More – Part 2 of 2

Last time we talked about the concept of ‘enough’ being foreign.  Living in a culture of excess the ‘deficiency mentality’ reigns supreme. This mentality convinces us it doesn’t matter how much we have in our possession; we are still lacking.  (See the last post on how the Israelites exemplified this perfectly.)  We can’t do moreContinue reading “More – Part 2 of 2”

More-Part 1 of 2

We live in a culture of excess.  The concept of ‘enough’ is foreign.  At the risk of revealing my age, I remember having only three channels on television when I was a kid.  If the annual showing of a favorite holiday special or movie was broadcast at an inconvenient time for my family, I hadContinue reading “More-Part 1 of 2”

The Hope of Christmas

Hope is a word used carelessly.  The phrase “I hope you have a good day,” escapes my lips daily.  At the time the sentiment is sincere but quickly fades from my memory as my own life steps into the spotlight. Webster defines hope as, “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing toContinue reading “The Hope of Christmas”


As odd as it may seem, gratitude is a word we take for granted.  My opinion of mankind is we all have a general understanding of this word; however, the execution may be lacking.  For the sake of argument, let’s define gratitude.  Webster’s definition is, “the state of being grateful; thankfulness.”  Saying thank you isContinue reading “Gratitude”

Come to Me

I have two lovely daughters.  The memories of birthday celebrations are many and all wonderful.  One day stands out for me personally because Jesus used it to arrest my attention.  It was her 21st birthday, my baby!  I wanted everything to be just right as I always did for both girls.    The week before IContinue reading “Come to Me”

Speak to Me

“I mean, the Pastor doesn’t even speak to me!”  said the grocery cashier.  This line resonated in my heart all day following a brief conversation I had while making my purchase.  Somehow, the fact that I am married to a pastor of a local church surfaced in our conversation, and from that tidbit of informationContinue reading “Speak to Me”

One Cup at a Time

I make tea in stressful situations.  When my girls were home working on difficult projects, I would make them a tea tray.  Even now, like clockwork, about 3 p.m. I need a “cupa,” as my British friend used to say.  Since the time my girls were little, I have always said there is never anythingContinue reading “One Cup at a Time”

Pain for Today

God has always challenged me to write what I know. So, here is what I know today. . . I am in some pain, physical pain. This is not a statement to evoke pity. It is my daily reality as I have consistent back pain.  Perhaps you can relate.  There are times, however, when myContinue reading “Pain for Today”

Do You Hear What I Hear?

When I was young, my favorite Christmas movie was The Little Drummer Boy.  I also loved a song in the movie called, “Do You Hear What I Hear” by Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne. Perhaps it was the haunting melody of the song that soothed my soul or maybe the concept of the second verse;Continue reading “Do You Hear What I Hear?”

Punishment and Peace

Isaiah 53:5 “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” (NIV) In this brief passage from Isaiah 53 in what is known as the Messianic Prophecy, several words, descriptive words jump off the page. Continue reading “Punishment and Peace”