To escape the chore of the evening meal, we headed to Cracker Barrel. My mouth was watering for the warm, soft cornbread muffins. My favorites! As we waited for the food to arrive at our table, the server kindly dropped off a basket with several corn muffins inside. But what I had hoped to experience … Continue reading Cough Up the Cornbread!
Meeting someone whose demeanor and instruction creates a thirst for greater godliness is one of the special blessings in life. Pastor Ivan French was such a man. He was our pastor through seminary training as my dear hubby worked successfully for his Master’s in Theology degree. Pastor French spoke at various conferences with each church … Continue reading Enduring For The Gold
We are at the beginning of a New Year and entering unfamiliar territory. It may seem dark and anxiety laden. But whether you feel slight trepidation or total chaos ensuing, you have a choice to make. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering … Continue reading Taking a Stand in 2023
I find myself doctoring the hubby, again!, this time for a bad cold he has borne for 2 weeks, and it has now spiraled into BAD, BAD! So, reinforcements were called in, an antibiotic and cough meds. Though, the drive to CVS brought blaring thoughts that needed to be tackled~ thoughts of feeling sorry for … Continue reading Not so “merry” Christmas
Do you know the sequence of the Christmas story and how it relates to you? The Nation of Israel have been waiting for God’s Redeemer to come to rescue His people from the tyranny of the day. Fear has been a way of life with many going their own way. Yet, a small remnant is … Continue reading For You!
Christmastime has always provoked a desire to experience LOVE. Romance novels and Hallmark movies were the norm and certainly instrumental in setting a standard for me as a young girl. A woman recently confided that she loved the Hallmark Christmas movies because they made her feel good. Her candid admission lingered in my mind, and … Continue reading The “Feel Good” Antidote!
As a little child, I remember the eagerness for Christmas morning, and the overwhelming joy at the thought of Santa Claus leaving presents under the tree. Unfortunately, growing up brought a profound sadness when I learned Santa was not real. Nevertheless, I am finding my deep and meaningful relationship with the God of Creation brings … Continue reading OVERWHELMING EXPECTANCY
One common, very intense emotion is fear. Fear is useful for many situations in life. Fear of a wild animal or a hot fire is to act responsibly. To be sure there are fearful moments in this life. But God does not want us to live IN fear. The message all through the Bible is: … Continue reading Expecting
Last post I introduced “Karpós” which is the Greek word for fruit. And in the New Testament the book of Galatians gives a full list of the fruit we can expect to grow from our time under the teaching of the Holy Spirit. Thinking of Thanksgiving and all that goes into the preparation of the … Continue reading A Little Seasoning