When I was a child, I thought Mother’s Day was the simplest of holidays. Get gifts for mom, eat good food, and enjoy. Decades later, I realized that Mother’s Day is more complicated than that. For some, it is a day of celebration. For others like myself, it is a day of remembrance. And then… Continue reading Mother’s Day…
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 this… Continue reading Christmas Presence
“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 not… Continue reading HAPPY FATHER’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… Keep… Continue reading Happy 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 my… Continue reading Mother’s Day…
In the Christmas carol The Holly and The Ivy the characteristics of the holly reference our Savior Jesus Christ. The ivy is barely mentioned at all! I’ve given this a bit of thought and wonder if there is a lesson here. For the most part, the carol refers to the holly. Only the smallest snippet… Continue reading …and the Ivy
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” Matthew 2:1-2 NKJV A… Continue reading Wise Guys!
“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people,” Luke 2:10 KJV These words were spoken on the very first Christmas. The message the angel brought was a joyful one. This verse precludes, “For unto you is born this day… Continue reading Joy to The World!
Although Christmas is my favorite time of year, Christmas is not “merry” for many. The holiday season can become a catalyst that accentuates grief, sparks depression and brings about a range of emotions, some of which we would rather not face. Not everyone has a legacy of Christmas memories that leave them feeling warm and… Continue reading Merry Christmas?
Traveling over the river and through the woods or staying close to home, give thanks for blessings large and small; with God we are never alone. B Blessed! Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! 1 Chronicles 16:8 NKJV Oh, give thanks to the Lord,… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!!!