The List

2 Choronicles 27:6 " So Jotham became mighty, because he ordered his ways before the Lord his God." I'm reading through the Bible and at the end it always asks me the question, "What God is saying to you?" The reading today was of "this King reigned for this long, he did Evil. This king lived this long, he did such and such, and he did good." When it came to the time of the...

“Do You Know Me?”

Luke 12:7 "Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows." I am running late, but I can squeeze it in! I got a letter from Eric's noninsurance-insurance that they didn't receive the check that I dropped in the mail right before we left for Jamaica. I needed to stop at the bank to see if it had been cashed and if yes, by who. Five...

Jamaican Heart

Matthew 25:40 "And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ " I don't even know where to start... Eric was blessed with the opportunity to go on a missions trip and then doublely blessed: he could take me with him. What??? The mission? To build a home for a child so they could stay with their parents, in this...

Thanks for the memories…

Kurthunk, kurthunk sounds the dryer as my computer softly hums. Otherwise, the house is quiet as Eric and I do our digital duties. Mine is more or less caught up so I have a few moments to process and remember... . For those of you that don't know, I have taken the leap and am on a brand new adventure. I am no longer working in the crafting industry but, of all things, FARM EQUIPMENT! I love...

Who’s God? You or Me?

It’s Friday and we are on the brink of a weekend:12 hours and counting! This morning Eric and I were discussing love and what it is. It’s one thing to say it’s finding out the likes and dislikes of the ones around us and showing love accordingly (loving them the way they need/enjoy being loved). It is another to not turn those likes and dislikes into set rules and regulations: “We’ve...

Mary, Martha, and Me

James 1:22 “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” Hmmmmmmmm—I sit quietly and listen to the whirl of the fan and sip my coffee. The nonstop running phase has begun again and I take a moment to be silent and spend time with Heavenly Dad. It’s like He has a chair pulled out at the table, my coffee is hot with swirling steam, as He waits for me to...

“And the Star is ____!”

 SHHHHHHHH… Do you hear it? Wait for iiiiiiiit. That’s what I’ve been taught anyway, when it comes to listening to God. One thing I appreciate most about the way I grew up is how it was stressed that Jesus lives in me. He wasn’t just in my “heart“. Somehow through all of the doctrinal “rights and wrongs” they impressed on me that I was never alone. I’m not sure if the...

Perfect People and the Price of Happiness

Click-click, the door opens and closes. Shuffle, shuffle, shuffle, I hear feet getting closer. Huff…huff is the sound of labored breathing from extreme humidity in the air. Shuffle, shuffle, shuffle, click-click and the door opens and closes. Those are the sounds of someone coming into the offices from production, down the hallway, retrieving whatever was needed, and then returning to...

But…what’s the Motive?

Click, click, click, click, I can hear keyboard clicking in the background, then, "Can I borrow your fly swatter?" "Sure, but it has wasp guts on it." "Ok, I won't lick it then." "Well, unless you chocolate cover it first..." This is me on lunch break at work, finishing up my thought process from hanging with Dad this morning. It was a good talk with tears, laughter, memories, reflections and...