Could I order some peace?

OK everybody up! Rise and shine! Good Morning to You! How is your day so far? That’s not a trick question. It’s early and here we are at a brand new day. Yesterday is gone, with all its good and all its not so good. Yesterday with all the good news, then the bad; the moments … Read more

Who I am not

OK everybody up! Rise and shine! Good Morning world! It’s taken me a lifetime to figure it out why I feel like I don’t really ‘fit’ anywhere, but while listening to the 360 degree Leader CDs by John C. Maxwell, and hearing my pastor speak at intervals during a concert at our church, I had … Read more

I'm glad God doesn't have mood swings!

There is opportunity every day to experience the moodiness of others; sometimes even the moodiness of myself.  There are days when I’m mystified by the raw, biting attitudes of people who seem to be numb to the effect their attitudes have on co-workers, friends, and even their family – sometimes especially their family. Recently I was listening to … Read more

In my toolbox – Peace

What can we do individually to use ourselves to help bring hope, understanding, peace, joy, and love to this troubled world? Yesterday, I posted a quote I snagged from ChristianNet.com. It said:  Jesus, I give my life to you.  Help me to glorify your name.  Amen Today I’m posting the Prayer of St. Francis – … Read more

Advent Theme: Peace – Week 3, Day 1

Today’s scripture passage is so ‘me’ sometimes. Even though I know God is standing by to give me a solution to a problem or supply an answer to a perplexing question, I forget to consult Him. Besides, I can handle this one. Right? When I do that, I’m robbing myself of peace. Here’s what’s going … Read more

The fifth day of Christmas: Hope!

OK everybody up! Rise and shine! Good Morning ♪♫•*¨ To You ¸•♫¸.•.¸ ¸♥¸*♫*•.¸¸♥Good Morning ♪♫•*¨ To You ¸•♫¸.•.¸¸♥¸*♫*•.¸¸♥ The fifth day of Christmas – hope! I woke up this morning with hope on my heart. I hope everyone involved in the Christmas program at church tonight stays healthy so nothing prevents this production of the … Read more

Life is tough – Pray hard

Today writing is difficult. I admit the tragedy in Connecticut yesterday is suffocating my ability to just move on, like it doesn’t affect me. The massacre of children and adults, in a community like ours isn’t an insignificant circumstance that hits the news today and fades into obsolescence tomorrow like the ending of a bad … Read more

Advent 2012: December 2 – 25

When you were in elementary school, do you remember making paper chains so each day you could tear off one link as you dreamily and excitedly anticipated Christmas? In later years, I discovered Advent calendars with little windows that opened to reveal something written behind the shutter. Last week when visiting my former church, Temple Hill Baptist … Read more

Take back your time day!

Did you know there’s an official day for reclaiming your time? Me either, but if you want to get your time back, apparently today is the day.  October 24th is Take Back Your Time Day. Seriously. Here’s the official statement from https://www.timeday.org In July 2011, the United Nations urged all member nations to make “the … Read more

Refining Grace