Do you know how to get gold out of a gold mine? I don’t know all the technological advances of how it is done today, but the short answer is, We dig for it. We go down deep. We take a light and search carefully and diligently, hoping not to… Read More Finding the Gold in Others
In this new place I don’t know anyone. As I walk down the long hallway three ladies laugh. They look at me and are quiet, no hellos and no how are you doing? Their eyes just stare, smiling, through me a look that says I’ve interrupted something. I am an interruption. We all need… Read More How to be accepted
1 Peter 4:8 says, “Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.” Sometimes I’ve wondered what “love covers a multitude of sins” means. I thought of the snow covering all of the brown deadness in the winter, and covering junk piles, and dead branches on the… Read More Love Beautifies
A few years ago we had a gift exchange “game” at a Christmas party I attended. Each person drew a number, and starting at number 1, they picked a gift from the gift table or from someone who had already opened a gift that they wanted. If they took someone else’s gift, the other person… Read More How to Recognize & Overcome Prejudice
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
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!
It was so real, it was as though I was actually there. Dreams can be that way sometimes. The early morning sun lit up the entire eastern sky and streamed into my hotel window which looked out over the vast, immeasurable ocean. It was going to be a beautiful day! I looked out the window… Read More Tsunami! Sound the Alarm!
Who is the real you? There’s the you that strangers see. Hopefully, if you are sincere and honest in how you behave in public, this is a part of the real you, the outer layer so to speak. Then there’s the you that your friends see. And depending on which friend you are spending time… Read More Layers of Real
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
This year, I suffered 3+ months of a nightmare as far as my eyesight was concerned. My husband got a new vision insurance, so we went to a new place to get our vision needs met. The eye doctor there talked me into getting progressive lenses instead of the trifocals that I requested. He said… Read More Distorted Vision – Clear Vision
I am weak. A lot of people view me as strong, but the strength they actually see in me is God’s strength. Me? On my own, I am weak. Sometimes I forget that, but then the Lord reminds me by allowing some trial like the one I mentioned in my last post, Saul vs. David… Read More Beneficial Weakness – Where my Strength Begins
I have a neighbor who gives me a bit of insight into what David felt like being so hated by Saul for no fault of his own. She dumped on me today for the first time in a long time; I normally try to avoid her because nothing good ever comes out of my talking… Read More Saul vs. David — God wins