Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord

“Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit.” Psalm 147:5 (NIV) Let us reflect this morning on what a mighty God we serve! He is awesome, magnificent, great, wonderful, forgiving, loving, patient, kind, compassionate, merciful, good, and blesses us with all of his wonderful spiritual gifts, fruit of the Spirit, […]

Serve One Another

Serve One Another

Happy second Sunday As you drive to your house of worship this morning; read this post after you’ve returned from service or simply stumble upon this site and read the blog, I’d like you to consider the gifts, skills and talents that you possess and remind you that all of them were given by our […]

Are You Watching The Signs?

Are You Watching The Signs?

“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him” (Matt 2:1 & 2). “After they had […]

Aging Gracefully is the Gift of Becoming Yourself

Aging Gracefully is the Gift of Becoming Yourself

Lately, I have been musing about things like growing older, the real inner me, and how can I age with chutzpah, but graceful chutzpah! Would that we knew our authentic self when we are young, but I think it takes some age before we know who we really are. Then, some of us never hear the […]

Die Empty

Die Empty

“The wealthiest places in the world are not gold mines, oil fields, diamond mines or banks. The wealthiest place is the cemetery. There lies companies that were never started, masterpieces that were never painted… In the cemetery there is buried the greatest treasure of untapped potential. There is a treasure within you that must come […]

Love

Love

   Around this time of year our thoughts turn to LOVE. God knew what He was doing when He began this whole thing of love. It literally has made our world go around. God knew a lot of things didn’t He? He even left us a love letter in His word. Find it in I […]

The Greatest Valentine of All

The Greatest Valentine of All

With Valentine’s Day on its way, love is in the air. And who doesn’t love a good love story, right? Well, I can think of a couple! As the only female in our household, I take a lot of teasing when it comes to watching romantic or inspirational movies. What I call touching and moving, my husband and sons call […]

Presence vs Presents

Presence vs Presents

Raise your hands if you are seeking more of God. Shout ‘Hallelujah’ if you enjoy praising Him. Say ‘Amen’ if you want a more intimate relationship with Him. This holiday season, let’s seek His ‘presence’ more than His ‘presents.’ Yes, we want His presents of anointing, power, authority, gifts, fruits, freedom, victory, prosperity, health, healing……….. BUT, […]

Good Gifts

Good Gifts

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 (NIV)   Have you ever wanted or needed something so bad, that it is all you can think about? In Christmas Mittens, Gracia needs a donation of fifty Christmas trees for the […]

The Miracle Tree

The Miracle Tree

That year our friends started their You-Pick Christmas Tree enterprise. “Sounds like a good deal,” I told my husband. “Plus, we get to spend an afternoon with friends.” Life is rarely that simple. With temperatures in single digits, we sucked in courage and went to our friends’ country home. Kerry led the way into the […]

Spoiling the Surprise?

Spoiling the Surprise?

I had a pretty good idea where Mom and Dad hid our Christmas gifts when I was a kid, but I was not one to “sneak a peek” before Christmas morning. The element of surprise played a major part in the mystery and magic of Christmas morning. My parents hosted house parties for the holidays. […]

The First Christmas Gift

The First Christmas Gift

What has happened to Christmas? When did God’s birthday warp into something so CRAZY? People are trampling each other at Wal-Mart! All to beat out the next guy and find that great Christmas Gift. Have we forgotten what it’s all about? Of course, I’m one to talk… Don’t get me wrong. I love Christmas. People […]

The Gift

The Gift

  My brother looked at the belt he had purchased for my father. It was a great gift—a perfect gift for my father’s old belt was frayed and ready to break. “I want to surprise him. But how does one wrap a belt? It’s going to be pretty obvious.” His face brightened as he thought […]

Are You Using the Gifts God Has Blessed You With?

Are You Using the Gifts God Has Blessed You With?

I’m reflecting on skills, gifts, and talents this morning. We all have special and unique skills, gifts, and talents – homemaking, nurturing, planning, organizing, teaching, serving…and the list goes on. You are a ‘horn of plenty’ with many gifts inside you. Thank God for your skills, gifts, and talents this morning. “Every good gift and […]

God’s Gift of Imagination

God’s Gift of Imagination

I was reading my Bible from Genesis 6:13 onwards, when God instructed Noah how to build the Ark. I found myself thinking, It would be wonderful if God would communicate as clearly and precisely now as He did to people like Noah.

A Big Christmas Doll

A Big Christmas Doll

With eight of us children and I the youngest, many Christmases we had no gifts. But one year, probably while I was 4 or 5, I received a doll almost as tall as I was. She obviously was used because she had little cracks all over her hard “skin,” even up into her molded hair. […]