The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18) My Dad planted red raspberry bushes in the back yard. In the summertime, we got up early in the morning and rushed outside to beat the birds to the berries. We picked the biggest, reddest berries from the … More My Bowl Runneth Over
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. (Jeremiah 29:11) I was on my way home when I saw it. There, in the sky. It was cloudy and overcast; but, just ahead, glorious rays … More A Little Pushing, A Lot of Learning…
Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her! (Luke 1:45) I pulled up to the curb in front of my daughter’s intermediate school. I tried to line up her door so she didn’t have to walk through the plowed snow in her tennis shoes. It was gym day. … More Blood and Promises
But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. (Philippians 3:7) I was going through my closet once again, deciding what to keep and what to give to charity. I had done this several times in recent past and there were always a few things that escaped the garbage … More But I Count It All As Loss…
The tree is adorned with lights and garland. From its branches hang memories of Christmas Past. The presents, carefully chosen and beautifully wrapped sit under the tree awaiting their reveal. The smell of love poured into homemade meals and handmade cookies lingers in the air and soaks into our hearts. It’s home. Christmas. Imagine … More Do You See What I See?
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will … More I Have to Pack!
Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6) While at my daughter’s sixth grade Open House, we listened to the teachers discuss the curriculum and then we toured her classrooms. A booklet was on her desk … More Courageously Incomplete
It is that time of year again. Back to school. Late summer. Blue skies and puffy white clouds. Beautiful days. Labor Day weekend. It is also the anniversary of the day my life changed forever. It was the Friday before Labor Day. That year it was August 31st. I had a mammogram, then a … More Calm In the Middle of the Storm
Why work so hard to fit in when you were called to be set apart? (2 Corinthians 6:17) I recently went on an all-day shopping excursion with one of my very best friends and our daughters. Girls Day Out. It was a wonderful day of shopping for school clothes, catching up over dinner, and … More Comfortable Shoes
When we were kids, we used to build houses with my grandmother’s playing cards. We weren’t very good at it, but we tried. If we were lucky enough to get the first ‘floor’ built, we cautiously moved on to build the second story. I didn’t know if we ever got much further than that because, … More The Light in the Dark