When your home seems bare without evergreen trees and twinkling lights … When your children are back at school and the pets miss them … When the flu or the sinuses or worse has fell upon your family … Look up, Friends: The heavens declare the glory of God: the skies proclaim the work of … Continue reading Are You Looking for Hope?
Do you have one word for 2019? If you do, did you choose it or did God give it? I am curious and awe-inspired every time I read about someone’s annual experience. The only time I received a clear, one word from God was during a trial when my husband had multiple complications from surgery. … Continue reading Do You Have One Word (It’s Ok if you don’t)?
Do you have an old dream? Maybe it was earlier this year, or several years ago. You almost did not remember it, if you are being honest. Sometimes, we venture out trying to accomplish what we dream … and fail. The dream dies. Its bones lay scattered in your soul, never to be picked up … Continue reading Can You Hear the Bones?
How do you prepare for a new year? There are no hard and fast rules. Oh, I used to be your resolution girl with unrealistic lists about what I, myself, would accomplish in the new year. Drunk on worldly ideals and idols, I usually made a job change in December hoping to cash in on … Continue reading How Do You Prepare for the New Year?
Do you get that feeling when Christmas is over? A deflation, a drain? There is SO much build-up to Christmas Eve and morning. The secret purchases, the gift-hiding, the cooking, the singing, the giving of time, the trying hard not to leave anyone out on the card lists online or otherwise, the driving to church … Continue reading Moments Without a Price Tag
Twas the night before Christmas Eve And all through the house Were banana bread and cookery Oh the boys hung by the basketball hoop In hopes Mama Elf could get the Santa scoop Then, video games before snug in their beds While visions of slam dunks & trivia danced in their heads And Mama in … Continue reading Twas the Night …
Grief stalked me for years. The counselors called it ‘complicated grief’ with an underlying depression. Triggers? The anniversary of her death and Christmas. My mom died 27 years ago today. I have now lived over half my life without her. Any of you who believe Hope in Our Jesus can hazard a guess at why … Continue reading Make Heaven Count