Great Gardening

When I looked at the small round objects, about the size of pin heads, I marveled at the potential. Really? These little grains of almost nothing are going to become something large, colorful, and beautiful? How can this be? This is quite puzzling,…

The Creeping Critter

II Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Insects are such a nuisance!  I’ve decided their only purpose is to help the pesticide companies stay in business.  Personally,…

The Tea Kettle is Boiling

Frustration is a dangerous thing! I’m sure it’s been around forever. Imagine Eve, when she tasted the forbidden fruit, realizing it wasn’t as good as it looked. Imagine Daniel Boone opening the beaver trap with the supposedly deceased…

Reason We Tend To Isolate Ourselves

Dear Friends, Isolation does not carry impact, yet as Christians, many of us have historically hidden ourselves away inside our personal or corporate denominational or inspirational bubble. Perhaps we are afraid that others will taint us…

To Please or Not to Please, That is the Question!

I guess you know that trying to please people can become a trap. The need to please others can keep us from being true to ourselves and to our inner convictions.  Abraham Lincoln once said, “You can please some of the people all of the time,…

Song of Life

Ever met a person who won’t leave well enough alone.  Maybe it’s that weird relative who always shows up at family gatherings and stirs up contention. You know, he or she as the case may be, always challenges the story, or even beyond that,…

Comfort Zone

Comfort is a valuable, marketable item. Few people sleep without a comfortable pillow; few people walk without comfortable shoes. In winter, we have heat; in summer, we have air conditioning. But it goes much further than that. We can live our…

Beauty Fades or Does it?

I always thought others would grow older, but not me! I suppose that statement in itself is a bit arrogant. When the realization hits that time does not stop for me or anyone else, it can be a rude awakening. It hit me the other day when I looked…

Stolen Identity

I remember the day we received a letter from the IRS. It was addressed to me and to a male person I did not know at our address. My husband asked me, “who is this?” We opened it up and realized someone had filed my taxes, had my social security…