Label Makers

“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35 ESV After church today, my husband and I were discussing the sad reality that many Christians choose not to hang out with those who call themselves anything else. Many will say it isn’t so, but…

Focused on the Flesh

One of the darkest times of my life was sadly while I was on my journey to a better, healthier me. I remember a time, a couple of years ago, when I sat down to have my quiet time, the scripture reference was Romans 8:6. I opened up my Bible to see what it said….

The Cause of Comfort

My husband hangs Christmas lights every year for extra income. Though he may never admit it, I think there is a part of him that does it because he is a closet adrenaline junkie. This year was no different. He had over thirty houses on the books. Now, it is important to realize that Christmas…

Unusual Peace

​And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 ESV Since deciding to go back to work, this incredible, indescribable peace has washed over me. Sunday, in church, my husband prayed over me as we took the communion elements. In the midst he…

Yes or Yes

  Four days ago, I got a call from my former principal, asking me if I would consider a teaching job in a different grade level than when I taught for him this past year. The reason I say “former principal” is because I had resigned to be a stay at home mom. I have…

The Root of Weeds

Many times I have looked out in the yard and noticed an onslaught of weeds. It seems every time we mow, the weeds just seem to pop back up the next day. One day, determined to alleviate the problem, I grabbed a dinosaur step stool and an old shoe box. For a while, and by…

Anchored

July 29th “COME TO ME CONTINUALLY. I am meant to be the Center of your consciousness, the Anchor of your soul. Your mind will wonder from Me, but the question is how far you allow it to wander. An anchor on a short rope lets a boat drift only slightly before the taut line tugs the boat…

My Father’s Father’s Promise Is My Hope

Last week I ran across an old friend, a scripture that had given me much hope, through many of my life’s trials. I have walked a lot of life in these last three and a half decades, so when a promise in scripture like this one comes along, it is one I cling to for hope….

Pass the Script Please

“Do these jeans make my butt look big?” “What do you think I should do?” “He shouldn’t need me to tell him that I want to go on a surprise date!” Do these questions sound familiar? Do they often start a heated discussion? How about, “Where do you want to eat?” I remember early in…

Somedays

Some days I wish I could eat like I use to. Somedays, I wish I could indulge in chili cheese tator tots, double cheeseburgers, sweet tea with endless refills. Somedays, I wish I could just buy that magic pill, potion, lotion, patch that every friend I know sells. The one that promises that I don’t…