Category Archives: Encouragement

Distrac … tions

It took a minute. I had been reading … and then I realized I was also scratching … and scratching the back of my hand. I stopped reading. Upon close examination, I found the tiniest red dot. Apparently, a no-see-um … Continue reading

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Sound the Blast

Back in the day … of Moses, waaaaay before internet, long, slender, silver trumpets were used to call the community or leaders to gather. These instruments were also used to signal the tribes of Israel to move forward from their … Continue reading

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Return to Sender

Wasn’t it delightful to give gifts this holiday season? Were they received with a smile, a twinkle in the eye, excited giggles, and/or joyful gratitude? Or, was a gift handed back to you? Did anyone absolutely refuse to receive the … Continue reading

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Hark!

“Hark, the herald angels sing …”Hark? Listen carefully, pay attention, focus, hear and consider. Listen up, shepherds:  Your Messiah was born today in Bethlehem. You will find Him wrapped in cloths in a manger. (Luke 2:11-12) Listen, Mary:  You have … Continue reading

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Manna Mañana

Join me for a moment in imagining God’s ‘To Do List’ in about 1446 B.C. when He heard Israel crying out to Him from Egypt: Call Moses to lead Israel. Send 10 plagues to show Pharaoh I am God. Free … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief

I believe in wearing deodorant, a seatbelt, and my wedding band. I feel these items benefit me and, in some cases, those around me. But, in these instances, if I don’t actually DO these things, my belief is irrelevant. Many … Continue reading

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Fighting Back

Ugh! My mind was awhirl. I awoke way to early, hit with a reminder of one of the previous day’s failures, something I should not have said, or should have said or done differently, followed by a full-blown attack with … Continue reading

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Neighborly

When driving through my neighborhood this last month, I couldn’t help but notice the political signs dotting many front yards. (The same is probably true of your area.) While we do have the opportunity to vote in America, we do … Continue reading

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Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock

What time is it anyway? It is always time for something! Time to get up or go to bed. Time to go to work, school, or church. Time to begin a project or end a vacation. Time to plant or … Continue reading

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No Footprints

Couples walking hand in hand, joggers getting in their daily run, and children racing the waves back and forth, all leaving footprints on the shore. Muddy footprints mark a rainy day and the footprints of grandkids running through wet grass … Continue reading

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