The Path Our Feet Take…

Proverbs 4:26 ESV  “Ponder the path of your feet, then all your ways will be sure.” Each day our feet travel many miles and different places.  With each step we come into contact with people from all walks of life.  Take a moment and reflect on the different people you came into contact with just…

Little Moments #182-212…

It’s the Little Things #182 Getting the perfect haircut. #183 (Halfway through Leap Year) The magical image of sunlight shining through the trees, illuminating nature as a priceless masterpiece on display for all to praise. #184 The person who created TSA pre-check. It made travel a little easier. #185 We expected to be greeted with…

Boldly and Confidently, Sing Praise…

“Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.” ~ Psalm 105:2  Singing is not one of my stronger talents, but I love to sing. My hesitation, or lack of confidence, comes from two specific events. The first event occurred many, many, many years ago when our family was asked to…

Even Imperfect Vessels Are Useful…

 “So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel.”  ~Jeremiah 18:3 (ESV) Creativity is at the core of every person, but some have not yet discovered where that creativity lies.  The feeling of painting a masterpiece, hand quilting an heirloom to be passed from generation to generation, writing a sonnet,…

The Eye of The Storm…

Matthew 14:24-27 ESV    “but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is…

Little Moments #151-181

It’s the Little Things #151:  Toilet Paper and Popped popcorn: My parents would use rolls of toilet paper and bags of popped popcorn as filler in the boxes they would send me. I could always use the toilet paper and loved eating the popcorn. Great memories. #152:  Finishing all of our appointments 3 hours early….

Birthday in a Box…

Tomorrow I will be celebrating my 57th birthday.  H and I have dinner plans with friends of ours at a Japanese Fusion restaurant.  When H looked at the menu online, his only comment was, “They have sushi.”  Hmmmm… this should be an interesting adventure. Birthday in a Box came about when our son was working…

Jesus, Be the Center…

“You are in the exact center of the forest, and that doesn’t happen except once every hundred years.”  ~ Woldweller (The Search for Delicious) H and I went hiking this weekend.  This photograph was my first try at a panoramic view, and it really doesn’t do justice to the beauty of God’s creation, but it…

Little Moments #121-#150…

It’s the Little Things #121: A full week without any kind of standardized testing! #122: People who embrace your uniqueness! Fred Rogers got it right: You are my friend. You are special. You are my friend. You’re special to me. You are the ONLY ONE LIKE YOU. Like you, my friend, I like you. #123:…

Little Moments #91-120…

It’s the Little Things #91: Four closets and two dressers cleaned out…10 bags taken to Goodwill. #92:  One of my husband’s students came to church today to hear my husband’s message. #93: Chatting with a young couple after church, and finding out we share the same questions about what our ministries should be. I am…

Have You Lost All Hope?…

1 Peter 1:3-5 (ESV) 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for…

5 Myths About Serving…

John 13:12-14 (ESV) 12 When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash…

What My Dog Taught Me About Obedience…

Our dog Abbie has been trained to follow certain commands; sit, down, stand, mat, wait, stay, etc. While we eat, she either eats her food or waits on her mat until we are finished. Last week, she decided to pester my husband while he was eating. He stood up and told her to sit. She…