In the Spirit of Christmas…

riMy children are getting to the age where they are noticing all of the Christmas excitement.  It is so exciting for us as parents, especially since Christmas is our favorite holiday.  As much as I love looking at the beautiful lights, decorating my tree with my beloved ornaments, and let’s not forget finding just the […]

RACK Up the Cheer!

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1Peter 4:10 (NIV) This time of year I am always wrought with guilt that we don’t do enough. Enough traditions, enough giving, enough Carpe Christian Holiday! I grand plans, but I let […]

Anyone Can Put On Makeup…

Anyone can put on makeup, get in the perfect lighting and the perfect camera angle to take a beautiful picture. Now-a-days our technology allows us all to be great photographers. But that’s not real beauty. So many of us take pictures of ourselves and post them publicly for the wrong reasons. The attention we seek […]

Seek First for Self-Control

My whole life has been connected to the Church. I am sure I occupied a spot in a pew long before I could walk. I have vivid memories of doing my best to get comfortable enough to sleep; using my mom’s lap as a pillow and curling up on a hard, wooden pew bench that […]

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

I love smooth seas in life. Love them. The breeze is calm and scent-sweet, the sun is brilliant and merrily smiling over us, my life like a little vessel bobbing easily in the water. But that’s not life 24-7. Most of life is a dance in between the storm and the reprieve. Both are useful, […]

A Loyal Friend

“Many will say they are a loyal friends, but who can find one who is truly reliable?” Proverbs 20:6 I have a friend whom I have known for 20 years. We met in fifth grade and have trudged through our teens and twenties together with both grace and calamity. I am not sure how I […]

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