Gary Thomas wrote Holy Available to explain Christianity is a present power, and not a mere historical reality, because we offer the parts of our bodies—our eyes, mouths, ears, minds, hands and feet, and hearts as tools for God’s service. His point is, you can make a tremendous difference in this world for Christ. Our … Continue reading Whom do we bring?
My focus on this September Fast (through the first week of October) of “no dairy, no sugar” is about discipline. It’s about fighting to win. Bringing my 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 … Continue reading Agonizing Discipline
My son visited our home a little over 2 years ago. So, you can imagine my delight when he announced he would be in the area again and could quite possibly come for supper! My mind started running through the old recipes; a perfect opportunity to bake and enjoy some fun foods and fabulous desserts! … Continue reading A Black Cake Coming Right Up!
In my younger years, I certainly didn’t give it a thought concerning the amount of sugar I consumed, daily. Struggling with aches and pains was very common. The leg pain that was so uncomfortable through the day, tormented my nights. In addition, migraines came calling quite frequently. I lived on acetaminophen and ibuprofen, as well … Continue reading Lessons Learned
Each year, as I make this pledge for the month of September, to abstain from dairy and sugar, and allow God to have my cravings, I’m never disappointed. “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom … Continue reading “The Life of Faith is the only one that will ____________.”
As I cruised down the highway listening to the radio, a song caught my attention, but not in the way you would expect, like what’s the title and who is singing. I missed all of that! What I did catch was the point of the song. Suddenly, my focus was sin’s dreadfulness. Immediately, I was … Continue reading I Live For ___________
When the difficulties of life flood in like a storm do you lose confidence in what course or action to take? When I’m overwhelmed with seemingly one obstacle after another I love reflecting on the story of David. It brings a peaceful perspective that always turns to prayer. Anointed by Samuel to be king, David … Continue reading FINDING WHAT I NEED
Thirty-four years ago, on an early Indiana Labor Day morning, I began having contractions. It was about a week early so I wasn’t sure anything would come of them. Since my husband worked at the hospital (washing dishes) I knew he would be there if I needed him. But there was the matter of a … Continue reading A Laboring Labor Day!
What does the month of September mean? If you have followed my blog for an extended time you know that it means another “No dairy, no sugar Fast”! I can’t believe this is my 3rd year to share my experience as I abstain from dairy and sugar. I hope you will follow along with me … Continue reading NEEDED: Cheering Section
I’m very thankful for friends and family sending out such sweet birthday greetings, not to mention a wonderful husband that makes sure I have a very special day! I’ve had a blast getting a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks, a glazed & a pumpkin-filled croissant from Burney’s Sweets & More besides eating part of my … Continue reading Celebrating Life (Ending no dairy, no sugar fast)