Just Say Awe

Just Say Awe

When was the last time you said that something was “awesome?” And by awesome, I really mean how good old Webster defines the first part of the word: Awe: An emotion variously combining dread, veneration, and wonder that is inspired by authority or by the sacred or sublime <stood in awe of the king> <regard … Continue reading

On the Fringes…

On the Fringes…

Fringe not part of the mainstream; unconventional, peripheral, or extreme. Charles Swindoll commented that to him the lost art of this century is “meditating”. Well, I am not certain that this qualifies; I do know that for me rereading always makes me rethink. Synopsis: women’s bible study covering Mark’s gospel; finished the story about Jairus. … Continue reading

In the Valley

Death Valley is home to some of the most beautiful wildflower displays.  The lifespan of the wildflowers that are found in Death Valley are very short lived, and only bloom when enough rain has fallen.  The valley remains dormant for much of the year, and experiences periods of bloom throughout the spring and early summer. … Continue reading

Put down that smartphone

Put down that smartphone

This blog is a “revamped rerun,” since this author’s on her way to Texas…but the message still applies. How many conversations have you had this past week that have not been “face-to-face,” but instead, misinterpreted “text-to-text?” I can think of several pretty important discussions. Like many of you, I have an iPad and and an iPhone. … Continue reading

Table Time

My kitchen table holds many family memories: memories of meals filled with laughter, games played, puzzles put together, prayers prayed, and, yes, bills paid. When the boys were little a variety of art projects were a part of our family’s table culture. We painted, colored, played with playdough, cut, glued, and drew pictures. Each Easter, … Continue reading

END IT

END IT

There are 27 million slaves in the world today.  Yes, you heard that right.  Slaves.  Even today.  27 MILLION Men, Women and Children.  Some organizations estimate this number even higher at 36 million.  Even though slavery is illegal in every single country, it still exists.  In 167 countries. Slavery comes in many forms.  Bonded labor … Continue reading

Hey, you!

Hey, you!

Hey, you.  Yes, you there.  I’m talking to you. You, who is spending your morning scrolling through your chosen social media site to avoid the work you don’t want to tackle. You, who is snacking on your problems instead of confronting them. You, who is struggling with something but too proud to ask for help … Continue reading