Still Holding On When It’s Time to Let Go

Still Holding On When It’s Time to Let Go

I discussed the death of a bouquet in my November 21, 2018 post, stating I did not want my bouquet of flowers to wither and pass on. When it comes to letting things go or allowing a loved one to make their eternal transition, many of us behave the way I did with the carnations. […]

Striving To Resolve Everything Singlehandedly and Screaming

Striving To Resolve Everything Singlehandedly and Screaming

Many of us probably exhaled on January 2 saying, “The holidays are over. I can relax because things will be getting back to normal.” Even though we attempt to make the holidays cheerful and stress free – STRESS occurs in some fashion, if even minimally – couldn’t find the perfect gift, a wayward child is […]

New Year ~ New Perspectives

New Year ~ New Perspectives

I love the sense of excitement and anticipation the new year brings. There’s just something satisfying in knowing the old is past and something new is coming. It’s a time to reflect and ponder, but also an opportunity to forge ahead and see what the Lord has in store. Looking back over 2018, there are […]

What Does The Future Hold?

What Does The Future Hold?

Just about everyone wants to know the future.  They want to know what will happen in their personal lives and what is in store for the world.  Some people want to know this so badly that they are willing to pay someone to foretell their future!  In a way, we all want to know what […]

The Baby Smiles

The Baby Smiles

“The Little Drummer Boy” is my favorite Christmas carol. Partly for the music. The harmonies are unique. The melody swells to a triumphant climax before plummeting to pianissimo at the finish. But it is the story within the lyrics that captured my heart.   I picture those magnificent magi on their way to give homage […]

Spread a Little Holiday Cheer

Spread a Little Holiday Cheer

Tis the season to be jolly! This is my favorite time of the year. I absolutely love the Christmas holiday season. Everyone seems to be a little nicer, a little more generous and a bit more loving. As much as I love this season, I’m often reminded that for many people this is the time […]

3 Steps to Greater Joy in Your Life

3 Steps to Greater Joy in Your Life

Monotony is a joy-stealer in most women’s lives. Whether it’s the daily grind of heading to the workplace to perform the same tasks, day after day, or the mundane routines of motherhood, a happy life starts to feel like a pipe dream in the midst of the monotony.  Survival becomes the goal, and we forget […]

Letter to a New Friend

Letter to a New Friend

I have been wondering how you  are doing. Our mutual friend said she doesn’t talk to you as much as she would like, and most times when I ask how you are, she doesn’t have recent updates. She did tell me that you are going through some pretty difficult times, so I keep praying for […]

Death of a Bouquet

Death of a Bouquet

I love having fresh flowers in my home and will pick up a bouquet whenever I’m at the grocery store. I love roses but usually get the $7.99 – 11.99 bouquet of carnations with a few roses interspersed. My last bunch of flowers lasted more than two weeks. Since they had lived that long, I […]

Essential Life Lessons

Essential Life Lessons

One can get lost in the names and reigning of kings in the pages of the Old Testament. But if we take the time to delve deeper into their stories, we’ll find essential lessons for life. Ones we should make a point never to forget. While reading through II Chronicles, I noticed a central thread […]

Guard Your Gate

Guard Your Gate

A gate is the ideal spot to have control over who or what comes and goes at that crucial entrance point of an important place.  A simple passage in Isaiah gives us a wonderful promise about the significance of a gate and if we study it carefully, we will also notice a hidden warning.  But […]

Relinquishing Control of My Agenda

Relinquishing Control of My Agenda

I recently acquired a young kitten. Her name is Scalliwag (Callie for short). She is cute and snuggly and amusing. She also wreaks havoc with my daily agenda. Like a small child, a ten-week-old kitten requires a lot of supervision to keep it entertained and out of mischief. Since I am the only one home […]

Four Ways to Intentionally Speak Words of Life

Four Ways to Intentionally Speak Words of Life

We put the trip to camp on the calendar and crossed off the white boxes with eager expectation as the weekend drew near. It had been a long winter on pretty much every level, including snowstorms that buried us well into April. When the weekend finally arrived, we hoped the 100 percent chance of rain […]

Walking Alongside

Walking Alongside

The other day I saw the most adorable thing. An older man pulled out a bike for his wife that is best described as an adult tricycle! He helped his wife get on but she was having trouble getting started. After a couple attempts at getting going, he tried it out to make sure nothing […]

Let Nothing Move You

Let Nothing Move You

Over the last month, well last week or so I’ve felt burnt out. There’s been a lot going on in my family. You know the type where it feels like everything is going crazy all at once and you just want to scream. I’ve done that a few times, and then it makes you all grumpy […]

The Not so Good Good Old Days

The Not so Good Good Old Days

Sometimes we long for those simpler days … those good old days when we think everything was so much better.   But do we really want to go back to Ozzie and Harriet Days? Before antibiotics? Developed initially in the 1930s, I know I’m alive today because of this improvement in medical care. Do we […]

How Do You Glorify God In Your Body and Spirit?

How Do You Glorify God In Your Body and Spirit?

You are not your own – you have been bought with a price! One can glorify God in their body and spirit by: –  Treating yourself ROYALLY. –  Taking care of God’s Property – Your EARTH SUIT. Did you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost who lives in you and you are not your own? […]

Walking in the Gospel of Peace

Walking in the Gospel of Peace

And having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace (Ephesians 6:15 NKJV). My dad spent over 40 years working as a butcher. He wore a certain pair of shoes  for work because his feet picked up the grease and meat particles that spilled on the floor of the butcher shop. At […]