Count your blessings, name them one by one, Count your blessings, see what God has done! Do you recognize the lyrics to this old gospel song? This is one I grew up on and will probably be singing all day just because I type the lyrics here. But, that is not such a bad thing, … Continue reading Count your blessings
Last week, I was waiting for someone to die. It sounds horrible, I know, but it’s true. While I kept on a happy face entertaining and teaching my students each day, while I came home and cared for and loved my children, while cleaned the clutter around the house, someone I love was lying in … Continue reading Do I trust God to bless me?
"What a blessing!” “We are so blessed.” “Bless your heart.” I live in the South so of course I had to throw that last one in. But the truth of the matter is that we throw these cliches around many times, and I wonder if we even know what we are saying… What is a … Continue reading What a blessing…
No, this is not a blog about working out! Though that might be a good idea because I could use some pointers - like how to get off the couch… Well, I guess I am not the person for that type of blog, but we are going to talk about strength and endurance today. At … Continue reading Working Out Your Faith
I love fruit. I could eat it all day long - guilt free, might I add - and there aren’t too many fruits I don’t like. Sweet and juicy, refreshing. Fruit is definitely one of God’s gifts to us (I can only imagine how good it tasted in the Garden). But I do not like … Continue reading practice bearing good fruit
When I was a little girl, I loved to play with Barbies. I can remember one of my best friends and I must have played with Barbies for hours and hours. And when I played with Barbies, my Barbies always played out the same story line. Barbie met her husband, got married, became a school … Continue reading Practice Walking
Have you been thinking about pragmatic practices to work on this year? If not or if you don’t know what I am talking about, you may want to begin by reading last week’s blog post here. But for those of you who are up to speed, how is it going? Have you been practicing? I … Continue reading Pragmatic Pair to Practice
It’s that time of year again... You know what I am talking about... Today is the first day of your New Year’s Resolution. Yes, that awe inspiring goal you set that is sure to make you a much better person by this time next year. Maybe you have set out to lose 20 pounds, cut … Continue reading Rethinking the Resolution
I have seen a lot of gift giving guides out there this season. I have seen guides that are trying to make shopping and organization easier. I have seen guides that are giving ideas for different age groups. I have seen all kinds of different guides. And let’s be honest. Gift giving is one of … Continue reading How to Give like the Magi.
I am dealing with some doubt in my life right now. I am doubting many things that I was so sure of before. I know it is the devil getting to me, but he is a sneaky little joker and I let him slide right in. I was praying about my doubt, asking God to … Continue reading Driving Away Doubt