Selfies Are Snapshots in Time

I could take a hundred selfies, but the truth is I don’t think I’ll ever see what God sees. There is no filter to see my potential. There is no angle that shows I’m forgiven. All a selfie shows me is who I am in this moment, and honestly I tend to look at myContinue reading “Selfies Are Snapshots in Time”

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”

Our Conversation Hearts Need to Change

When I was in elementary school I loved to get conversation hearts on Valentine’s Day.  It wasn’t so much about the flavor as the cute words printed on the candies.  They were full of fun sayings and silly greetings.  I never gave them to anyone, but they brought a smile to my face reminding meContinue reading “Our Conversation Hearts Need to Change”

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?”

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”

The Curtain is Torn, Yet I Hide

Sin…my daily life is full of it.  Today I am guilty of eating more than I should, treating the scale as an idol, getting angry at well meaning people, using harsh language, gossiping, pride, comparison, and negative self talk.  The sad thing is as far as my sinful nature is concerned I would consider thisContinue reading “The Curtain is Torn, Yet I Hide”

Mostly Ripe Fruit and the Mostly Honest Christian

I have a plum tree in my backyard and it is currently full of fruit.  The fruit is almost ripe enough to eat.  Plums are a tricky fruit because they can be so sweet and full of flavor in one bite and bitter in the very next taste.  Our plums turn from green to aContinue reading “Mostly Ripe Fruit and the Mostly Honest Christian”

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”

More Tattered, Yet Loved Deeply

Yesterday I listened to the story of the Velveteen Rabbit.  I’ve heard the story before but it’s been a long time.  I was reminded that it is a beautiful story of love.  It starts out telling about a little stuffed rabbit, given to a boy as a Christmas gift.  The little rabbit was stunning toContinue reading “More Tattered, Yet Loved Deeply”