Gratitude

Have you ever made a gratitude list? I have an ongoing gratitude list in the back of one of my journals. I was inspired to start this list after reading the book “One Thousand Gifts” […]

You Are The God Who Saves Me

A family vacation had brought us to the beautiful Mammoth Mountain area and it was a great day for a hike. We decided to check out Rainbow Falls, an easy short hike from our campground. […]

Forgiveness and Repentance

I remember when our children were very young, it did not take long for them to begin to learn about forgiveness. Someone would take a toy, knock over a block formation or ruin a coloring […]

Joy

This morning I was thinking about joy. The joy of a new day, a new sunrise. The joy of a kind word and a smile  on a hard day from a stranger. The joy my […]

Perfect

A great enemy of moving forward is perfectionism. We can’t let go because we have not fixed the past or perfected the present, so we get stuck. The definition of perfect found in Webster’s Dictionary […]

A Lesson from the Garden

Mario began a flower island in our backyard a few years ago, he has inherited the “green thumb gene” from his mother. At first the island was something to brighten up and add color to […]

Disappointment

Disappointment – What a dramatic word. According to the dictionary disappointment is, “sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations.” All of us have encountered it, felt its pain and some […]

Rest

So I’ve been in a season of rest…  Jesus’ invitation to the disciples is also extended to us when He says in Mark 6:31, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get […]

Seasons of Loss

It was a Monday morning and we were on our way to the veterinarian’s office with our sweet girl Gucci. She had been such a joy to us with her spunky, bossy way mixed with […]