faith

Invitation

One word can shape a whole year. I've written about this before. The concept of having one prayer/focus word for the year has been unfolding in my life for about a decade now. The idea comes from the work of Mike Ashcraft and Rachel Olsen in their book from 2012, My One Word: Change Your… Continue reading Invitation

faith

All I Want for Christmas

Have you made your Christmas list? Have you checked it twice? Have you asked your loved ones what is on their Christmas lists? I've always found it strange that lots of people exchange their exact list of wants with their relatives so the relatives know what to buy and the list writer is assured that… Continue reading All I Want for Christmas

faith

My 50 Day New Life Challenge List

Fifty days ago it was Easter Sunday. Shortly after that I wrote about the bluebonnets, inspired by a trip across Texas where the bluebonnets and their friends were in full show-off mode. I wrote, the bluebonnets are a tangible sign that we cannot only survive hard times but possibly come out of those times even… Continue reading My 50 Day New Life Challenge List

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

The Pillow of Peace

Sometimes the tiny details of scripture blow me away. Little tidbits that did not have to be included but are. Usually I only notice them after I've read certain passages hundreds of times. In Mark's gospel, Chapter 4, there's a story most of us know about the disciples and Jesus being out in a boat… Continue reading The Pillow of Peace

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

New Life, Overflowing

In Texas in the last couple of weeks, we've been living with scarcity. During the big winter storm there was suddenly a scarcity of heat, electricity, water and food. Now we are learning there are still huge shortages of clean water in some areas which has led to a scarcity of bottled water there. Some… Continue reading New Life, Overflowing