Evidence of Love

My six-year-old granddaughter, Brielle, never shows up empty-handed when she comes to visit. Many times, she’s the first of her tribe of seven into the house. She always rushes to the kitchen where she knows she’ll find me and delivers her latest note or picture. This week, it was a drawing of me holding her…

Don’t Walk Away

There is a very short story in the Bible that makes many people, Christian and non-Christian alike, wonder about God’s goodness. Until my daughter brought it to my attention recently, I had never read it before. It seems Elisha, a prophet of God, was being called names by a group of young men. Elisha cursed…

Unleash Your Love

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:11 I received a comment on my recent post Christian, Where Do Your Loyalties Lie? that…

Be the Good

The end of all things is near. Therefore, be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 1 Peter 4:7 Now that I’ve got your attention, let me say I don’t know when the end of all things will arrive, but for me, it may be sooner than others. You see, I put…

Christian, Where Do Your Loyalties Lie?

You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. Matthew 5:13 I haven’t written much lately. It seemed wise to have a short break during this turbulent time…

Life Plus Birthday Cake

It’s Only a Test Just as I’m getting used to the new rhythm, things begin to change again. I like my routine, mostly. It gives a measure of comfort to know what to expect. But sameness is never good for our core muscles, whether they are physical, mental, or spiritual. We need to be challenged…

Go Ahead, Take a Bite

“Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 5:8 But First, Fill Up Your Plate With Some Good Stuff In my last post, I shared how…

Lip Smackin’ Goodness

Baby J has discovered food and she’s loving it. I mean, all of it. Good thing since she lives with us foodies. She’s game to try whatever is on our plate. In fact, she prefers what we are eating over baby food and she lets us know her delight by smacking her lips between each…

Life Plus Apple Crisp

I have spent the better part of a week chipping off my cracked nail polish. You probably do not care to hear this. I know, it’s just a silly first world problem. But with no sign of the virus quarantine coming to an end anytime soon, which will result in no manicures, I decided to…

Stinky Business

When we showed up at the farmhouse a few months ago, the place stunk to high heavens. Skunks had moved in under the house, bringing their unmistakable scent with them. We could barely stand to be in the house. If it hadn’t been that the weather was frigid, we might have set up camp on…