Intimate Communion

This weekend is filled with traditions for my family. Wednesday night we went to church as we do every year to worship and give thanks for the blessings God has rained down upon us. Thursday we went to my parents’ house in Sioux City to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. Today and the rest of … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV) Happy Thanksgiving! I almost forgot Thanksgiving was this week, but let’s be honest…. I pretty much forget most things. J Something else I forget? How to be thankful in … Continue reading

Back to English class

Let’s go back in time. Put your thinking cap on and recall your high school English classes. I’m sure you remember the lecture highlighting that a short story contains five key elements: characters, conflict, plot, setting and theme. Beautiful Savior is studying the book, The Story, by Randy Frazee and Max Lucado. The authors’ intent … Continue reading



For the past several Novembers, I have taken the time to do something special for me.  I take part in the 30 Days of Thankful on Facebook, and by this time in the month, I am feeling overwhelmed by all the little things I have made time to notice and be thankful for.  Too often … Continue reading

Love Thy Neighbor

A couple of weeks ago while back in Hastings visiting my husband’s parents, we attended church with them on Sunday morning. I won’t share what was preached during the whole message, mainly because I can’t remember the whole outline of the sermon, but I did want to share a thought that Pastor shared with the … Continue reading