Most of us worry about our size during the holidays. The average American gains 8 pounds at this time of year. I'm thinking about a different size increase today, it is the size of your gratitude. Selma Blair was diagnosed at age 49 with multiple sclerosis. She has an eight year old. In an article… Continue reading How Big is Your Gratitude?
Today's blog is impossible to write. It is deeply personal and incredibly emotional to me. On top of that I'm writing about something which really has no appropriate words to go with it. All I can say is please bear with me here. I began reading the devotional book Jesus Calling by Sarah Young in… Continue reading Holy Hindsight
Summer delights me. It always has. I love pauses and changes in schedules even if they are brief and just illusions. I remember when our children were younger some things about summer were harder because our schedule changed just about every week. Swim lessons, Vacation Bible School, Mission Trips, Vacations, Sports Camps all caused us… Continue reading Savoring Summer
You are about to fill your plate at the party or potluck dinner. You tell yourself, like you always do, that you will not over do it. Little by little, with only a bit of this and that, it happens. The empty plate you started with is soon over-filled with small amounts of good things.… Continue reading Your Plate
Have you ever had something so painful or traumatic happen to you that you are afraid of revisiting it? I've recently been wrestling with just such a thing and I quietly asked God about it. "Should I even open that drawer?" And the silent whisper in my spirit that was not me, answered back, "Yes,… Continue reading Surely There’s a Saltine Somewhere