Broken Distractions

  O Lord, my mind is jumbled right now. I have trouble focusing on the most mundane chores which seem obscure.  My heart is disarrayed with turn of events that seem like nightmares—unexpected and harsh.   My spirit is burdened with a desire for restoration.  It’s as if the faces of brokenness keep flashing before me, Read More…

Year of Intrigue

2018 – already in full swing and leaving me behind — the resolutions I should have set in motion… the plans to change my reaction to everyday distractions… the fresh start that inspired me to dream big dreams. A new year…a fresh beginning…new resolutions…renewed commitments…anticipation for a changed life and better results—what great intentions.  Then Read More…

Banish the Rush! Walk to the Manger…

Banish the Rush! Eliminate hurry!  But there’s places to go, people to see, things to do!   The Christmas season is in full swing–time to gear up, get your running shoes on, and face the crowds.  Rush, rush, rush…house to decorate, cards to send, cookies to bake, gifts to wrap, parties to attend…wait a minute…too Read More…

HEART FULL

The horn of plenty–just a woven basket–empty and meaningless unless it is filled.  A traditional Thanksgiving symbol of harvest’s bounty, cornucopias have always amazed me–their horn-like shape, open to hold displays of winter squash, pumpkins, multi-colored ears of corn; their cascade of fall colors tumbling out, symbolizing abundance–the horn of plenty running over. Although founded Read More…

Trusting Through the Fog

God reaching out to me in unexpected ways still catches me off guard.  I love that about the greatness of our God.  It can be the simplest of moments when He gets my attention and changes my thought pattern, letting me know afresh that His presence is constantly there for me. On a foggy morning Read More…

In the Midst of a Storm

In the Midst of a Storm In the Greenville, SC area, we have been experiencing a frenzy as people do their “bread and milk” runs, and in this case, “water” runs.   Bottled water right now is a valuable commodity with only a slim chance of finding some in any store.  Yes, we are getting Read More…

Finding the EXTRA in ORDINARY

On any nothing-out-of-the-ordinary day, just any routine-normal day, does God ever show up for you with the extraordinary?  No, nothing is wrong with ordinary, everyday happenings of a take-for-granted, run-of-the-mill day.  So if you enjoy being a typical, everyday person, is there anything you should be concerned about? Not necessarily, however, I believe that we Read More…

When Things Aren’t Perfect…

What an illusion perfection is!  Life is never perfect, and even when moments, days, or even weeks are clear and mellow, when things appear to be a go for smooth sailing ahead, I should know it is just a matter of time before life’s circumstances come crashing in.  Facing those unexpected waves that take all Read More…