Help Me Help You

Last month, while playing in a sand volleyball tournament, my daughter, Kelsey, noticed that all play stopped at the same moment. Across the courts, another player was suffering some sort of medical distress.  My daughter […]

Rejoice Always

  “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18 (NIV) When I was working, at the start of every morning, […]

Finding Stillness Through Gratitude

I recently read a blog post by Marelisa Fabrega about how gratitude can change your life. It began with a quote by German theologian Meister Eckhart that says: “If the only prayer you say in […]

Spring Praises

I love Spring. I love the flowers blooming, I love the freshness of a morning breeze, the cool nights spent gazing at the moon.  I love the sound of the birds singing outside my window […]

A Christmas Companion

As an official member of the ‘Empty-Nester Club’ I’ve gotten used to my routines and habits without the pitter patter of little feet running through the house (well, at least until he became a teenager, […]

From Shame to Joy

Have you ever felt ashamed by a stranger’s phone call?  I have – this morning, in fact. And I’m not referring to the type of weird, shameful calls like the ones I used to get […]

His Grace

I was reflecting this morning on my journey of faith throughout the years. I came to Christ when I was 15 years old and I never could have imagined the opportunities, places, people and experiences […]

Are you thirsty?

“As fresh water brings joy to the thirsty, so God’s people rejoice when he saves them.” Isaiah 12:3 Have you ever been thirsty? I mean, throat parched and bone dry thirsty, the kind of thirst […]

God Sees You.

Can I be honest with you? Sometimes I find it very hard to connect with other people. I’m naturally shy and reserved, would rather read a good book or spend hours on a computer alone, […]

Can Thankfulness Affect Your Blessings?

If you gave someone a gift and it wasn’t appreciated would you be inclined to give that person more gifts in the future?  My answer would be, “Probably not.” But if that same person was […]