In an effort to keep my heart fixed, my thoughts, emotions and feelings settled, and with real intent, to enjoy and savor Christmas and all that can (and should) be beautiful about it, I have really limited my time – and attention – on not just social media but the computer in general. It has… Read More An Acrostic on Heaven
Just a heads up…a little bit of photo overload in this post. At least, for me. I know many, if not most, enjoy lots of photos (I am one of those who enjoy blog pictures) but I typically do not include too many in my own posts. Not sure why. Well, actually I am. My… Read More Twenty-five Days of Gratitude: A Recap
Waiting. Just the mention of the word can make many of us cringe. Or, at least, sigh deeply. Even when – or perhaps especially when – we have the head knowledge for the value of waiting and God’s promises for those who will wait (and will wait well), the actual waiting can still be so… Read More Do You Wait Well?
Live in the present. Have you noticed that “being mindful” or “living in the present” is very trendy lately? I hear (or read) the reminders and the admonitions almost everywhere. It seems f the phrase or idea is used to validate just about any everyday choice – from the worthwhile to the ridiculous. But that… Read More Let the Past Have Its Place
Apparently, it is National Coffee Day. Who knew and where does the committee meet that comes up with these things? Or, perhaps, you simply have a passion for something and declare a national day for it? Hmmm. I thought I would put a picture of my morning cup of coffee – filled literally to the… Read More A Good Day
David. There is so much to love about David. From the boy David who fights the giant….to the anointed David constantly pursued by Saul…and then King David whom God would describe as “a man after mine own heart.” I have been reading I and II Samuel during my morning devotions over the last weeks and… Read More Some Thoughts on Avoiding Temptation
It has been several years since I quit working. It was a total change of schedule for me and, admittedly, I found myself with plenty of “free” time on my hands. Sometimes, too much free time. During those first weeks (maybe months) of being at home, I was not only trying to create a “new… Read More Time for a New Rhythm
Change is in the air. Not quite time for autumn breezes…but soon. But certainly changes. In one of my Instagram posts last week, I hashtagged that change was coming. There is simply a lot going on in my world lately. All exciting and full of possibilities – but, nonetheless, change. And I am always surprised… Read More Three Benefits to Embracing Change
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. Psalm 68:19 We are blessed people. I am richly blessed. We sing songs about all our blessings, memorize scripture verses (like the one above) and have quotes by the hundreds reminding us to be thoughtful of and grateful… Read More The Privilege is All Mine
Last week, in my post about thinking back on the goals we set in January (way back then!) and assessing our progress toward those goals, I mentioned the benefit of finding – and keeping company with – faith builders. Those gals who lift us up – strengthening our faith and helping us walk closer with… Read More How Can I Be an Encourager?