NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

Jesus understands what it feels like to be misunderstood, mocked, persecuted, abused, belittled, and hunted down.  But I think the one thing that hurt Him so deeply was betrayal.  Betrayal is particularly gut wrenching when it is inflicted by those …

INVITED

During the holiday season many of us extend invitations for long overdue dinner engagements.  You know-the all too common phrase, “We have to get together sometime soon.”  Some guests we eagerly invite.  Other invitations are more obligatory than desired.  In …

AN EXTRAORDINARY WALK

I have returned to walking my dog, Murphy around the perimeter of the subdivision of my home.  This includes my favorite stretch down Shady Lane, a picturesque country road complete with pond, cattle farm, wildflowers, and old oak trees gracing …

HANG ON

After dropping off my Mom today following church, a bright green grasshopper jumped on my windshield and decided to hitch a ride.  It started with a short distance on city streets at about 35 MPH.  The grasshopper nonchalantly walked around …

NUMBERS

Most of us have an appreciation for numbers.  From a very early age we learn to count and discover the concept of more and less.  My Dad made a career out of numbers as he taught all levels of Secondary …

NAH, THAT’S OKAY

Yesterday late afternoon I heard something that is every Mother’s dream.  Caleb walked up to me and said, “Mom, is there anything I can help you do in the house?”  At first I was completely stunned having no idea where …

DON’T FORGET THE SHOES

I like shoes.  In fact, I really like shoes.  I would not go as far to say that I am a shoe lover, like Imelda Marcos with 2700 pairs of shoes discovered in her closet and a shoe museum exhibiting …

ABEYANCE

Abeyance-a state of suspension, the position of being without, or waiting for. Not the place most of us desire to hang out.  I should have expert qualifications by now having lived in abeyance more times than I care to count. …

CONVICTION, CORRECTION, CONNECTION

A spiritual habit that I have acquired, is to pray certain Scripture daily over loved ones and myself.  Praying the Word is not only a powerful weapon of protection, it also cuts through bone and marrow revealing anything that does …