“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” –Colossians 3:12 (NIV) Every morning as I prepare for my day, I decide what to wear. Looking in my closet, I have choices. Do I wear a skirt today? Slacks? Jeans? What top coordinates with theContinue reading “Choices”
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“Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” Mark Twain
An Encouraging Word…especially for those who grieve
“Jesus wept” (John 11:35). Even though He knew Lazarus had died and was buried, Jesus wept. He knew he would raise Lazarus from the dead, yet He wept. When he saw Mary weeping, He wept. Like the tip of an iceberg, these two simple words give us a glimpse of the depth of Jesus’ loveContinue reading “An Encouraging Word…especially for those who grieve”
Sunday’s Sermon Snippet
Here’s a take-away from a sermon by my pastor: “Shame can never produce that which only grace was designed to produce. What would it look like for you to draw near to God with a sincere heart?” Feel free to share your own Sunday sermon snippet.
I first published this article in The Secret Place, Fall 2016 “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms….” Deuteronomy 33:26a (NIV) A tickle deep in my throat prompted me to leave the sanctuary during the sermon. I got a drink, coughed, and blew my nose where the noise wouldn’t disturbContinue reading “God’s Embrace”
What will I do for Lent?
When I was a child, I remember my dad always gave up something for Lent. He might forgo desserts for the season or give up some other indulgence. I never knew why he did this, but I know he was always faithful in it. This image that has been circulating on Facebook has given meContinue reading “What will I do for Lent?”
My Faith Journey
On Throwback Thursdays, I’d like to share a bit of my faith journey with you. When I was a child, my family did not regularly attend worship services. Oh, we went to Easter Sunrise Services and sometimes to Christmas Eve services, but that was about it. Fortunately, I had grandmothers who prayed. They were theContinue reading “My Faith Journey”
The Winter of Our Souls
Winter is nearly over. Nature already shows signs of approaching spring and we anxiously await the hoped for new growth. No matter how long or dreary winter may seem, we always know that spring will arrive, eventually. But what about the winters of our souls? What about those times we feel distant from God andContinue reading “The Winter of Our Souls”