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?
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
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
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?
Have you ever had a moment when God surprised you by answering a desire in your heart that was there a while? … More Delight or Distraction
Do you need an uncomplicated Bible study to inspire you to serve others and learn to love yourself? … More June Jewels Bible Study
What is missions? Have you ever wondered this? The WMU(Woman’s Missionary Union)website proclaims, “For more than 125 years, WMU has devoted itself to making disciples of Jesus who live on mission. We are dedicated to working with churches and believers to accomplish the mission of God.” And I believe it! There is nothing on the … More 3 Reasons For You to Love WMU
My dad. Mild mannered, unassuming, a cheerful soul, burdened at times by things he couldn’t control, although with faults, a loving father. This is not a Father’s Day tribute, but a tribute of a significant event in his life. The above picture was taken on May 26, 2014. That pole provided a brief rest holding … More A Memory on Memorial Day
Has worry ever grabbed you and suddenly you feel suffocated by a situation beyond your control? Worry is a condition many live in regularly. We all know there are some rather large situations in life that can escalate our concern to worry. … More Worry Worksheet
Covid19 may have given you some contemplative time the last few weeks. Quotes sometimes put things in perspective like nothing else. … More 10 Quotes for this Covid19 Season