A Joyful Saturday before Christmas

Christmas Eve is only three days away and I’m cuddled under a blanket with a warm cup of coffee. Sitting here surrounded by my pets, I’m making a mental list of things that need to be done. It will be a busy week with many great moments. Yet, my mind drifts and my focus blurs as I recall years gone by and Christmas celebrations in my life.

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Dance

“But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Happy Monday!  The conference was amazing!  I felt like everyone there was the “real deal”.  I’m referring to all 10,000 attendees, the crew working the conference and the people on stage.  Everyone was approachable…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Our Need for Others

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – People Come and Go

The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen. ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭22:21‬ ‭NIV‬‬   Happy Thursday.  This last week I’ve been struggling with a little something that probably most of you have experienced.  From time to time people I have grown to love as friends have come into and gone out of my life.…Read more »

Perseverance during Life’s Trials

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. ‭‭James‬ ‭1:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬ We have all endured temptations and preserved through life’s  trials, but some seem especially difficult.  Saying goodbye to a family member…Read more »

Blessings Abound

The blessing of the LORD brings [true] riches, And He adds no sorrow to it [for it comes as a blessing from God]. ‭‭PROVERBS‬ ‭10:22‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Good morning!  The sun is out and Landon is excited.  If it doesn’t rain today, he will be able to go swimming.  After a long dry period, we have…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Let God Take Over

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Tuesday!  It’s raining here and we are so excited!  Isn’t it great God knows what we need and when we need it. Have you ever had one of those days where you felt invisible to someone?  I’m sure you…Read more »

Happy Mother’s Day!

So Jesus, seeing His mother, and the disciple whom He loved (esteemed) standing near, said to His mother, “[Dear] woman, look, [here is] your son!” ‭‭JOHN‬ ‭19:26‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Mother’s Day!  This day has been special for me.  I remember a time when I prayed to be a mother every day.  Now, I have two…Read more »

Finding the Balance: Listening and Speaking

Listen and hear my voice; Listen carefully and hear my words. ‭‭ISAIAH‬ ‭28:23‬ Someone once told me that God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason.  Yet, listening is something that is difficult to do.  Is it because we are so selfishly caught up in ourselves or maybe it’s because we want…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Make New Christian Friends

The man of too many friends [chosen indiscriminately] will be broken in pieces and come to ruin, But there is a [true, loving] friend who [is reliable and] sticks closer than a brother. ‭‭PROVERBS‬ ‭18:24‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Tuesday!  A couple of months ago a nice lady that I’ve known for many years invited me to…Read more »