Into the Deep!

When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.” Luke 5:4-5 NKJV The very things we long for, prayContinue reading “Into the Deep!”

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”

Sunrise, Sunset…

“Sunrise, sunset Sunrise, sunset Swiftly fly the years One season following another Laden with happiness and tears” –Fiddler on The Roof These lyrics came to mind today as I sat on the porch and thought about all the changes my family managed this year. Life as an empty nester is finally sinking in as thereContinue reading “Sunrise, Sunset…”

Be Persistent!

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, Hebrews 12:1 NIV Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should alwaysContinue reading “Be Persistent!”

Get Up!

“For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity,” Proverbs 24:16 NKJV If life is a race, there will come a time for all of us when we fail to make the time we strive for, fall short of the distance, or even fall by the waysideContinue reading “Get Up!”

Busy or Productive?

Busy as a bee. Bees are productive. They don’t waste time. We are often busy. But are we always productive? It seems that most of us are always running around doing something.  Some of us work full-time outside of the home. Others work even harder in it. Our society often pushes us to do more.Continue reading “Busy or Productive?”

Sun or Shade?

Any gardener’s dilemma often includes where to put a favorite plant. You may have a favorite specimen but not necessarily the ideal place to plant it. I have always been fond of caladiums which thrive in shady environments. When I began my gardening endeavors, I planted about thirty or so bulbs so excited when they finallyContinue reading “Sun or Shade?”

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”

Stress Test!

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.  But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 1 Peter 4:12-13 NIV The refining potContinue reading “Stress Test!”

P is for Praise!

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoice; and with my song will I praise Him,” Psalms 28:7 KJV  “Praise” is mentioned roughly 200 times In the KJV Bible. The book of Psalms is full of songs that praise our God. This emphasis on “praise”Continue reading “P is for Praise!”