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”

Hope Unswervingly


1 Corinthians 13:13 But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love. Consummation: noun, perfection, fufillment Unswerving: adverb, turning aside abruptly in movement or direction; deviate suddenly from the straight orContinue reading “Hope Unswervingly”

Death and Life…Fresh Hope


1 Samuel 2:6-10 God brings death and God brings life, brings down to the grave and raises up. God brings poverty and God brings wealth; he lowers, he also lifts up. He puts poor people on their feet again; he rekindles burned-out lives with fresh hope, Restoring dignity and respect to their lives— a place in the sun! For the very structures ofContinue reading “Death and Life…Fresh Hope”