I don’t have it all together. There I said it. My teenage daughter has taken to asking me if I have my keys before she will even close the door of my car, because I have locked the keys in the car more than one or two times. Before we leave to go somewhere she… Read More Having it all together is overrated
I remember playing this game when I was a child. Did you ever play it? One person was “it”. She got to give the commands: “Red Light!” And everyone had to stop. “Green Light!” And everyone got to go again. The first person that reached the person who was “it” got to be “it”, and… Read More Red Light! Green Light!
Memories are connected to smells, both the good ones and bad ones. The smell of salt water near the ocean, The smell of a cool breeze after a hot summer day, The smell of an attic or basement, The smell of rain, The smell of pine at Christmas. Or, you open the door and take… Read More Smells Permeate
I remember when I was 13 years old, mowing the grass in the front yard at my parents’ house. I was just becoming very aware of myself, and I hoped that the neighbors across the street noticed what a good girl I was. I also remember as a teenager being in the chapel at camp.… Read More Glory to Whom?
This story took place in March of 1992. After being delayed at the pharmacy and starting off late in the car for my college class, I thought, “I feel stressed out; I need something to laugh about.” I had driven about four blocks when I suddenly discovered that my cola was spilling all over my… Read More Daffodils in trials
“I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (Psalm 34:1 NASB) Wa-wa-wait a minute! Back up a second! What did that say? Praise. Continually? You mean I can’t yell at my kids when they make me mad? Praise. Continually. You mean I can’t insult that driver that… Read More Praise is beautiful on you
1. In a general sense, there is only one obstacle to having an intimate relationship with God. That one obstacle is sin, which can be any form of disobedience to God. It has plagued the human race since Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden. But what makes us go there? 2. … Read More Obstacles to having an intimate relationship with God
A few years ago, our women’s Bible study class did a charity yard sale at my house. On Thursday night, one of the ladies and I were making the signs using brand new markers she had bought. Suddenly, one of the markers started leaking! Black ink splattered onto the vinyl tablecloth and the vinyl tile… Read More Broken, Splattered Mess
It has been said that in God’s eyes, the way up is down. In other words, before we can be exalted in God’s kingdom, we must first humble ourselves. When we try to manipulate people and situations to exalt ourselves instead of going about it in God’s way and in God’s timing, it will eventually… Read More On Wasps and Neb’s Advice
Romans 15:7 NASB says, “Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.” So how well are we doing at obeying this command? Do we ever use excuses to try to justify ourselves for our disobedience? Let’s see if we see ourselves in the following: But she’s different! Were… Read More Accept one another