Adam and Adam…It’s Not What You Think

I’ve been talking about relationships A LOT lately…and for good reason! Every day I keep getting affirming messages that I am thinking about thought worthy things!As I said yesterday, God is a member of the first relationship! And He is also a member of the relationship with mankind…”Man” that he made in His image. I…

A Meaty Lot of Lesson for a Hungry Soul (scriptures that are food for thought and life)

“Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him…

The Answers to a Big Question

Ok, friends! Here are the answers to the questioned posed earlier this week by Pastor DeGreen! I love them all.  (The one with asterisks were especially special to me:) And to add a Bible verse for today…this is special because my best friend and I were required to memorize it in Junior High when our basketball coach…

“Do ye Kin Me?” (without understanding true love is impossible)

It is four o’clock in the morning. I’ve been up since 1 trying to go back to sleep…but 3 hours later, here I am. I gave up on the sleep for now. Instead I am eating Natural Smuckers, no sugar or artificial sweeteners added pb&j on rice cakes and drinking Almond milk. “What!?!” you say, “No Gheradelli dark chocolate…

I Love Your Face

My friend Pastor Chris DeGreen, is committed and devoted to putting out a morsel of soul filling food for thought each morning. That inspires me! Sometimes his messages are personal stories…sometimes they are thoughts based on scripture. Today he posed an interesting question. In his “Day of Praise” devotional today, Pastor DeGreen writes: “Son, your sins are forgiven.”…

Forever Friends in the Lord

I have a Pastor friend who writes a daily devotional. Each morning (except Sunday when he is preaching at his church) I look forward to receiving the “lesson”. It gives me something good and positive to start my day! I am inspired by him, and I am going to try to post a daily devotional too! 14…

“Pray About Everything. Worry About Nothing.” Yeah, Right! (easier said than done)

(This is a revised article I wrote in February of 2011. It is as true today as it was then…maybe even more so. Wonderful things can happen when we decide to step out in Faith. We are not made to be a vase of cut flowers that are brilliant for only a short time. We…

All That I Need

I can’t turn around without a reminder that without relationships everything else is meaningless. I have not been “hit on the head” with the same Bible verse, the same stories, the same examples. I have been embraced by, wrapped up in and girded. Funny, the word “girded”should come to me! It is not a word I use in every…

A Thought on Love

Valentine’s Day …the day after Ash Wednesday this year…the day after the beginning of Lent? How can that be fair? For some the Lenten Season doesn’t mean anything particularly special. Honestly, until I was well into adulthood I did not really know that Ash Wednesday was the beginning of a New Season. The first understanding I had of Lent was when Episcopal friends would…

Angels Watching Over Me, My Lord

I have been a little bit of an emotional wreck lately. This morning, after only getting about 5 hours of sleep, I just wanted to pull the covers back over my head and close myself off to all that I needed to do and all of the things that are weighing on me. So I actually did get back in…

Love Letters to My Children

This is a re-post of an article from a few years back …and Valentine’s is upon us again! Thank you, all parents, who do your very best in whatever situation you are in. Your unconditional love means more to your child(ren) than you know. Keep up the good work:)

“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: ‘ I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.'” Matthew 18:1-5

“Like little children”…hhhmmm. My Study Bible says that means “Trusting and unpretentious.” Og Mandino, one of my favorite authors, says this: “Never will I allow myself to become so important, so wise, so dignified, so powerful, that I forget how to laugh at myself and my world. In this matter I will always remain as a child…”

Can I live as an adult in this world with all of the responsibilities that entails and still see the world as a little child? I hope so.

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