Be the ONE

Being grateful for the simple things in life, the ordinary events in life, the everyday run-of-the-mill routines…can be challenging at times. Life can be busy or situations too overwhelming.  This year’s Thanksgiving season reminded me that it is often being grateful in the little things that can turn my heart back to living out thankfulness…but Read More…

Hear the Voice That’s Above the Rest

The wind could be heard coming from afar.  It began as a gentle whisper but caught my attention while sitting on our deck.  Peering toward the north, I could sense the wind making its way toward me through the tall Colorado pines.  As the voice of the wind came closer, I looked up at the Read More…

When PRIDE Influences the Equation

Finding one perfect sand dollar thrilled me as my husband and I traipsed through the white sand near Navaare.  The sun was shining with warmth, yet a brisk wind reminded us that it was January even in Florida.   We skirted the ocean tides and meandered through stretches of sandbanks littered with the remains of ocean Read More…

Messages Hidden in Boxes

Stored boxes, not opened for six years, lined the walls in the garage.  Boxes, stacked high on one another, filled the bottom level of the townhouse.  Flattened boxes lay scattered throughout the rest of the house ready to be formed, taped, and packed with valuable possessions.  Boxes, boxes, boxes everywhere–just cardboard containers in various shapes Read More…

TRUTH TRAINING

Truth   —   Fiction Fact — Falsity Authenticity   —   Fabrication Exactness   —   Delusion Accuracy   —   Lie More and more, I find myself questioning information I hear– whether it be from my neighbor next door or the local news or a Facebook post.  The lack of dependability just leaves me probing for valid explanations.  My mind then Read More…

Do You Hear What I Hear?

A baby’s soft cry lingers in the distance—a whimper…the coo…a quiet, soothing sound above all the worldly clamor… a cry of innocence and complete dependence…a cry of hunger but intense strength…a cry of neediness yet a lineage of royalty. A baby was born…a Savior who is Christ the Lord…a baby that changes the world…not only Read More…

Recognizing the Shepherd’s VOICE

One late afternoon, my mother set off with my brother and I heading toward the gate that would allow us entrance into the pasture just behind our farm house.  I am sure I went running to the gate and stood waiting for Mommy to get us through to the other side.  This was just another Read More…

Ingredients for a Grateful Heart

Choose THANKSGIVING! THANKSGIVING — come and gone so soon.  Memories of family togetherness…sharing great meals and conversations abound.  The leftover turkey dwindles from sandwiches into turkey soup; even the pumpkin pie and the multitude of desserts are mere crumbs. THANKSGIVING — a reminder to be grateful, but God created us in His image to praise Read More…