Are You In Need of Direction?

Are You In Need of Direction?

Sometimes you just need to ask for directions. Personally, when I’m on a road trip and find that I’m unfamiliar with where I’m going I normally designate my passenger to take the directions and help me navigate as I drive. Today, there isn’t a person ( that I know of) driving around without a GPS, […]

Got Jesus?

Got Jesus?

Recently I “inherited” a shirt with the words “Got Jesus?” across the front of it. The white lettering stands out clearly against the pure black background. As I slipped the shirt on for the first time and started for town, a sobering though struck me. Everyone I came across would read the words and immediately […]

Open Your Hands

Open Your Hands

Picking up groceries, mid-week, has become a normal ritual of mine.  On this particular day I had struggled with how full my day was so, after exercising I decided to make a quick trip for some small supplies. I remember being so tired and just wanting to get home and relax, but I should have […]

Trials of a Clay Pot

Trials of a Clay Pot

Most of us have heard the analogies of God as the potter and us as the clay through sermons and books. But recently the story came to visual life as a talented art teacher was speaking at my church and while he taught he created clay vessels on his potter’s wheel. As he twirled the […]

When Your Ministry becomes Your Idol

When Your Ministry becomes Your Idol

  It’s a rainy spring morning when a well-known women’s ministry publishes my heart-felt blog post. I’ve written for this site once in the past, and I know what this day will entail.  My own web site will receive more visits in one day than I normally receive in two weeks.  I’ll spend hours responding […]

30 Day’s of Restraint…

30 Day’s of Restraint…

As I get older I find it harder and harder to shed my winter weight. I remember when I was younger I would simply work out for a couples days and I could slide right back into my summer dresses with no problem. Well, those days are far behind me and the struggle now begins […]

Rest for the Weary

Rest for the Weary

I’ve been debating for several days on what topic to write about this month. My brain has been overworked with additional articles, guest posts, etc. that I’ve written this month in conjunction with my newest book release. Today it seems appropriate to touch on the topic of rest. Rest sounds especially nice at the moment […]

Give Yourself Permission to Relax!

Give Yourself Permission to Relax!

Life can become so busy we simply forget to give ourselves permission to relax, stop, or sit down in the midst of the madness. How do we not lose ourselves when surrounded by obligations, responsibilities, work, school, ministry, children, family, goals, marriage, loss, love and life? We are pulled in so many different directions that […]

April Showers Bring May Flowers … Sometimes

April Showers Bring May Flowers … Sometimes

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. 2 Peter 3:18 (NIV) I do not like to curse myself but I’m 99% positive that I have a ‘brown’ thumb when it comes to gardening and growing flowers. I’ve tried planting flowers […]

Piano Blessings

Piano Blessings

Philippians 4:13 “My God shall supply all your needs, according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” I have been teaching piano lessons for almost fifty years. There was one short period when I had close to fifty students, but when General Motors closed a nearby plant in 2009, I lost a lot of […]

Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

“Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the fields. And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” ” I don’t know,” he replied. ” Am I my brother’s keeper?” ( Genesis 4:8 & […]

A New Year?

A New Year?

It’s hard to believe that we are getting close to the end of the second month of 2018 already. Are you one of those who likes to make New Year’s resolutions? If so, how are you doing with your goals for the year? A lot of years I don’t make resolutions, but I do come […]

Life Is a Journey, Not a Destination

Life Is a Journey, Not a Destination

Two of my sisters and I were on vacation in Hawaii and decided to drive to the city of Hana on the eastern shore of the island of Maui. We rented a vehicle, obtained a map and started our trek. As we traveled, we observed that the road was two-laned, narrow, snaked, and only had […]

Fresh Start for the New Year

Fresh Start for the New Year

What are you taking with you into 2018? As I sit here looking at the sparkling lights of our Christmas tree I’ve let my mind wander to the New Year. To the time when the calendar rolls over to the next number, the sparklers are lit, and resolutions are made. It’s a fun time–a freeing […]

Choose the Adventure

Choose the Adventure

“Many people are so preoccupied with future plans and decisions that they fail to see choices they need to make today. Without any conscious awareness, they make their habitual responses. People who live this way find a dullness creeping into their lives. They sleepwalk through their days, following well-worn paths of routine. I, the Creator […]

My Nehemiah Trip

My Nehemiah Trip

My Nehemiah Trip Pastor Robert encouraged taking a ‘Nehemiah Trip’ through our city. Just, he says, as Nehemiah did in Jerusalem long ago as the children of Israel returned from Babylonian captivity. Pastor had woven himself through his own home streets of Denver, Colorado, in order to prepare his sermon and to get a sense […]

Adjusting To A Season Of Change…

Adjusting To A Season Of Change…

“The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead […]

Am I Entangled or Established

Am I Entangled or Established

Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2 I tend to be just a bit ADD when it comes to life. (I’m like the dog in the movie UP…”Squirrel!”) The […]