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 […]
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.
Mistakes: We All Make Them
On Day 9 of the Five Minute Friday #10daywritingchallenge, the prompt was the word, mistake. I am just now writing about it. Everyone has made a mistake or two in their lifetime, right? Actually, we’ve all probably made tons of mistakes. No one is exempt, […]
Plan: Routine or Go Without Planning?
Do you have a plan for your days or weeks? I don’t usually make many plans, but my mornings do follow a similar pattern. My Morning Routine When I first wake up I check emails, weather and a couple of other things on my […]
Yarn: Fun, Tangles and Lessons Learned
The rest of the yarn was in the worst tangle I had ever seen. I wish I had a picture to show you. It was a mess – attached to the cone on one end, the unfinished hat on the other end and what seemed like another tangle leading out from the middle.
Simplicity: One Word Thoughts
SIMPLICITY IS MY GOAL For many people, January is the time for setting goals for the new year. Some like to choose one word to focus on rather than set lots of goals. For the past several years, I have joined the #oneword movement […]
Birth and Death, New Life Ahead
BIRTH AND DEATH Birth and death, the beginning and the end ———– Or is it? Many years ago, Jesus was born in Bethlehem to a virgin named Mary. Joseph, the poor carpenter was his adopted father. His birth was a miracle and a big […]