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 […]

The Superhero

The Superhero

These days many lovers of comic book figures rush to the movies in order to frequent yet another Superman or Spiderman sequel, Iron-man or X-men sequel, Wolverine or the most recently eye-popping and box-office drawing Wonder Woman–soon to be a sequel. As I’ve observed these movies I noticed how we’re initially introduced to what seems […]

The Sacrifice of Time, the Labor of Love Until…Homecoming

The Sacrifice of Time, the Labor of Love Until…Homecoming

Have you ever compared how we maintain important relationships when distance separates us to how we maintain our relationship with the Savior? Here are two of our common earthly relationships: Father/Child. When my dad deployed to Vietnam, a wonderful invention called the tape player allowed us to communicate beyond the written word. Small reels of […]

Something New…

Something New…

Change is so difficult, but in order to find the light we must risk the darkness with God. There are often many reasons why the masses never experience prosperity or reach the Promised Land, let alone dwell there. It boils down to fear and while we cling to how it was and how it used […]

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 […]

Did I Say That?

Did I Say That?

“Did I Say That?”                                                             To honor and to cherish….  Boomers and all others, do you remember when your heart knew you would cherish this person before you forever?  Maybe it […]

A Day for Love

A Day for Love

In less than a week, we will celebrate Valentine’s Day.  I read this morning that Americans are projected to spend just short of 20 billion dollars on the holiday this year. That includes the purchase of candy, flowers, jewelry and other gifts, cards, and/or a planned evening of dinner and other entertainment. I can recall, […]

Dropping the Trash

Dropping the Trash

I don’t have to haul my trash to the curb like some folks do. Where I live, the city has strategically placed dumpsters in alleys and behind businesses. Since I live outside the city limit on a county highway, I’m not near an alley. I haul my trash to town and drop it in any […]

It’s a Good Thing I Love You

It’s a Good Thing I Love You

As we approach Thanksgiving, I examine so many blessings in my life. Besides the gift of faith, I am most thankful for those whom God has allowed me to love while here on this earth, including my husband of almost thirty-nine years, our marriage characterized as “an adventure around every corner.” Change is something that […]

Love and Prayer Are the Answer

Love and Prayer Are the Answer

Today is Election Day, the day when we, the citizens of America exercise our right to choose our government leaders. From the most powerful world leader, the President of the United States, to county commissioners and other local offices in the smallest towns, to state amendment and local issues placed in the hands of each […]

God Must Control My Life

God Must Control My Life

2 Samuel 22:3 NIV My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,  my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior from violent people you save me.     In the last two months, I have struggled. I feel overwhelmed. God’s guidance like a surety of […]

Second Chances

Second Chances

A week or so ago I saw a post on an email loop I belong to about an underlying theme of her novels . . . forgiveness.  That made me think. I’ve never given a deep consideration to a theme for my writing. But the more I thought about it, I’ve come to the conclusion that I […]

Avenues of God’s Love

Avenues of God’s Love

I grew up in a family who went to church. Mom, Dad, and four kids. My parents made sure I learned Christian doctrines. I earned pins for Sunday School attendance. I believed in Jesus as the Savior of the world. And yet. Something was missing. An indefinable empty space.   The rebellious streak in me […]

Where’s Your Investment?

Where’s Your Investment?

Investing is an interesting concept. Most associate investing with finances but the truth is there are many ways that we can invest that don’t involve money at all. Jesus did it all the time. He invested in others. He spent His time committed to meeting others where they were, encouraging them when He could and […]

Considering Thy Neighbor

Considering Thy Neighbor

John Donne in his poem, No Man is an Island, penned, “no man is an island, entire of itself, every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main”. Written in 1624, and amazingly, it is still as relevant today. Our lives as human beings are as intertwined as freshly cooked spaghetti. […]

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon

1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. 2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. 3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. Song of Solomon 2: 1-3 (KJV) I had a birthday a couple of months ago […]

The Cross We Must Bear…

The Cross We Must Bear…

“As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good– except God alone. You know the commandments: “Do not murder, do not […]

We Will Not Settle

We Will Not Settle

BLESSED PALM SUNDAY Last month I talked about “LOVE” and many single women’s desire to be married to a loving, godly mate. I’m sure some women has tried Christian dating sites; many may have met the love of their life but others signed off disappointed that she didn’t meet anyone she was interested in. Don’t […]