Forgiven

MULLING OVER IT Have you ever laid in bed at night or taken time out of your day to think about someone who has hurt you and what they’ve done? Do you review a situation over and over again in your mind?  I think that many of us do this.   We might think of how…

Hatefulness or Love?

My heart is heavy today as I write this post.  More and more our government and a very vocal, but minority group of people in our country are becoming religiously intolerant and breeding an atmosphere of religious intolerance of one particular kind.  And the media is promoting the same thing.  This post may make some…

The Sting of Death

Evidently the person who wrote this wanted to remain anonymous.  But, I liked it so much that I wanted to share it with you all. Once a boy and his father were driving along the road in the family car when a bee flew in the window. The boy got very upset when he saw…

Busyness, Focus, and Living a Godly Life

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. ~ Socrates It’s Saturday.  Another week has gone by and I’ve been so busy that, as I look back, I have no idea what half the busyness has been all about.  Recently I feel like I have been letting life happen to me…  and getting grumpy in the process.  That is…

Quiet Time in God’s Word

What exactly does it mean to have quiet time in God’s Word?  And how do you do it? Well, first of all, having quiet time in God’s Word means literally reading the Bible.  If we want to get to know God, we need to go to His book.  Just like with any relationship, our relationship…

Independence – Live My Way or Trust Him

I grew up in boarding school away from my parents.  We lived in Africa and at the time my parents had no other options presented to them for educating their children other than boarding school since both of them were required (by the organization that sent them to Africa) to work full-time.  (I can only imagine…

A Firmly Rooted Tree

Right on the corner of our property our “signature” oak tree has been living, tall and beautifully shaped… so big, I might be able to reach half way around the base with my arms.   Of all of our trees, it has been my favorite.  It seems like it must be at least a hundred years old, maybe…

What Kind of Person are You?

Remember the old phrase, “You watch your tongue!”?  Usually it was said if a child chose to swear or say something unkind.  I haven’t heard that for a long time.  In fact, many parents these days are not choosing to teach their children to develop self-control.  But, that is such an important aspect of life… in business,…

Your Value

This morning I couldn’t sleep.  I woke up at 2 am and have laid there for almost two hours.  I got up, took some medication for a headache and now here I am, sitting at my desk, reading blogs and enjoying the creativity and perspectives of other people.  It has been a while since I’ve written.  Between the…

VOICES OF DISCOURAGEMENT

Folks, this is really an excellent post.  If you’re stuggling in some area of your Christian life, take time to read this. VOICES OF DISCOURAGEMENT.