I have been thinking a lot about grace. Where would we be without the wonderful grace of God? Where would we be without the grace He gives us to enable us to reach out to others when there is hurt? We talk about grace a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Windows, Trees and Worship
Each month Chronic Joy Ministries shares a poetry prompt on their blog. For the month of April the theme was Windows and Trees. I love looking out windows and I love trees, so it was a perfect prompt for me. Gazing Through the […]
Reminders of Hope in Our Lives
No matter what our situation, we can look for reminders of hope throughout our days. Hope is not found in ourselves but in God, our Creator.
Shalom: Finding Peace and Wholeness
Would shalom have shown up more often if I had taken the time to notice the good in each situation? If I had practiced more gratitude?
Mystery and Wonder of Life: Take Time To Pause and Savor
Mystery is the prompt word for Day 7 of the #FiveMinuteFriday #10daywritingchallenge. Rhymezone gives as one of its definitions: something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained One of the first things that came to mind as I thought of the prompt was […]