The Gift I received a lovely gift last night. It wasn’t wrapped in pretty paper with a big bow or stashed inside a colorful gift bag with matching tissue paper. It wasn’t like a gift you get for your birthday or Christmas, but, it was a gift nonetheless. The gift I received was silence — … More The Unexpected Gift of Blissful Silence
Something unusual caught my eye a few weeks ago when I took my puppy out for his morning constitutional. The tall, purple flowers along the front of our house were leaning toward the sun rising in the East. These normally attention-straight bursts of color — a friend identified them as Agapanthus — were leaning eastward … More A Good Lesson From Flowers: Lean Into The Son
Bread. It’s the most basic of human needs, along with water. In the past, you heard about prisoners getting bread and water. Sailors sailing on the high seas and soldiers fighting in historical wars survived on some form of bread. In more modern times, the bread shelves empty as people prepare for the threat of … More Bread – It’s What We Need The Most
The Birth of Christ And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord”. Luke 2:10-11 (ESV) The Crucifixion of … More The Four Most Important Days For All Of Us
Love – (1) affectionate concern for the well-being of others (2) a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person (3) a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection (4) the benevolent affection of God for His creatures, or the … More LOVE: It’s What We All Need
Anyone need some hope this Christmas? … More Could You Use A Little Hope This Christmas?
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:13-14 (KJV) Christmas Music Music. What can be better than Christmas music? It is one of my favorite things. I’m very much a … More What I Experienced On The Fifth Day Of Christmas
I just got home from the mountains and I’m exhausted. Not physically, although that hike up the mountain a couple of days before we left was a challenge for my out-of-shape self. I’m talking about being emotionally exhausted. My husband and I spent a couple of days short of a month in the mountains … More The Good and The Bad on the Roller Coaster of Life
I could feel my anxiety increasing as the talking head droned on and on. Blah, blah, blah. I rolled my eyes and thought to myself, “enough already”. But, there was no escaping. My husband finally reached over and changed the radio station to something more pleasant. He either sensed my growing anxiety or had tired … More Why I Can Choose Joy No Matter The Circumstance
The Battle of Gettysburg was a decisive and bloody battle in the Civil War, a war fought to preserve the Union. Considering what we see on the news, I wonder, was the union truly preserved?
… More Reflections On Gettysburg: Did They Die In Vain?