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
The four prophets of New Cumberland had received word from Heaven a baby was coming. Their assignment was to prepare the way. This was not just any baby, though infants had a way of capturing people’s attention. This is the Wonderful Counselor foretold in the Scriptures. The one who will set captives free. The light … Continue reading The Night Before Christmas Began: A Short Story
Dear Friend, When considering others, have you ever thought I want what she has or I want what he has? You can have that! Faith begins with a simple but all-powerful belief. You accept God and His Son Jesus as real. God Our Father and Jesus His Son are not just stories in the Bible. … Continue reading An Open Letter to Those Wanting Faith