The Belt Test

There have been so many treats pass through our house these past few months.  There have been cupcakes, pies, homemade cookies, peanut butter cups, chocolate galore, and chocolate covered strawberries.  And now it is Girl Scout cookie season, with Thin Mints to tempt me at the entrance of every store I enter.   If I indulgedContinue reading “The Belt Test”

_______ women/men CAN’T, WON’T, DON’T go to Heaven

Could you find a word to put in the blank? Murderous?  Slanderous?  Adulterous? Maybe another word for people you think won’t be admitted into Heaven or maybe you think your name would go on the blank because of some sin that separates you from God.  Well, there is only one word that goes there…UNSAVED.  ThereContinue reading “_______ women/men CAN’T, WON’T, DON’T go to Heaven”

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”

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”

Waiting in Line, Full of Emotions

    I confess that I once waited in line to ride a roller coaster at an amusement park for close to three hours.  It was the newest ride in the park and the main reason I purchased a ticket that day. I had been anticipating this new sit-down, feet dangling, loopty-loop thrill ride since theContinue reading “Waiting in Line, Full of Emotions”

Dandelion Thoughts…Scattered and Distracted

At some point almost every child learns how to blow on a fluffy dandelion and watch the seeds scatter into the wind.  As a child I took every opportunity to scatter a dandelion.  The trickiest part of the process was trying to pull the dandelion from the plant without ruining the seed cloud.  If IContinue reading “Dandelion Thoughts…Scattered and Distracted”

The Sun Chasing Sunflower and the Light of the Lord

The Lord created mysteries all around us that the scientific world tries to label and explain, but for all their insight and speculation there aren’t clear answers.  One of these mysteries is the sun chasing sunflower. From a young age, these flowers face east and follow the sun across the sky to the west.  Remarkably,Continue reading “The Sun Chasing Sunflower and the Light of the Lord”

Singing in (and After) the Rain: Cancer…yes or no?

About a month ago I went to a doctor’s appointment and found out I had an 8x6cm solid ovarian mass.  The doctor informed me that given my age, and other factors it was a strong possibility that this could be cancer.  I can now say with confidence I understand the season of waiting for theContinue reading “Singing in (and After) the Rain: Cancer…yes or no?”