One Gift You Should Get Everyone on Your List

When I think about Christmas, I think about the greatest gift we could have even been given – the gift of Christ.  Every year my mom (still at this age) asks me what I want for Christmas – my siblings ask me too. At a point in life where my greatest wants and needs cannotContinue reading “One Gift You Should Get Everyone on Your List”

A Note of Thanks

Call it the Miss Manners in me but I am always writing thank you notes.  Not just for gifts but just to show extreme appreciation for love and consideration.  Lately I have had so much thanksgiving in my heart for others.  I am so appreciative of their love, concern, and kindness.  As I began toContinue reading “A Note of Thanks”

There is always a positive word

I remember back in Kindergarten we were taught if we don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all.  I think that statement is absolutely wrong.  I have learned that there is always something positive to say. In every area of our life, God gives us powerful life affirming messages that we canContinue reading “There is always a positive word”

Danger is Real; Fear is a Choice

 Funny that as I read my bible this morning, I thought of a quote actor Will Smith said in the movie, “After Earth”.  He told his son “danger is real, yet fear is a choice”.  Sometimes we start on journeys, a slave to fear before we even encounter danger.  We anticipate the danger.  We areContinue reading “Danger is Real; Fear is a Choice”

For weeks I have questioned if God would fulfill his good promises to me.  I mean why would he? He already took two great promises from me.  Would he do that only to fulfill it later? Why?  Sometimes it is so hard to understand why things happen.  It is so hard to fathom how hurtContinue reading

Be like a little kid — and share

When we give or think of giving, we, or at least I, often think of giving out of excess.  This morning I realized that my idea of “excess” and God’s ideas are very different. God says if we have just 2 coats that we should give one to the person who has no coat.  Continue reading “Be like a little kid — and share”

Reconnected

In such a day of connectivity, we hate to feel disconnected.  Leaving our cell phones at home is a major issue.  Lack of internet connectivity is unfathomable.  It can be the same with God. For months, I have felt like my connection to Christ was going in and out.  It was like I was signingContinue reading “Reconnected”

Fireworks because I am not self-governing

Today, Independence Day, the 4th of July, the great U.S. day of celebration.  This is the day that marks our country’s independence from Great Britain.  No more is the U.S. governed by British law.  The nation rejoices with parties, and great food and fireworks — we are independent.  We are free — We are self-governing.Continue reading “Fireworks because I am not self-governing”

Has the Power of God Changed or Just the Measure of Our Faith

For the past few Sundays, I have watched the series, “The Bible” on the History Channel.  As I started watching the series, I marveled at the great feats accomplished by God for his people and using his people.  In watching I could not help but think about how I would love to experience God inContinue reading “Has the Power of God Changed or Just the Measure of Our Faith”