When I first started gardening, I didn’t have a lot of money for buying plants. I also didn’t know a whole lot about gardening. So, one day, as I was planting flowers in the bed where I used to have lots of tulips, I spotted a whole patch of beautiful little plants. “Wow!” I thought.… Read More Weeds Gone Wild!
You’re driving your car and approach the traffic light, which is red. You’re still slowing down, coming to a stop, and the guy behind you blows his horn. Irritated, you look back up at the light and realize that it’s turned green. You need to make an immediate adjustment. You realize that you took your… Read More Keep Your Eyes on the Lord
Welcome to Worship with me! I invite you to pray and praise God with me once again, realizing that He is mighty to save and able to help us in all our needs! Dear Lord, our Savior and our God, We bless You, Lord! You are the Eternal God who was, and are, and always… Read More Worship with me #43
Visiting the old neighborhood, Streets that once seemed spacious, Narrow now. Grass that once was meticulously mowed, Wild and unkempt. Trees growing in the ditches. At the old school house swings that were sufficient, Now so small, Water fountains once used with ease Now require stooping over so far. Parking lot of the little church… Read More Nostalgia
1. A friend warms the heart Her smile gives to my heart wings To fly up on high. 2. A friend wraps your heart In lace and in soft velvet And cradles it close. 3. A friend is a hearth Love’s flame brightens the dark night And melts frozen hearts. 4. Friends are a fortress… Read More Friendship Haiku
Today I closed a chapter of my life and opened another. It may not seem all that important to some, but to me it did strange things to my emotions. I didn’t even sleep well in anticipation of the big change. I mean, am I the only one alive that is sad to say goodbye… Read More New Chapters of Life
Thank You, Lord, that this is the day that You have made. I will rejoice and be glad in it! Lord, You didn’t attach any conditions to these verses. You didn’t say that there are some days that You didn’t make, and you didn’t say we don’t have to rejoice on days when everything seems… Read More Worship with me #18
Is the word of God just a bunch of quotable quotes or a bag of ancient dry bones? According to first Timothy 3:16 it is profitable for doctrine (which is another way of saying “teaching”) and is also profitable for reproof, correction, and training in righteousness. But is that all it’s good for? I believe… Read More Living Words
Flippantly I skip up to the foot of a cross. I look up; yeah some guy died for me. flippantly I think, that’s nice, yeah he died for my sins; I believe it and I’m glad. Can we just skirt around the subject now? Or maybe we could teleport from this side to the other?… Read More What Kind of Love…?
Soft, gentle rain Gray skies above Bringing God’s love, Brings life to the earth, Maturity from new birth Soft, gentle rain. This is a poem I wrote in the spring of 1992 during a very difficult time of my life. Many plants and bulbs and seeds lie dormant during the winter months, but the… Read More Soft, Gentle Rain
Even when everything looks dead around you, there is life hiding there. God is working, even in the surrounding deadness of your circumstances.… Read More Hidden Hope
Titus 3:7 (The Voice) “All of this happened so that through His grace we would be accepted into God’s covenant family and appointed to be His heirs, full of the hope that comes from knowing you have eternal life.” Accepted. Child of God. Loved unconditionally. Provided for now and forever! That’s what we now have… Read More No More Orphan Mentality
How important is your life or mine? That’s a question people have been asking for a long time. Our family just explored this question recently by watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” again. But a few weeks before that I had made the following observations: The Harvest is long since over. The fields lie brown and… Read More On death and life
When my first husband left me and the kids on the mission field, I was devastated. I totally did not see it coming. It was a shock. I felt like I was less than worthless. I was far from home, far from family, alone, but not really alone. I had God. I had my kids.… Read More Secrets of Tomorrow
This morning I was looking out the kitchen window after washing a few dishes. The springtime wind was blowing from the south in energetic gusts and animating the light, flexible, willow branches, making them look like fairy tale dancers in a wild, leaping ballet. As the huge, flexible broom swept back and forth in front… Read More Dancing Willow in Spirit Wind