What comes to mind when you think of the word beyond? I think of things like farther than I’ve ever been, past the clouds, the stars and the universe, an unfilled dream….. What is beyond your wildest imagination? It’s fun to dream isn’t it? This […]
Grateful for My Life, Family and Friends
We recently celebrated Thanksgiving. Though there were only six of us, we were grateful for the time together. My husband, myself, two sons and a couple who are sort of related to us were the members of our little party. They are the in-laws of […]
Thinking of the Good Times can Bring Joy in Grief
The Five Minute Friday word for this week is grief. I’ve thought a lot about that subject this month as it is the anniversary not only of my oldest son’s birth but also his death. Not a day passes that we don’t miss him, but thinking of the good times bring memories alive.
Autumn Days: The Simple Woman’s Daybook
Autumn days are some of my favorite days. The weather is finally cooling off, the leaves change color and fall, and I feel a sense of peace and rest.
Study Bible: A Review of the New NIV Study Bible
These times we live in seem full of chaos and disorder. We wonder where to turn for help or to make sense of life. If you study history, you see this is nothing new. There are many periods of unrest, disease and pain. Thankfully, there […]
Murmurs of Peace Reach My Heart
What are murmurs of peace, and how can we hear them throughout our days? We each may have different experiences that wake up certain memories of times we felt calm and peaceful. But the connecting cord that binds us is the Holy Spirit, who Jesus […]
Mercy: Hope for a Heavy Heart
So how can we find the strength to show mercy even when people strongly disagree? We turn to God’s Word and there we find truth.
Freedom to Spread Your Wings and Fly
We all want to be free, but what is true freedom? The poem came to me quickly one night during an online writing session with friends. The prompt was: She Flew. First, I began to write and did not lay down my pen until the […]
People: What We Have in Common
We should celebrate our differences as people. God made us each unique individuals with our own talents and abilities.
Tears, Hard Conversations and Joy
Tears don’t usually come easy for me. I don’t always show the emotion, though sometimes tears well up in my eyes. Most of the time they disperse quickly and the feeling is gone. Sometimes they come pouring out but not for long. I’ve told […]