Memorial Day Musings

As we enjoy a three-day weekend and picnics with family and friends, let’s take time to reflect on the somber reason for the holiday. Memorial Day – commemorates all men and women who have died in U.S. military service. Veterans Day – which celebrates the service of U.S. military veterans Armed Forces Day – honors […]

How to achieve peaceful acceptance

Almost every day, I pray these words: I will travel through this day in peaceful acceptance of your plan for me without resistance, because you are my safety and my story. You know my heart. You know my prayers are for Thy will to be done on earth as it is in heaven, and I […]

Should we be keeping secrets?

I attended an historic event in a prison last week. I was witness to something beautiful that I will never forget and was honored to be invited. Because I was in a prison, I had no phone with which to take pictures and no internet service to send pictures, even if I could. I came […]

Are people able to trust us?

Because of the miraculous signs Jesus did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many began to trust him. But Jesus didn’t trust them, because he knew all about people. No one needed to tell him about human nature, for he knew what was in each person’s heart. (John 2:23-24) What does trusting people look like? […]

Are we sharing our God stories?

We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. (Psalm 78:4) I got to thinking recently about the “God stories” I have experienced and lived to tell. We all have them, but sometimes we can forget […]

When it’s good to get a little bit nervous.

I participated in a bible study this week and the “armor of God” was reviewed: Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of […]

There is no Life Hack for This

I am a bit of a life hack junkie. I only follow family and a few other people on social media and rarely post, but I can be lured by life hacks! So far this year I have adopted a new way of cutting clementines, made my sweet potato casserole for Easter without peeling the […]

An Empty Grave

It’s a glorious day! Enjoy the account of the empty grave in Luke 24:1-12 (NLT). God reserved the discovery of the resurrection for women. 1But very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. I […]

What is so special about Easter?

As we spend the next week getting ready for Easter, let’s remember why Easter is so special. If Jesus hadn’t risen from the dead… We would not know that life after death was possible. Jesus certainly told people about the promise of eternal life, but without the resurrection, He would not have demonstrated He had […]

Are you in a long stretch of wilderness?

I wore my favorite work shoes and pants this Thursday. Best shoes. Best pants. I was ready to go. They are wearing out. Though both still look great, each is showing some wear-and-tear. I have tried on several occasions to re-purchase them. I have searched on Google using the exact brand and style name of […]