Pieces of Grace

Today is my sister’s birthday in heaven. She passed away in 2020. It’s been a hard loss and I’ve written about it frequently. Today I have seen two butterflies attempting to get my attention; I feel they are her spirit visiting. I am standing in the grace of God, healing the pain of grief, allowingContinue reading “Pieces of Grace”

Pieces of Peace

It’s Sunday morning, I’m home watching the leaves drop from the tree out front. There is a slight breeze, the sky is dotted with clouds. It’s a peaceful day. Sometimes this is my church. There is a quietness to the day, it fills my heart and soul. It reminds me that even though the lastContinue reading “Pieces of Peace”

Growth Pieces

As we walk in faith, growth builds our spiritual character. I remember as a young child, attending Sunday school, how fun it was singing “Jesus Loves Me,” and learning about Noah. Or making macaroni necklaces at camp. As I was confirmed into my Lutheran church, there was a lot of scripture memorization and being ableContinue reading “Growth Pieces”

Pieces of Discontent

We don’t one day, just decide we aren’t happy/satisfied/content with our life. It usually is a slow process of disappointment, sadness, guilt, or a myriad of emotions. But the thing we have to remember (beat my head against the wall), is that our God doesn’t want us living by emotions. He wants us to trustContinue reading “Pieces of Discontent”

Pieces of Prayerful Habits

I pray a lot in my personal life, but rarely at meals.  This was a not-open-for-discussion subject when I was a child.  We said “grace” at every meal.  As I grew up; solo and married, it was a forgotten importance. A friend of mine prays at every meal, just like when I was a kid. Continue reading “Pieces of Prayerful Habits”

New Year Pieces

In many parts of the world, it’s already 2019, but where I live – there is still 5 hours left.  I will probably be sleeping when the new year arrives! Instead of resolutions, let’s make specific promises to work along side the Word of God.  To be more open and hungry for knowledge, to learnContinue reading “New Year Pieces”

Pieces of Discord

Our world is a suffering place right now.  Political opinions are causing rifts with friends and family members.  “Their way” is the right way. It is not a “Christian” thing; it is a PEOPLE thing.  Praying, calling your political leaders, signing petitions, this is how to make change. How NOT to make change is belittlingContinue reading “Pieces of Discord”

Pieces of Truth

When we were little kids, we often had to “fess up” for something we said or did that wasn’t right or nice.  Our parents usually instigated the apology or retribution. Our Heavenly Father does this with His grown up kids too.  He pushes on our conscience until we know what has to be done.  WeContinue reading “Pieces of Truth”

Friends are great, but…..

I’ve learned over the past 4.5 months, that what God needs from us, when we are down and out, is to draw closer to Him, than our friends.  He wants ALL of us, He wants our focus on Him, so we can learn how beneficial it is, to know our Savior.  To trust that HeContinue reading “Friends are great, but…..”

What we know about the baby Jesus

Historically, everything we need to know is in the Bible or has been picked apart by scholars through the many centuries. Why we need to know for our own personal reasons, is that it’s how we began to love our Savior.  It starts at His birth.  It follows Him for 33 years, we can expectContinue reading “What we know about the baby Jesus”