Even through the early history of man there was a demonstration of judgement accompanied by grace. The Bible explains both God’s judgement and grace. We can trust the Bible (John 17:17). The Bible is one book, one history, one story, His story. Behind 10,000 events stands God, the builder of history, the maker of … Continue reading Creation to Christ: Part 9
Thinking back over the start of this month, we were feverishly preparing for a trip to Colorado Springs. The first several days of the trip was a planned visit with our son and daughter-in-law, spending the time getting to know our granddaughter. It was my second time to visit with our sweet little princess, who … Continue reading A Hurricane, a Hornet, and a Horrifying Wreck
Have you ever been asked a question but before you can adequately answer, the person asking the question thinks they know more about what you’re going to say than you do, or they totally disagree with the beginning of your story and you are never able to make it to the end? I can’t tell … Continue reading Buttonholed
Another birthday! Updated August 24, 2020
This guy literally rocked my world from the very moment I saw him! And when I say rocked I don’t mean put me to sleep; He sent me soaring! I was charmed by the smile and the caring demeanor. He effectuated a kindness that I had never seen in action. He seemed to be the Prince Charming I had been dreaming of all of my life. [Okay, I was 18, not a very long life.] However, once we said “I do,” I realized he had not read up on any of the romance novels that I had digested as a teen. There was no doubt he was genuine, kindhearted, and a very patient guy but prince charming had “missed the boat” and didn’t know how to “charm”! Funny how it seems he did when we were dating, Ha! But it wasn’t JUST him!!
We BOTH discovered some very broken elements…
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I’m pretty good at reading people and situations. I believe these factors have contributed to my ability to size up situations and individuals rather quickly: Growing up in a small town, being treated unfairly at times, serving as a pastor’s wife for over 25 years, working with children since about 10 years of age, and … Continue reading The Arrogance of It All!
I’m thankful “I took a knee” (see blogpost: “I took a knee”) some 40 years ago while playing basketball. I’m thankful I experienced the trauma but yet, had a great coach run to my side. I’m thankful she knew what to have me do for finding my breath again. You know why? Just the other … Continue reading Face planted!
My tall, beautiful Zinnias were pounded by the rain from Hurricane Isaias. When the storm passed, I found a branch lying on the ground split from the stalk. This illustrates how sin brings death. A branch doesn’t die immediately when it’s broken off from the tree or plant that was its source of life. The … Continue reading Creation to Christ, Part 8
Have you seen the movie, Parental Guidance (2012) with Billy Crystal, and Bette Midler? When the granddaughter, Harper, tastes sugar for the first time and she won’t let it go, that reminds me of ME! I LOVE condensed milk! I can remember, as a child, walking across the railroad tracks in my home town to … Continue reading Confessions of a Sugar-holic!
We’ve been dealt a hard blow. Life has changed and it may never, ever be the same. Through a pandemic that includes a cancer journey with my sister-in-law, through loss of jobs or finances for different family members and friends, through loss of caring for grandkids (like my sister is experiencing), or having to turn … Continue reading Where Do We Turn?
My original thought was to “skim” quickly through Creation to Christ. But then I realized that if I didn’t set the facts in foundational stones a clear need for a Savior wouldn’t be plain. After creating the first man with the ability to choose, God informed Adam if he chose to disobey and eat from … Continue reading Skimming the Peaks: Creation to Christ, Part 7