I had bought my grandson a new white T-Shirt. I was ready to put it on him when that little voice inside me said "It's going to get dirty. You'll obsess that it didn't stay white." As I listened to the voice try to reason with me I just ignored it, put the shirt on … Continue reading The Stained Shirt
I've been reading through Hosea and I ran into a particularly interesting verse. 10 “When I found Israel, it was like finding grapes in the desert;when I saw your ancestors, it was like seeing the early fruit on the fig tree.NIV Bible Gateway Can you imagine God comparing finding you to that of finding grapes in a desert? Just think … Continue reading Grapes in the Desert
This past week we made another trip out to WI to pack up the rest of my mom's belongings. It was hard to come to our childhood home to find nobody there. I wasn't ready for the emotions that hit me as I walked through the door. Nobody there anymore. Quiet. Life comes full circle. … Continue reading Life’s A Journey
The Church is the Body of Christ Five Minute Friday . com Prompt We can sometimes feel that we just want Jesus to return. We need him here with us. But friends, He is here with us. He is within our hearts. And each of us, as the church, are a part of Him. We … Continue reading The Church is the Body of Christ
Sin is deadly serious In the Old Testament, God set up several feasts and celebrations for the purpose of bringing the people back to the mind of God. In September, The Feast of Trumpets (now called Rosh Hashanah) is celebrated leading up to Yom Kippur ( The Day of Atonement). Just as Isaiah did in … Continue reading What God Did About Seriously Deadly Sin
Last week during one of the cold snap days, I discovered two toads floating helplessly in my little pond. I carefully stepped to the back of the pond and one by one lifted each toad out. Before taking them out I noted how effortlessly they floated in the pond. It looked rather peaceful. A big … Continue reading Cold And Slow
The use of trumpets for the Jewish faith indicates the Presence of God. Oh, how we need the presence of God.
I love concord grapes. My grandpa Syens grew them and he and grandma made juice and jelly every fall. We also got to eat off the vine. I was in high school and I still enjoyed going up there and just picking and eating right off the vine. So sweet! But an occasional tart one … Continue reading Trimming Your Vines
We live in a world of hostility, criticism, and outright bullying. Even if you are in a place where the current culture is not threatening to you, you may have other fears that push you down and keep you from achieving your goals. How can we navigate around our fears? How did we transfer fear of our circumstance over to a fear of God?
It's hard to believe, but my grandson is approaching 16 months old. I watch him toddle and run, discover, and explore. His ever-expanding mind reminds me that God created us to learn and keep learning. My kitchen reminds me as well of his interest in things. Pots and pans litter the floor. Spatulas (his favorite) … Continue reading A Year Reviewed