Posted in November 2014

Dance of Life

Dance of Life

We do the dance of life, but do we hear the music? When I was in school, seventh and eighth graders could sign-up for eight weeks of dance lessons followed by a cotillion (formal dance). We learned the foxtrot and a couple other dances that I no longer remember the names nor the steps to. I … Continue reading

Chained to Approval

Chained to Approval

We are born not knowing how people operate…how they react…how they love or don’t–we are but a blank slate when it comes to understanding how the people of this planet conduct themselves. We learn–trial and error–as we go along. We pick up behaviors, habits…crutches (idols). Crutches become a way of life–automatic–so deeply ingrained that we … Continue reading

Never Forget to Thank God!

Never Forget to Thank God!

Last night flakes of white poured from heaven as if God opened a bag of feathers and let them spiral to earth. Piles of white beauty blanket the ground. All is pristine, flawless, made new…no spot or wrinkle. Just as Christ covered our sin’s with His blood and made us new! A gift from heaven … Continue reading

Pain Proceeds Scars, and Scars Proceed Healing

Pain Proceeds Scars, and Scars Proceed Healing

We are a tiny splatter of paint on God’s canvas, and often that wee speck of color is all we get to see of God’s masterpiece. However, God’s paintbrush is always painting completing the picture He planned for His creation. When our little splatter of paint takes the form of pain it’s only natural that we would … Continue reading

I Have Seen God

I Have Seen God

I Have Seen God by Klaus-Dieter John truly reveals the power of God! Over and over this book shows how God worked in Dr. John’s life and made it possible for him to build a hospital in Peru. His word’s kept me turning page after page. I also learned a few things about how difficult … Continue reading

Forgotten Christmas

Forgotten Christmas

I wonder, has our Savior’s birth become more about us than Christ? We busy ourselves hanging lights and placing bulbs on evergreen limbs, fight hordes of shoppers to purchase gifts for those who already have so much, and stuff ourselves on delicious things to eat. We sing carols, pass out candle canes, and send dozens … Continue reading

We Are on the Same side!

We Are on the Same side!

It’s true we have a common enemy, but it’s not with one another!  We, friends, are on the same side! The evil one slipped into paradise and hissed doubts into Eve’s ear. (Genesis 3:1). She listened to the serpent’s words, took that forbidden bite, and a chasm–ocean’s wide–emerged between us and God. Satan, a slithering serpent, … Continue reading

We Are All the Same…Y’all

We Are All the Same…Y’all

If we remove all the labels–age, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, skin color, fat, skinny, short, and tall–and look at what lies beneath…then we will discover that we are all the same…Y’all! We all breathe in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. We all long to be loved and accepted. We all get angry…sick…and feel pain. We … Continue reading

Too Loved to be Lost

Too Loved to be Lost

Debora’s book Too Loved to be Lost is wrote to encourage women.  Each of her twenty-four chapters are short and easy to read (her book reminds me of a devotional). She touches on many issues that women struggle with–insecurities, self-worth, acceptance…etc.   She uses humor and personal stories to convey her message. Her words are penned … Continue reading

Where Treetops Glisten

Where Treetops Glisten

Where Treetops Glisten by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, & Sarah Sundin is just the book to get you in the mood to celebrate the coming Christmas season!Three fabulous authors come together to write one terrific book.  Three, separate, love stories that come about during WWII.  In the midst of many losses, that always come about … Continue reading

The Brickmaker’s Bride

The Brickmaker’s Bride

If you like Christian historical fiction then the The Brickmaker’s Bride just might be the book for you! Judith Miller has a gift for transporting her readers back in time.  With descriptive writing and beautiful word pictures one feels as if they are watching each of the characters as they journey from page to page. … Continue reading