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…

COLORS OF AUTUMN

Sunshine shimmers through leaves of orange, red, and yellow that gently dance in rhythm with the cooling breeze. Landscapes stand ablaze across rolling hillsides cascading into vibrant hues of dark red foliage along roadsides. Vivid purple, yellow, and rust-colored mums gracefully frame flower beds in delicate softness. Oh, the splendor of autumn ablaze in its Read More…

Gravitating in GRAY

GRAY       GRAY   GRAY    GRAY   GRAY    GRAY Have you ever been convinced to take a journey of awareness yet wanted to ignore it in hopes that the inevitable would just fade away?  Most of my life I have been skirting around the edge of such a journey—one I knew would be uncomfortable.  Read More…

In His Image

A couple of weeks ago while exercising at the YMCA, I met a young Asian woman who was doing the splits perfectly.  Both legs were flat on the floor–one leg in back of her and one in front.  This feat caught my attention because I have never been able to do the splits perfectly, much Read More…