When One Chooses

God has a way of plucking people from the worst circumstances and setting their feet on a rock to serve and praise Him. Ethel Waters is one of millions to have this redemptive experience. Some of you may remember the Billy Graham Crusades televised years ago. I wrote a blog here sharing my thoughts about those crusades … More When One Chooses

Truth in a List

A few years ago, I was teaching children who had no idea who Jesus is. I was desperate to help them understand my love for Him and His word. I wanted to pass on some core ideas because I didn’t know how long I’d be with them. An urgency to share what I knew led … More Truth in a List

He Died for Me

This poem is based chronologically on portions of Matthew’s Gospel.  I wrote this as Easter approached a number of years ago. He died for me? How can that be, that Jesus chose to die for me? Nailed to a tree, unjustified. His blood applied. What news! That Jesus died for me! He knew His purpose, … More He Died for Me

Mary of Bethany

Just a few days before Jesus would die on the cross for the sins of the world, there is an account of a woman who took an opportunity to worship Him. Her display was remarkable and loving and remembered throughout all time. John 12:1-8 is the passage. We find Lazarus hosting a dinner for Jesus. … More Mary of Bethany

Lamb of God

It’s Holy Week. A contemplative, yet joyous week for all who believe in Jesus, trust Him with their lives, and show Him their love through obedience. This poem is one I wrote a few years ago. Lamb of God   O Lamb of God, so pure and sinless Thank you for your love so endless. … More Lamb of God

Beets per Minute

When was the last time you ate beets? I don’t imagine it’s at the top of most people’s culinary favorites. I used to hate beets because my only experience with them was out of a can. Those are truly awful. My mother would have them as a side dish for dinner occasionally and they tasted … More Beets per Minute

Art and Youth

Is there anyone in the Christian world who hasn’t heard of the Gideons? Their real name is The Gideons International. Most hotels today still carry a Bible provided by this Christian organization in a drawer near the bed. But they state in their mission statement that they are more than just what we see in … More Art and Youth

Love Is NOT Blind

And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart, so they will obey my decrees and regulations. Then they will truly be my people, and I will be their God. But as for those who … More Love Is NOT Blind

The Power of the Call

Have you ever been puzzled by what a call on someone’s life is? If you’ve been a church goer for any amount of time, you may have heard someone say that God called them to do this or that work.  I had heard this all my life in church, but had little understanding of the … More The Power of the Call

No Excuses Chicken

Healthy eating is a lifestyle for me. Some of you may be starting this lifestyle because of the new year. If you’re looking for an easy recipe that is healthy and satisfying, this one may be for you. I call this No Excuses Chicken because everything needed is purchased at the store and there’s no chopping and no excuses for not having something healthy to eat. … More No Excuses Chicken