The End of the Beginning

“For we live by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). The end of the beginning. I headed off to the airport from the hotel half relieved but the other half felt...sad. I did it. One year ago I wouldn’t have thought it possible, but heavenly Dad knew better. Since the shuttle from the hotel was leaving at 6 am and I hadn’t fallen into bed until nearly one, time with heavenly Dad was...

Me: Before, After and and Now (STBD)

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. 1 Peter 4:10 I have written before about using what is in my hand, but first I need to know/understand what is peeking out from between my fingers. This week was another big first, my first cross country trip with work. This is very different as there is no one on the "other side" waiting on pins...

The Mousy Conscience

“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” (2 Peter 1:3) With the New Year comes the challenge to make changes. Ummm...I think last year had enough changes to last a life time, don't you? Taylor's most favorite chocolate is Dove dark chocolate. For Christmas she received three different flavors...

The Broken Ornament

“He said, ‘Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?’ declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel” (Jeremiah 18:6). Each morning I have a schedule to make sure everything gets done. Archie and I used to have a well choreographed dance: graceful, peaceful, well rehearsed, getting us both off to work with positive attitudes. Now my...

The Facebook Bouncer

James 1:22 But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. I talked about Christmas cards and not getting some of the "usuals." What I did not talk about was the facebook bouncer I had to look into. I received a Christmas card from someone I had completely forgotten was a "friend" on fb. I am going to be honest, it completely creeped me out. They said they liked looking at...