My husband and I are in full-time ministry, and just like you, we are busy. Like you, we struggle with time management, priorities, and just getting the daily list done sometimes. Some days the pressure comes, and it honestly seems no way to get it all done. As the holidays approach, you may find you … More 5 Ways to Handle a Busy Schedule
This was a phrase I often heard from my mother in childhood. I think for her, it was important to add those last two words, “real good,” at the end. I believe she knew you could wash your hands real bad. And I think real bad would’ve been everything from just running the water a … More Did You Wash Your Hands Real Good?
Would you like a quick and easy idea for loving your neighbor? Now and then, I may post a healthy recipe or a decorating idea or helpful hint. It isn’t the blog’s central theme, but it does follow in line with following Jesus, which is the theme. Today, I want to share with you an … More You Can Be The Fragrance Of Christ
When was the last time you thought about a beaver? Me either, but these interesting rodents recently came to mind when I pondered being ready for whatever is coming. Curiosity led me to research these non-hibernators. Beavers have a method of gnawing on trees and branches near a stream. This begins the process of building … More How You Can Be Prepared for God’s Plans
This is a 2nd blog on Hope. In the previous blog, I explored the two kinds of hope, Living and Eternal. I wrote about the longing for heaven and the truth that for every believer, Jesus is our HOPE. So with this longing, we as humans seem wired for more. We can chase a person, … More Hope Realized
Do you have a favorite word? One of mine is hope. Hope is real, and it lives in truth and can’t be mistaken as false hope. When a person makes things way too optimistic regarding something that has a strong chance of not happening, that is false hope. In error, humans often choose this. False … More Hope is Real
No matter what, if you are a follower of Jesus, you can count on Him to come through. … More Faithful God
In our church, often, songs with the themes of heaven and grace are sung. As we all join together heralding this good news, the idea of this blessed condition makes me weep at times. While singing, my mind ponders how freeing it is to live a life indelibly marked by the grace of Jesus. None … More Imagine Your New Life
If you are a follower of Jesus, then having a quiet time is something you do. It’s part of who you are as His follower. It’s a time for Him to talk to you through His Word and time for you to speak to Him in prayer. This is the relationship we all learn about, … More Improve Your Quiet Time
Getting to see two sunrises recently has only solidified in my mind the benefit and blessing of being an early riser—each one called to mind an eloquent passage from God’s Word, Psalm 8. Psalm 8 O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth! You have set Your glory in the … More Morning by Morning
It’s a quiet, Saturday morning in my corner of the world. The sound of a distant train horn and its rumble down the tracks seems to fit the cooler temperature. The birds are chirping near my window. A creature is clawing and scratching as it calculates the safest path to preservation beyond the edge of our house. In … More Want Freedom?
We’ve all heard of the Serenity Prayer. Familiar as the Lord’s prayer to some, and part of our culture for decades, yet most don’t know the prayer in its entirety. We are familiar with the shortened mass-marketed one, seen in every bookstore, on every card table at garage sales, as plaques in thrift stores, and … More The Serenity Prayer
Recently, my scripture writing was out of Colossians 1:9-14. As I was writing it and later reflecting on this passage, thoughts came like the glow of lightning bugs, as the Holy Spirit began teaching me. When I gleaned all I could, I decided to make a simple study. This study is based on the New … More What Freedom Really Looks Like
It’s Father’s Day 2020. My earthly dad went on to glory Christmas Eve of 2014. It is one of the best memories of my life. Because he was a follower of Jesus, death had no sting. Those of us present at his passing were able to sing sacred Christmas carols to him. We had the … More How you can write your Heavenly Father
In our church, songs with the themes of heaven and of grace are often sung. As we all join together heralding this good news, the idea of this blessed condition makes me weep at times. While singing, I ponder how freeing it is to live a life indelibly marked by the grace of Jesus. None … More Why not follow Jesus?