July 15, 2017
I have been working on a project with a friend for some time now, and at various intervals, she has given me contributions to the project. Many times when she gives me something it is in a brown envelope. One of the things that she gave me was a package of pictures. After talking about it, she decided that she didn’t want to use those pictures, so she asked for them back.
July 07, 2017
Philemon is a little book tucked in the New Testament right before Hebrews. If you will remember Paul wrote this book to Philemon, Paul asked Philemon to welcome back without punishment a runaway slave, named Onesimus, who had previously stolen from Philemon. He felt that he knew Philemon well enough to be confident that he would do the right thing.
June 29, 2017
On the way to a writer’s conference, my family and I stopped and visited the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. If you will remember, they made the news in 2014 because they experienced a large sinkhole that swallowed eight of cars in their collection.
June 21, 2017
We know that the lion is referred to as the king of the jungle. There is something majestic in the way that he holds himself. He walks with confidence and roars with power to declare that title. But do you know what you call a dead lion? You call him a dead lion.
June 16, 2017
Sunday is Father’s Day and as we honor our earthly fathers, let’s remember our Heavenly Father. Can you remember a time when you got yourself in a bad situation, and your Dad swooped in to save the day? Maybe it was a problem at school with a teacher, or maybe you broke your favorite toy, and your dad fixed it. One of the jobs of dads is to fix things.
June 09, 2017
Habakkuk is a little book tucked in the Old Testament with a big message. We don’t know a lot about Habakkuk. He identifies himself as a prophet, and we know that he was a prophet with questions. This book of the Bible is a conversation between the searching prophet and God.
June 03, 2017
I may have shared this story before on my blog. If so forgive me, I have written enough blogs now that I can’t remember them all. When I was little and would say things like, “I can’t wait for Christmas” or “Only a few more days until school is out.” My mother would always tell me not to wish my life away.
May 26, 2017
Who do you want to meet when you get to heaven? I know that first and foremost we want to see Jesus. The other obvious answer is family members and friends who have gone on before us. But, what about Bible characters? Is there someone from the Bible that you want to talk to when you get to heaven?
May 18, 2017
When I was a little girl, my father came home one day with a beautiful Spitz dog. We were so excited and could not wait to play with our new friend and get our hands in that billowy white fur. But just as my dad bent down to undo the leash the dog growled and snapped at him. He jerked his hand back just in time to avoid being bitten.
May 11, 2017
I love finding characters in the Bible that I’m not familiar with and seeing what they have to teach us. I found one this week. It is the story of Asa tucked away in 2 Chronicles 14-16 and 1 Kings 15:9-24. These two passages relay the same story of Asa’s life.
May 04, 2017
Shadowboxing is defined as sparring with an imaginary partner. Boxers use this as a method of training to help build up muscles. Also, I’m sure you have seen this image depicted in movies and TV. It makes the boxer look tough to his opponent. It may also have merit as a way to build up muscles, but spiritual shadowboxing is of no use.
April 28, 2017
April 27, 2017, as I am writing this, is the 152nd anniversary of a little-known but fascinating story. While it has great significance in American history, I believe we can also gain spiritual insight from it. I would like to recount this story to you now.
April 21, 2017
I was at a women’s conference several years ago when the speaker passed out rubber bands. We were instructed to place them on our wrist, and every time we said something negative we were to pop ourselves. Needless to say, after a few days, our stinging wrists made us aware of how often we allowed negative words to slip from our lips.
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