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”

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”

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”

The Square Pill


Recently my medications changed. I now take a square pill. Yes, you read that right…a square. I have numerous pills and supplements that are oval or round and some are capsules and some are tablets. But, the newest anti-depressant that I take is square, and it works! Square. I feel square sometimes. I’m not likeContinue reading “The Square Pill”

Faith; Hope; Love


[ Wake Up from Your Sleep ] Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t loveContinue reading “Faith; Hope; Love”

Hopeless Hearts & Minds


Joshua 2:8-11 Before the spies were down for the night, the woman came up to them on the roof and said, “I know that God has given you the land. We’re all afraid. Everyone in the country feels hopeless. We heard how God dried up the waters of the Red Sea before you when you left Egypt, and what heContinue reading “Hopeless Hearts & Minds”

Fight; Don't Give Up Hope


1 Samuel 17:11When Saul and his troops heard the Philistine’s challenge, they were terrified and lost all hope. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations 1 Samuel 17:32“Master,” said David, “don’t give up hope. I’m ready to go and fight this Philistine.” 1 Samuel details the story of David and Goliath. This is a classic Bible story that many ofContinue reading “Fight; Don't Give Up Hope”