How can someone read a whole book about divorce, cancer, death, singleness, and life-altering injury and come out at the end of the last chapter encouraged?! That would seem ludicrous to some, unless you know the Author – the One Who wrote such scenarios. Continue reading “Refreshing My Mind”
A small circle of friends were gathered and one stepped into the circle and shared a duty that they were asked to do. Let’s just say she let us know how unhappy she was about it. Continue reading “Stop Complaining”
It was a busy evening of decorating the church for our recent Vacation Bible School when one of the leaders picked up a “Conversation Beach Ball” and decided it was time for a break. She threw the ball to a worker and yelled, “Right hand!” They caught the ball and then read the question that was under the grasp of their right thumb and answered it. The ball was passed to me and the question I read was something like,
What Bible story do you love the most?
Not wanting to take too much time to answer, I thought of one I’d recently been reading in my morning devotions. I said, “The story of Joseph forgiving his brothers.” The group was satisfied with my answer because it allowed the game to continue.
The next day I got to thinking back on our game, and my question in particular, and I was shocked when I thought about how I had responded!
Continue reading “How To Have Life and Peace”
I remember the drive as I headed out early to purchase the last items I needed for my Easter dinner. I was filled with excitement as I anticipated Easter Sunday and the joy of worshiping and remembering the empty tomb! The sky was kind of gray and cloudy as I headed out, but I needed to get this done.
As I drove into town, my mind went to the first Easter Saturday – that very day after Continue reading “Behind the Clouds”
Laryngitis is keeping me from posting a video today, so I’m writing my post instead. Hopefully I’ll be back with a voice and a video next week!
Whether we want to admit it or not, the Christmas season is closing in on us. I’ve seen Black Friday ads long before November even arrived! I can remember the days of shopping on Black Friday. One year my whole family was in Kentucky for Thanksgiving and we decided we were going to join the crazy shoppers and head out and get some bargains, too! We mapped out: Continue reading “Early Shopping”