Loving to the End

Loving to the End

by Danetta Kellar @DanettaKellar   He loved them to the end. John 13:1b Did the disciples understand, did they perceive, that it was The End? I am not sure they did. I don’t think many of us do when the end is near. The last goodbye to a loved one, the last story read before […]

Where Love Began

Where Love Began

Luke 22:19 – And he took bread, gave thanks, and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” I laughed out loud as I watched the video of my grandson’s first attempt to walk. He struck out a few feet. Kaboom. He […]

The Equality of Easter

The Equality of Easter

How do you know if you are equal to other Christians? Do you look at your fellow parishioners’ clothing and judge whether it is more elegant than yours? Do you measure another’s ability to sing, play an instrument, or teach Sunday school and determine your worth in comparison? We have all envied someone else’s talent, […]

The Element of Surprise

The Element of Surprise

My husband watches the sky. Even when he’s driving, which sometimes is a little bit concerning. He watches large birds as they soar overhead. “I know they’re probably turkey vultures,” he says. “But maybe one time they’ll be hawks. Or eagles.” He looks up with a sense of anticipation. That maybe this time, the expected will […]

Washed Clean by Christ

Washed Clean by Christ

Have you ever noticed we humans have a tendency toward the negative? Give us a white wall with a small mark on it, and our eyes will naturally train toward the speck. We notice fuzzies in the carpet, dust on the furniture, and a ding in the car door. But we don’t stop there. We’re hard on ourselves as well. […]

He is Risen Indeed: Heart Reflections for Easter

He is Risen Indeed: Heart Reflections for Easter

In the quiet stillness of morning the sun rose, its vibrant rays shining over the world as they had done thousands of mornings before. At that time, no one knew what had changed, but something had. Feet ran down the path. Shock and surprise jolted through bodies. Fear surged through minds, anticipation close on its […]

Preparing for Easter

Preparing for Easter

On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to prepare the Passover meal for you?” “As you go into the city,” he told them, “you will see a certain man. Tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My time has come, and I […]

Heart Ache

Heart Ache

Yesterday morning when I woke up and heard the awful news about the bombings in Brussels, my heart sank.  My heart aches for those poor families and how their lives were changed so fast. I don’t know about you, but it sure brought back the memories and feelings of 9/11. God never promised life would […]

Coincidence? Not with God!

Coincidence? Not with God!

A few weeks ago, an online friend I’ve never met, author Gail Kittleson, and I decided we wanted to co-author a book. No idea what, it just sounded like a fun idea. As we chatted back and forth through email, I suggested a cozy mystery. And so it was. Gail started it off with a […]

He Is Risen!

He Is Risen!

Happy Easter! He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. ~ Matthew 28:6

Getting Rid of Stinking Thinking

Getting Rid of Stinking Thinking

“Do not conform any longer 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) More times than I care to admit, I’ve purchased a new item of clothing […]

Who Do You Say I Am?

Who Do You Say I Am?

“‘But what about you?’ he asked. ‘Who do you say I am?’ Peter answered, ‘The Christ of God.’ Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone. And he said, ‘The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and he must […]