Christmas Presence

For Ashley, a post from Christmas past…   “Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me,” Psalm 51:11 NKJV Many people who celebrate Christmas and even some who don’t find themselves rushing around with too much to do and too little time to do it thisContinue reading “Christmas Presence”

Fruitful?

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 NIV I finally grasped the difference between busy and fruitful at some point in the last few years. I once ran myself ragged trying to do far too much and none of it toContinue reading “Fruitful?”

Omnipotent…

The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein. For He has founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the waters. Psalm 24:1-2 NKJV Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in aContinue reading “Omnipotent…”

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

“I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:18 NKJV “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” And you, fathers, do notContinue reading “HAPPY FATHER’S DAY”

What Are You Searching For?

Seek the Lord while he may be found;     call on him while he is near.  Isaiah 55:6 NIV But may all who seek you     rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say,     “The Lord is great!”  Psalms 40:16 NIV Glory in his holy name;     let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.  Look to the Lord and hisContinue reading “What Are You Searching For?”

Time…

Timing is everything. Or, at the very least it is mighty important. Time is quoted in the Bible hundreds of times. The NIV cites “time” eight hundred and eighty-eight times! I have a strange relationship with time. There have been times in my life I was quite short on time. As a result, I don’tContinue reading “Time…”

Happy Mother’s Day!

“Her children rise up and call her blessed” Celebrate your mother, grandmothers, aunts, cousins, godmothers, teachers, community leaders and all the women who have positively affected your life. If possible, give them flowers while they can smell them and kind words while they can hear them. Here are ten lessons I learned from my mom… KeepContinue reading “Happy Mother’s Day!”

Mother’s Day…

Two words that evoke love or dread. Mother’s Day. This weekend, mothers of all capacities will be celebrated. There are mothers to be and new moms engulfed in the glow of their newfound status. There are also mothers mourning the unimaginable loss of children born and unborn. This will be the second year without myContinue reading “Mother’s Day…”

Dark Places…

Easter weekend found me giving more than a bit of thought to “Silent Saturday.” Other than egg hunts as a kid, little attention was given to the Saturday before Easter. Yet, these many years later, I suspect there are more “Silent Saturdays” in our lives than repentant Fridays or Sunday resurrections. Perhaps, when things lookContinue reading “Dark Places…”

Gethsemane…

Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.Continue reading “Gethsemane…”