The Neighbor That Cares
on June 13th, 2021
The majority of our neighbors have treated us kindly over our many years of being homeowners. Neighbors have always been there to lend a helping hand. One example that stands out in my mind was when we lived in Minneapolis in the fall when leaves were everywhere. I forgot that the city was coming by early one morning to sweep the leaves from our corner lot. I was snug in my bed ready to doze off w...
The Wealth of Silence
on June 6th, 2021
There are times we need to retrieve to a place called ‘SILENCE’. Silence from all the well-meaning people around you, silence from the responsibilities that are knocking at your mental and emotional door, silence from the hustle and bustle of everyday needs and request from others, maybe even those you love. Silence does not have an address, a cell number, or web site; it’s located in the heart of...
Help Is On The Way
on May 30th, 2021
Recently, my husband and I took on an insurmountable task of downloading a house in another state. One that would pull upon all our natural strength and grit. But I knew it had to be done and with God’s help it would be completed. It took us sixteen days to complete the job, but we accomplished our goal. I am not proud of saying halfway through the project a judgmental spirit on my part crept in. ...
From Strength to Strength
on May 21st, 2021
In the words of Charles Spurgeon: From strength to strength go on; wrestle, fight, and pray; tread all the powers of darkness down, and win the well-fought day. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh.” (Gal. 5:17 NKJV) As a Christ-follower, there is a constant struggle in every believer’s heart between the old nature and the new. The old nature is continually acti...
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
on May 13th, 2021
The other evening, as my husband and I were sitting on our couch in the family room, he picked up my hand and began to stroke it. His comment was, “I love those beautiful hands.” Sometimes I look in the mirror and think to myself, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” God breathed life into a clump of clay and created a perfectly formed human being. “God saw all that He had made, and it was very ...
on May 6th, 2021
As I was watching the news this evening my heart was grieved about a teenager who was so consumed with anger that she tried to stab two other teenagers. Perhaps I should not even write about the incident because it’s not light weight, but this young lady was out of control. Unfortunately, her violent behavior resulted in her untimely death. It seems like our society has become a pressure cooker of...