Rainbow of Truth

Rainbow of Truth

Time for a science lesson today. If you’re one of those people (I’m raising my hand) whose mind spins at the mention of math or science, bear with me. This is Linda, the language and creative arts person, who’s discovered something wonderful in the world of science! If an object reflects no light, it appears […]

Townhouse Blues

Townhouse Blues

There was a great deal to like about the townhouse. We loved the loft feeling as we leaned over the rail at the top of the steps to talk to one another, acting a little like Southern gentry. We loved the spacious downstairs area that served both as a dining room and a living room. […]

When I am Afraid

When I am Afraid

by Danetta Kellar @DanettaKellar When I am afraid, I will trust in you. Psalm 56:3 I was not sure he would return. My husband had gone to lead a Bible Study in a secret church, in a place where following Jesus was illegal. The little flock that gathered every week to hear the word was […]

Taking Possession

Taking Possession

Our family has been living in our new home for nearly seven weeks now. The seven months before our move was filled with searching for the perfect home, and attempting to make the home we were living in look as perfect as possible to prospective buyers. That’s a lot of “perfect,” isn’t it? By the […]

On My Walmart Bench

On My Walmart Bench

When my daughter and I are grocery shopping and I am through first, I wait for her on my Walmart Bench. I’m sure every Walmart store has one. Over there by the wall and on your way out the door. I make the most of my waiting time. Sometimes I sneak a check on my […]

The question the kids were really asking

The question the kids were really asking

One by one, the kids trickled into the small room, shoes off, yellow sheets in hand. It was Health Screening Day at the school, and a crowd of volunteers gathered and recorded heights and weights, and administered vision tests. I stood off to the side, writing the numbers on the yellow sheets, then entering them […]

Find Where You Will Be Celebrated

Find Where You Will Be Celebrated

If people refuse to accept all of you, don’t give them a part of you in exchange. That’s compromise. Instead, take all of your love and all of your experience and all of your beauty, along with the fullness of your unique voice, and find the “warmth of other suns” to quote Richard Wright. The […]

The Need for Transformation

The Need for Transformation

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will (Romans 12:2) NIV. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of […]

Shine Like Stars

Shine Like Stars

Earlier this week, in a message to the Putting on the New contributors, Cherie Burbach encouraged each of us to remember how important our voices are right now in a world filled with hatred. The visual that came to mind as I read it was of each of us as small points of light in […]

Interruptions May Be Divine Appointments In Disguise

Interruptions May Be Divine Appointments In Disguise

“…Then he called out, Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me…Jesus said to him, ‘Have back your site; your faith has healed you.’ He recovered his sight instantly and followed Jesus, praising God. And all the people gave praise to God for what they had seen.”   Luke 18: 38, 42-43 {REB} I was […]

Driving Out Discouragement

Driving Out Discouragement

You don’t have to look farther than the 5 o’ clock news to become depressed. Senseless shootings, political unrest, threats of war, natural disasters. The list goes on and on. Discouragement can hang over us like an ominous cloud. It touches each of our lives through financial strain, unexpected illness, job stress, or relational conflict. […]

But God…

But God…

Don’t you love these two words that we see so often in the Bible?  I do.  The word “But” changes everything.  It turns wrong into right.  It flips what’s upside down right side up again.  That’s what I love about the words….”But God”. Some of the horrible things that happen in this world are simply […]

Failure Is Not An Option

Failure Is Not An Option

Another failed business venture stared me in the face. Throughout the years, my husband and I have tried various multi-level marketing trends to make extra money. None ever made us rich and I let feelings of failure loom over me telling me nothing would ever work out. My last venture I tried had been with […]

Are You Carrying Too Much Stuff?

Are You Carrying Too Much Stuff?

We all have stuff. Too much of it probably. I know I do. Like anyone who’s lived in the same house for many years, I have collected lots of stuff. Stuff in the attic. Stuff in the basement. The garage. Closets. Junk drawers. Not to mention all the stuff I use on a daily basis. […]

Comfort In Times of Tragedy

Comfort In Times of Tragedy

Sometimes in life, things happen that don’t make sense. One such event is the recent tragedy in Las Vegas. Based on initial reports, no one, not even the perpetrator’s family can fathom why he would lock himself in a luxury hotel room and open fire on a group of unsuspecting concert goers. This latest tragedy […]

Working for Nothing

Working for Nothing

It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. – Psalm 127:2 ESV I’ve been busy lately. Busier than I’ve ever been in my adult life. Between working full time, starting a business, taking a class, and […]

Patience, Experience, Hope

Patience, Experience, Hope

“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” – Romans 5:3-5 KJV Must of us do not […]

Making Time to Rest in His Affection

Making Time to Rest in His Affection

  I typically aim to accomplish approximately 762 distinguishable tasks every day. Some tasks blend from one to another, like the way eating lunch seems to blend with prepping dinner – both of which happen at about two o’clock every afternoon.  But the majority of the day’s assignments stack up quickly and leave me with little […]