The Diversion

The Diversion

In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one. – Ephesians 2:10 ESV Recently I found myself in the throes of anxiety. For several months, I’ve been in a very busy season. When an unexpected obligation popped up, it sent me into […]

The Identity Thief

The Identity Thief

Who you are is not defined by what you do. Or what you fail to do. So many of us struggle with the lie that our value is based on our performance. We fear to make mistakes because we think that means we are a failure. Because we fear to make mistakes, we stay within […]

For When You Need a Second Chance

For When You Need a Second Chance

  I’ve lived much of my life behind masks. My masks look like confidence, strength, and security.  There are times when being confident, strong and secure are best, even when we don’t feel like it.  When I step into a job interview, meet with an executive to seal a high-stakes deal, or walk into a […]

All You Need Is…

All You Need Is…

I write and speak about my journey from bitterness to joy and abundant life, and encourage others that they too can break free from these sinful habits. One step in that process is to replace the bitterness with love. The people we were harboring bitterness against now become objects of our love. How is this […]

As a Christian…

As a Christian…

It started with an email. She said she had picked up my business card from an art exhibit I had done a while back, and wanted to “talk to me about my needs” for financial planning. A sales email. But it ended in a way that has begun to bother me. It said, “As a […]

Rejoice Evermore (I Thessalonians 6:16)

Rejoice Evermore (I Thessalonians 6:16)

    For many folks, summer is a time of relaxation, time to be outside enjoying nature, resting from the busy part of the year when school activities take much of our spare time. My children and some of my grandchildren are grown. My husband is retired, and, while we still are busy—whenever we want […]

Obedience At All Costs

Obedience At All Costs

“Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice.” 1 Samuel 15:22 (NIV)  Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.  From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to […]

Pumpkin Gospel

Pumpkin Gospel

Who else loves pumpkins? I sure do as do my kids. Each fall I used this to teach my children about the Pumpkin Gospel. Have you heard of this? I heard it from  Liz Curtis Higgs Bible truth: We become a new creation through Jesus and can let His light shine in and through our lives. This […]

Adjusting To A Season Of Change…

Adjusting To A Season Of Change…

“The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead […]

The B-I-B-L-E

The B-I-B-L-E

The B-I-B-L-E “The B-I-B-L-E, yes that’s the Book for me, I stand alone on the Word of God, the B-I-B-L-E!” How many of you remember singing that little chorus in Sunday school? You stood, or sat, singing for all you’re worth with bright, happy faces. The Bible. The Word of God. I’ve had many Bibles […]

When You Want to Holler, “When Will It End?”

When You Want to Holler, “When Will It End?”

“Through his cunning He shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule; And he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity. He shall even rise against the Prince of princes; But he shall be broken without human means.” Daniel 8:25 (NKJV)  “There is so much hate on Facebook,” one of my friends said in a […]

Use Your Crayons

Use Your Crayons

On the small board beside my desk I have several inspirational quotes. One of them stood out recently, and I wanted to share it with you. Color Christ with the crayons God gives you. At first glance you might scrunch your forehead and exclaim, What? But take a few moments and really think on this […]

Am I Entangled or Established

Am I Entangled or Established

Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2 I tend to be just a bit ADD when it comes to life. (I’m like the dog in the movie UP…”Squirrel!”) The […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and you will see PINK popping up everywhere. At Walmart, where employees pledge a certain amount to breast cancer treatment and are allowed to forego the Navy blue or white in favor of pink. To your favorite hair salon which might donate a portion of it’s earnings to […]

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 […]