By Grace We are Saved


26. Cats; They snuggle up and give you something soft to pet. 27. Sleepovers; our ten year old had a friend spend the night last night, and it was precious to overhear there talk time about the details of Harry Potter and other creative stories. 28. My wedding rings; they sparkle in the lamp light.Continue reading “By Grace We are Saved”

What Do You Do With Your Morning Hours?


16. Itchy skin—it means my nervous system works. 17. A slight sweat–it means I live in a warm climate & have a warm home. 18. A cup of vanilla chai tea in a floral tea cup from my father in law–small cup of delight. 19. Devotional flip calendars–they bring me a snippet of faith stories/scripture.Continue reading “What Do You Do With Your Morning Hours?”

Personal Self-Development Isn't Optional


He must increase, but I must decrease. (John 3:30, ESV) 11. Personal Development with great books! 12. Exercise opportunities (a great yoga studio & friends to walk with) 13. Smoothies (healthy eating to develop a healthy habit of eating less) 14. Meditation/Prayer (praying/meditating on gifts before I get out of bed) 15. Attending Doctor Appointments (developingContinue reading “Personal Self-Development Isn't Optional”

Counting 1,000 Gifts


James 1:17-18 The Message (MSG) 16-18 So, my very dear friends, don’t get thrown off course. Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle. He brought us to life using the true Word,Continue reading “Counting 1,000 Gifts”

Hopeless or Hopeful? Romans Answers


Romans 4:17-18We call Abraham “father” not because he got God’s attention by living like a saint, but because God made something out of Abraham when he was a nobody. Isn’t that what we’ve always read in Scripture, God saying to Abraham, “I set you up as father of many peoples”? Abraham was first named “father”Continue reading “Hopeless or Hopeful? Romans Answers”

2020 Word of the Year: HOPE


In 2020 I want my mind to focus this year on one word: hope. Many people I know who blog choose a word of the year. I haven’t really done this before, that I recall. This year I’m giving it a go. Hope… Genesis 49:18I wait in hope for your salvation, God. Psalm 52:9I thank you always thatContinue reading “2020 Word of the Year: HOPE”

My 2019 Reflections


Ending Your Year Intentionally “You can end your year intentionally like I did. Just block out a half hour or so during the holiday season, pick up something to write with, and ask yourself (these) ten questions:”–From End Your Year Intentionally with these 10 questions, Daisy U.https://nosidebar.com/intentionally/?fbclid=IwAR3BX9_ulfuSP4CToHzYfmC_NasicU0QzGzSuiTBBDavHyACTq8jPdidgL8 1. What makes this year unforgettable? I completedContinue reading “My 2019 Reflections”