Who’s Got Your Back?

Today, November 11th is Veterans Day. The first official celebration using the term “Veterans Day” happened in Alabama in 1947.* The day originally was called Armistice Day and formally began in 1921 when an unknown […]

Be a VERB!

For years I have witnessed to an extended family member about Christ, salvation and eternal life. My efforts are continually met with resistance, much eye-rolling and exaggerated negativity on her part.  No matter how many […]

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 […]

It’s No Bother

Have you ever felt really silly for praying for something that might be considered too inconsequential to take to God? I know I have! I frequently pray for “silly stuff.” When it’s 110 ° outside, […]

Bubble Shrinkage

War between Russia and Ukraine. COVID 19. Lockdowns, forced vaccinations. School shootings, Roe v. Wade, Critical race theory. Gender confusion. Inflation, recession. Food shortages, $5.20 for a gallon of gas – and  now … Monkeypox […]

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 […]

Pruned With Purpose

My neighborhood is currently undergoing some much-needed spring cleaning of the grounds in the surrounding area. The daily sounds of leaf blowers, chain saws, edgers and mowers echo up and down the streets. Bushes are […]

It’s Not Supposed To Be EASY!

Last Wednesday, March 2nd was Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten period. Lent is the 40-day period leading up to Easter. Lent represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness praying and fasting […]

Pointed Towards the Son-Light

At Thanksgiving, my niece gifted me with an Amaryllis bulb plant. An amaryllis is native to South Africa, so they typically grow very well in the southwestern Arizona climate. I don’t have much of a […]

You Don’t Have To Be A Hallmark …

A few months back, I met a young man in his early 30s who is Pakistani, raised in a Muslim household. His mother is a practicing Muslim, but he is not. His family does not […]