And, there are others. Other “aged women” I have watched on a weekly basis. They taught Sunday school. They worked in the nursery. They cooked meals for fellowships and conferences. They decorated the church. They sang in the choir. They cleaned the church. They did all these things while loving their husbands and raising their kids.
Time has a way of bringing about change. With change, often comes uncertainty. Foundations that for years seemed stable and reliable, can be shaken in the winds of change. Yet, when we make Christ the foundation of our life, we can have a sure confidence that will never be shaken, no matter how much life... Continue Reading →
As is our culture, we become infatuated with improving ourselves spiritually and physically with the start of each new year. We determine to eat healthier, be kinder, and smile more in bettering our ourselves in the eyes of those around us. While it is never a bad idea to seek to become better, the Bible... Continue Reading →
A year ago today, I didn't understand that in order to shine brightly for God, you have to be surrounded by darkness.
When singing the Christmas hymn, "Silent Night", I have always pictured peace. A night where the stars twinkled brightly, and the cool air was calm. Yet, reality more than likely tells a different story! The barn was probably smelly and the animals dirty. Did Joseph have to clean out a stall before he made a... Continue Reading →
Ever have one of those days where everything seems to be going wrong? Just when you think you are catching up, something else happens to throw you back again? When facing a day that seems to be unraveling at the seams, you have a choice. You can choose to be frustrated about your day and... Continue Reading →
We have been listening to Christmas music since late October. While I haven't tired of the music itself, I have noticed the excitement that first accompanied those joyful melodies, has begun to wane. A spirit of reflection has replaced the excitement, bringing many happy memories to mind. These memories however, eventually lead me back to... Continue Reading →
We've all done it. We've all lost our tempers in a fit of anger, or slipped into panic mode during stressful situations. From hitting the snooze button for an extra hour of sleep, to having that extra scoop (or three!) of ice cream, we all have allowed ourselves to indulge in guilty pleasures from time... Continue Reading →
"He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit." - Proverbs 17:27 When someone has wronged us either in word or deed, it doesn't take but a few milliseconds to come up with a response. Often, those quick and thoughtless responses can be more damaging than the offending deed! ... Continue Reading →