Wise Counsel

We all need conversation with a friend, pastor or other enlightened person at various times in our life. It’s a hard earned wisdom, developed from a tumultuous journey with a definitive and positive outcome. Maybe we are the voice of reason for another one. Discernment is very necessary on big major decisions. And not justContinue reading “Wise Counsel”

LGBTQIA+

People identify in a myriad of ways. It’s no longer “married, gay, straight” or male/female, the way we identify people of color has changed too, and also pronouns. So much has changed, but in the realm of things; nothing has changed. Why? Because God loves every single human being. Period. God is Love. Now, theContinue reading “LGBTQIA+”

Never a Bother

That’s quite an expression, Pooh has. It could mean so many things. Depends on how you look at it. Oh, isn’t that true of life, in general. It all depends on what you see/choose to see! I’ve probably been a real downer lately, my friend Mari made a bookmark for me that says: “If IContinue reading “Never a Bother”

A Season of Grief

The first day of summer is next week. Although I look out my window and see blue sky, sun streaming in, green grass, beautiful trees; in my heart, I feel mostly winter. Cold, dark winter. It is like the bottom of the well. A cave without light. An empty pit. Hollow. Disconnected. On my continuousContinue reading “A Season of Grief”

There is no “I” in Jesus

We are our own selves when we don’t have Jesus in our life. We let the ball roll where it may, we take little responsibility, we can keep hate in our heart, it’s not really a pleasant place. But this is where most people are before they are saved/walking a life in faith. Jesus doesContinue reading “There is no “I” in Jesus”

When It’s Too Much

Yesterday I received news that a friend passed away. I made a list in my mind of all I have lost since 2019. TEN! I haven’t even found peace with my sisters’ death in 2020, it’s been a hole in my heart. Now add another to the grief-bag and I just feel like it’s tooContinue reading “When It’s Too Much”

Disciplines

This is one of those tricky words. For some it might mean punishment, but I recognize it as a “specialty, education, or hobby.” Something you have mastered, are considered an expert in, or even a type of degree or experience. i.e. Key areas include architecture, planning, landscape architecture, art and design disciplines, geography, interior designContinue reading “Disciplines”

Irony

Yesterday I wrote a little about the various religions. Then later in the day I found a discussion on NPR about religious experiences people had had. It was a little mind-blowing! I think God definitely has a sense of humor and timing! Just as we experience the mundane in our daily lives, so do weContinue reading “Irony”

Live, laugh, love

It’s not just a catchy slogan, although it kind of is! I think it incorporates all the ways in which we need to live (not should). Live with Jesus in your heart, be a good example, pray with abandon. Laugh, because it’s the “best medicine,” and it brings a smile. Love the world, open yourContinue reading “Live, laugh, love”

Macaroni necklaces

It’s VBS season (Vacation Bible School)! Teachers are using old-school projects like the macaroni necklaces (a personal favorite) as well as more modern; colored pasta, taping together newspaper to make capes, Oh how I miss those delightful summer days at church. Young minds ready to soak up and learn about the love of Jesus. ForContinue reading “Macaroni necklaces”