Sufficient Grace!

Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.  And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:8-9 NKJV Many people are under the notion that when they surrender their lives to God all will be well.Continue reading “Sufficient Grace!”

Light, Camera, Action…

Great light is crucial for most photographers. As an amateur, I regularly seek proper lighting.  Photographers lust after and chase after just the right light well aware of the role it plays for noteworthy images. God’s Light is no different. It is crucial for us. We may not readily recognize it but God’s illumination and revelation are what we crave to reach ourContinue reading “Light, Camera, Action…”

Winter Roses…

I was recently discussing how this would be the first Christmas in over ten years that we have no pets in our home for the holidays. We would always debate if our cat “Lucky” had been naughty or nice even as he precariously tried to become one with the Christmas tree within weeks of claimingContinue reading “Winter Roses…”

Mary’s Christmas!

As many of us gear up for the “holiday” season I think it’s important that we take time and reflect upon all the fuss we find at every turn. We are bombarded with sales ads, incentives to buy more, more, more and media outlets doing their very best to push the notion that if weContinue reading “Mary’s Christmas!”

Great and Grateful

Living here in the “Bible Belt”  I read many a church sign. Some of them are witty and others are down right 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”Continue reading “Great and Grateful”


I live in the Atlanta area, kind of smack in the middle of the “Bible belt.” This long standing nickname would lead most to believe that Christianity is the most prevalent religion in these parts. It’s not. The most prevalent religion around here is football. I rarely see Christians rally together or cheer on one anotherContinue reading “GIVE ME THAT OLD TIME RELIGION!”

Good Eats!

Apples and pears have never been my favorites. I eat them because they are good for me. They are hardly as sweet as my summertime berries, yet they fill me up and keep those hunger pains at bay. Fall fruits also last longer, aren’t nearly as fragile and help scrape out the yuck in ourContinue reading “Good Eats!”

Turning Points…

We all have times in our lives when we can look back and reflect on events or places where our lives took a turn in a singular direction. For some people this turning point is a positive. Perhaps a birth, a marriage or a graduation. For others, pivotal moments are directly related to a personContinue reading “Turning Points…”

Lessons From A Spider…

I do have a few neurotic and irrational fears but spiders are not one of them. Thanks to E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web I’ve only viewed spiders as helpful…as long as they don’t crawl on me.   There are lots of spider webs in my garden these days. Makes me wonder if they are moving toward theirContinue reading “Lessons From A Spider…”


The faded hydrangea is no longer the dewy sweet pink of weeks ago. It is drier, faded and splotchy. When faded and speckled they have a different kind of beauty all their own.   Our society would have us yearn for perpetual youth. However, like the faded hydrangea, I’m still hanging on! How many times do weContinue reading “Imperfect!”