Scarecrows In A Cucumber Field

One of my biggest loves about autumn are the pumpkins and scarecrows. I have a passion for pursuing new and personality-ladened ones to add to my collection, or just to admire. Hence, my wonderful husband tolerates this adventure because he knows I will eventually make his favorite autumn dessert: No-bake pumpkin pie. But it makes … Continue reading Scarecrows In A Cucumber Field

Morning has broken!

Morning has broken like the first morningBlackbird has spoken like the first birdPraise for the singing, praise for the morningPraise for them springing fresh from the worldSweet the rains new fall, sunlit from HeavenLike the first dewfall on the first grassPraise for the sweetness of the wet gardenSprung in completeness where His feet passMine is … Continue reading Morning has broken!


As I read, write, and post, as I go about my day-to-day chores and responsibilities, my eyes are relied upon heavily! But now with an additional intrusion of a stenciled floater across my left eye, I’m once again driven to see an ophthalmologist, this time in North Carolina 👍🏼 Honestly, it’s nerve racking to always … Continue reading Eyes

Agonizing Discipline

“But I beat down my body, and bring it into subjection” . . . a reminder from 2019’s “no dairy, no sugar” fast!

the scarlett road

As I focus on a “no dairy, no sugar” fast for the month of September, I’m striving to be d.i.s.c.i.p.l.i.n.e.d. It seems when we become adults, we downplay it in ourselves but expect it of our children. However, if we modeled a disciplined life in front of our kids, I dare say they would fall in-line much quicker.

A disciplined life shows the world we are fighting to win. It’s bringing our thoughts and actions into subjection to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. In the Christian race, we aren’t matched against opponents but rather we “compete” against ourselves. We can all be winners if we run in such a way as to win the prize (2 Timothy 2:5; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27).

is a translation of agonidzomai from
which we get the English word “agonizes.”
To receive the prize of our Lord’s “well done” we need to…

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A “Sweet” Mission Conference

Let me share how difficult it has been participating in a “no dairy, no sugar” fast while at a Church Mission Conference. If you are not familiar with church fellowships, let me give you a snapshot—Delicious looking Desserts are served after each meal. Cookies are passed in front of my face. Donuts 🍩 of all … Continue reading A “Sweet” Mission Conference


We all can use support from time to time. So dig down deep to find faithful ones to walk this journey with BEFORE you need help! If you’re choosing a spouse, make sure they know how to keep a grip. If you’re choosing friends, make sure when life seems to be sliding out from under … Continue reading Support


Today has been hard saying goodbye to granddaughters! 😭 But we are excited to have arrived in Falcon, Colorado for my hubby to speak at a Missions Conference starting this evening where good friends pastor. God amazes me still with opportunities to share the gospel when we obediently follow. And, stewarding a “no dairy, no … Continue reading Sacrifices