Sow Good Seed…We Are What We Speak!

We reap what we sow. This principle is demonstrated many times throughout the Bible. Yet, one of the simplest ways for us to sow good seed for our lives is something many of us struggle with. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have beenContinue reading “Sow Good Seed…We Are What We Speak!”

Let It Go!

With the year’s end looming, many of us are reflecting on the pains and gains of 2017. Or, we are thinking ahead to what the New Year may bring. Last year was a rollercoaster of extreme highs and lows for me, and most of it is still a blur. I sit here typing at theContinue reading “Let It Go!”

…and the Ivy

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 snippetContinue reading “…and the Ivy”

The Holly…

As a kid, one of my favorite Christmas carols was The Holly and the Ivy. I’m sure I had no idea how both related to Christmas back then. When I finally recognized and understood the words I was curious why this carol called the holly and the ivy. There is very little mention of theContinue reading “The Holly…”

Wise Guys!

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 AContinue reading “Wise Guys!”

Restoration!

  A few weeks ago, in my mother’s house, I found a Christmas ornament from 1996 that was lost in her office.  Unlike the others, this one was never wrapped up and put away each year to annually find its way on the Christmas tree. Two decades of neglect left it looking more like aContinue reading “Restoration!”

Merry Christmas?

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 andContinue reading “Merry Christmas?”

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

   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!!!”

Great and Grateful…

Living in the “Bible Belt,” I read many a church sign. Some of them are witty, and others are downright weird. I did come across one that I did like. It read “A GRATEFUL MIND IS A GREAT MIND.” As I reflected on that particular sign, I thought about my various “states of mind” onContinue reading “Great and Grateful…”