Recently, in my weekly Bible study class, someone asked, “How can I know God’s path? How can I be positive which path He wants me to take?” It is a question that has been filled the hearts and minds of Christians in every generation. Every age and throughout the world. We want to know not… Read More The Wisdom of Wise Friends
Children love birthdays! Oh, the excitement!! And, as parents, we love celebrating the birthdays of our children. From the favorite food – favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner…or all three! – to the decorations and just the right cake. And, of course, choosing a gift that will bring delight. It is a lot of work but definitely… Read More Enjoy Today’s Gifts
One of the things I miss about the holidays is spending time with my littles in the kitchen….creating fun, but simple (always simple) treats to celebrate the occasion. My kids are grown. There are no more Easter baskets or colorful, plastic eggs hung from the tree in the front yard….but I still enjoy playing around… Read More A Little List of Easter Treats
Easter week. For a Christian, such a meaningful, powerful and, as well, an exciting week. It might be the highlight of the year. Without a doubt, some of my best memories from the years when my children were little include celebrating Easter. We always traveled to my parents…and, now that they are both in Heaven,… Read More Take Time to Survey the Cross
It is no secret that I love words. (For sure, I enjoy talking….) But, my heart simply enjoys words. The study of words. Languages. Grammar (ah, I am a grammar nerd!) Even etymology – the history of words. And I love writing words. I love writing words. That said, I so admire songwriters and often… Read More When Trust is Lacking
We are already into the second week of April and I have not taken a “look back” at March. April is always a full month around our house and, it seems, I have just moved full steam ahead…embracing all the spring and looking forward to all the fun events on this month’s calendar. I’m okay… Read More Two Highlights from Last Month
The price is firm. I enjoy antiquing or scouring a local consignment store for a great bargain and, while a lot of bargain hunters love to make a deal, I am happy when an item includes that label. When the price is fixed and no offers for other prices will be accepted. Maybe it is… Read More Should I Offer a Deal?
Last Saturday…it was spring! Yes, technically spring arrived back in March but, around here, spring was in full glory just three days ago! We opened the windows, ate lunch on the patio, and even enjoyed spring cleaning and sprucing up outside. The weather simply made all the chores enjoyable! As far as I was concerned,… Read More Spring – But Not Quite
“I hope they like me. I hope I fit in.” “What if they don’t? If I don’t fit in? Why did I even come?” These could be the thoughts of a middle-school girl walking into a new cafeteria. Or a new mom attending her first MOPS meeting. It might even be a woman, well into… Read More Do I Measure Up??
Two weeks ago, I was waiting. Waiting for the forsythia to bloom. I do not always wait well. Truth be told, more often than not I do not wait well. In fact, I usually quit waiting. I give up and, if I’m honest, sometimes I even forget about the very thing I was so eagerly… Read More The Forsythia Bloomed!!