Will You Sink When Hard Times Hit?

“Under pressure, you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training.”  A good friend shared this quote with me a few years ago and it stuck.  I tried to find who the credit should go to for this quote and there wasn’t a definite answer, although it is frequently creditedContinue reading “Will You Sink When Hard Times Hit?”

I Loved You First

“I love you, I love you more, I loved you first.”  Everyone wants to be loved, to know their value and worth to others, yet for so many, there is a lingering disappointment that we aren’t loved fully and completely by others.  We were designed to crave love, to feel secure and nurtured, to feelContinue reading “I Loved You First”

The Day the World Fell into Darkness

Betrayed Spit on Slandered Denied Abandoned Rejected Falsely accused Alone Suffering Tortured Yes God understands!  His son endured it all and he walked to his death.  He was perfection and his own people rejected him.  He was unconditional love, yet the people couldn’t see it. God became man and experienced the joys and sorrows ofContinue reading “The Day the World Fell into Darkness”

Time to Get Some Glasses

    If I don’t have my contacts or my glasses on I am almost blind.  I am nearsighted and have perfect vision when things are up close, but from across a small room, I wouldn’t be able to recognize my own husband and kids.  Most of the time this isn’t a problem because I amContinue reading “Time to Get Some Glasses”

Victim No More

I have a confession to make, I could watch videos of cute animals all day long.  It’s not just cute animal stories that get me though, it’s the stories of abused and neglected animals who find a new life.  I don’t just want to see the resuce either I want to see the transformation.  IContinue reading “Victim No More”

Sleep Alert Little Puppy…Believers Take Notice

I have a favorite child.  He is a 5 pound ball of energy with a wagging tail.  His name is Brownie and he is my 8 year old puppy.  It is a running joke in my house that he is my favorite because he listens and always tries to make it all better when heContinue reading “Sleep Alert Little Puppy…Believers Take Notice”

Surrender to Live

A few years back I was in my classroom teaching a group of energetic 6th graders, when little did I know, my teaching would encounter a startling interruption.  The sun was shining outside and it was a beautiful day, not too hot and not too cold.  It was the perfect day to prop open theContinue reading “Surrender to Live”

What If Lightning Strikes?

The thought of being struck by lightning is enough for us to pay attention and take precautions to avoid the lightning strike.  People typically don’t go outside in a lightning storm.  People also don’t go swimming when lightning is in the area.  These precautions make sense, but once we take every precaution we can, weContinue reading “What If Lightning Strikes?”

A Sneaky Taste and a Blessing Deferred 

I love to bake sugar cookies with the kids, lather them in frosting and sprinkles and then enjoy them with the family.  This has been a tradition of baking that began with my mom and has been passed on to my kids.  After the initial taste testing there are always plenty of cookies to lastContinue reading “A Sneaky Taste and a Blessing Deferred “

Basking in the Sun of the Sabbath

    Picture this.  Eyes closed, laying on the cool sand, while the waves sweep gently in and out on the shore in the distance.  The day is warm, not hot, and there is a cool breeze that gently brushes across your face, balancing the feel of the sun as it soaks you to your core. Continue reading “Basking in the Sun of the Sabbath”