More than peace & quiet

A few years ago I selected "placid" as a focus word. Each year, rather than writing New Year's resolutions (which I have never been fantastic at keeping), I select a word as a focal point. Sometimes the word serves as a catalyst. Other times it's a theme. The year of "placid," it served as a... Continue Reading →

Chasing rabbits

I must be brief this morning. My toddler is still quietly sleeping in her crib, curled up in a little pink ball. Last night, she resisted her normal 7:30 p.m. bedtime and wanted to watch an extra episode of Curious George, her current favorite cartoon. After that, she pitter-pattered around the house, dragging her "Good... Continue Reading →

My mother’s Bible

*Thank you, Lorie Mink, for sharing your reflections and gratitude in this post.* While searching my closet for a pair of slippers, I came across my mother’s Bible. It’s been sitting on the shelf since we moved in the house three years ago. And I can’t remember the last time I opened it. Mama’s been... Continue Reading →

Day 22: Dear Mrs. McGrath

*It's hard to believe Day 22 of the Dear Gratitude project has arrived! Only eight more days of letters from eight more wonderful guest writers. Today's post is by LaDonna Busby, a friend and fellow church member.* This thank you is long overdue, and it is going to someone long dead.  Why do we wait... Continue Reading →

When donkeys speak

*Thanks to guest contributor Debra Dickey for writing today's post!* Lately, I’ve been feeling the regular need to seek a shelter -- a dwelling place considered as afforded protection, or a refuge -- during the storms and questions in my life.  One of my favorites is described in God’s Word as a ‘cleft in the... Continue Reading →

What does EASTER mean to you?

*Much thanks to Debra Dickey-Liang for serving as today's guest contributor!* E is for eggs we deco-ra-ted, A is for all of them to hide. S is for children who were see-king, T is for the tots who find the most. E is for extra help from Mommy, R is running back when you are... Continue Reading →

Day 21–Count it all joy

*Thank you, Alison Valderrama, for writing such an inspiring piece about an amazing woman. And for being a constant source of encouragement for me as well!* Sometimes we get a wake up call in life that shocks us to the core and leaves us wondering how to put it in the box of faith. For... Continue Reading →

Day 11–Five thankful people

*Special thanks to Mary Agrusa for writing today's post for our "28 days of love" project. Be sure to check out her blog as well.*   Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 107:1 Five categories of people who should give thanks to God are listed in Psalm... Continue Reading →

There’s always a rock

*I'm very thankful that Debra Dickey-Liang sent me this post for today sharing her 2013 word of the year with us. What's your word or theme for 2013? What's on your mind? What are you learning right now? What will you be grateful for 11 months from now?*During my everyday life, with its various tasks... Continue Reading →

Transcending my reality

*Special thanks to Gloria Bolton, a former student of mine, who has grown into an even more beautiful and enlightened person over the years, for serving as today's guest contributor.*Transcending my Reality: How I Found Christ   “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.... Continue Reading →

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