Not so “merry” Christmas

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

For You!

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!

The “Feel Good” Antidote!

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

To Suffer without Discouragement

My devotional book has taken me on a journey with the recent entries emphasizing suffering. Suffering is a subject we like to avoid. But as Christ-followers, living in a broken world, it is inevitable. The question is, what will we do with our suffering? How will we handle it? The Apostle Paul wrote under the … Continue reading To Suffer without Discouragement

The Best Gift!

Growing up with siblings who would not believe His story until after the resurrection, He Chose to Love! Preaching to men and women who would turn their back on Him, He chose to love! Discipling a group of misfits who constantly misspoke, He chose to love! Calling as one of “The Twelve,” “the One” who … Continue reading The Best Gift!

A Christmas Grandmother!

Previously written in 2017 when we just had one grandchild. Since that time God has blessed us with more. We are so thankful for how He has chosen to add to our growing family not only through the birthing process but also adoption and fostering. And now we wait in anticipation for the seventh’s birth next month!

The Scarlett Road


Since becoming totally immersed into grand-parenting, I have wondered about a character from Bible days who is not mentioned or named. No limelight or recognition of a life lived with fanfare. No books embellished with her grand-parenting skills. But this woman has grown in great respect in my mind. I wonder what she was like. Did she beam with pride when she learned her daughter had been chosen to carry the Messiah in her womb? Did she beam with pride knowing she would be the Lord of the Universe’s grandmother? Did she beam with pride that the King of King’s would sit at her table? Or, did she feel the sting of friends and family turning their backs? Did she feel the weight of gossiping lips that targeted her pregnant unwed daughter? Did she feel the ostracism of those who failed to believe? Did she herself struggle to believe? I…

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