I recently met Bailey, a rescued dog who was getting adjusted to her new home. Oh those eyes! They were filled with questions, anxiety, and hope. You could see she just wanted to be loved and know she wasn't alone. We can probably all relate to that, don't you think? We have separation anxiety with … Continue reading We’re All Rescues
"Righteousness" was always a word that confused me. It stirred feelings of being uncomfortable, that someone was better than everyone else if they were righteous. The dictionary defines righteous as 1) characterized by uprightness or morality, 2) morally right or justifiable, and 3) acting in an upright, moral way; virtuous. The Bible tells us these … Continue reading Righteous Living…What Is That Anyway?
We've been dealing with some ants this month. It seems like just when I think they're gone they are back. I celebrate having beaten this annoyance aaaannnd then it is like they are laughing in my face. Sigh! It seems like this sometimes in life don't you think? We overcome a struggle, think it is … Continue reading Your Battles Have Been Won
Fill in the blanks. "Ready, set, _____!" "Up, up, and ______!" "Luke, I am your ______." How did you do? Most likely you said, "...go", "...away", and "...father." There are so many other examples of sayings we know by heart. Maybe you have a song you know every single word to and could sing it … Continue reading Look At Love Differently
What feelings are generated at the thought of kneeling? Maybe it is pain or discomfort. Maybe it is the worry that you won't be able to get back up again. Maybe it brings back memories of kneeling to be at closer eye level with someone or something. When you think of kneeling in the context … Continue reading Relief On Our Knees
This past Monday was Memorial Day. We had been having a beautiful weekend weather wise and enjoying time with family and friends. Come Monday morning I was up early before everyone else, feeling rested and ready to enjoy another beautiful day. I made my way into the kitchen and opened the window by the sink … Continue reading Taking My Eye Off of the Timer
Recently I was reading a story in the book of Mark that I have read many times. This time, however, something struck me differently. The story is in Mark 10:46-52 and tells of a man, Bartimaeus, who is blind. "Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were … Continue reading What DO We Want?
I love trees and always have! There have been times I've just sat there in awe of what I was seeing. How strong, how unique they are! The ones that capture my attention most are the ones that you have to wonder how they made it. You know what I mean. The ones that are … Continue reading Beautiful Crookedness
I was recently enjoying a sunny day when I started thinking about the shadows I cast with my life. Every created person and thing in this world can cast a shadow. Just three ingredients are needed: a person or object, a source of light, and perspective. I am the person in the ingredient list but … Continue reading What Shadow Do I Cast?
I have come to realize that I have been unusually blessed with memories and real relationships with all four of my great-grandmas and special relationships with my grandparents. My great-grandmas lived to be 92, 95, 98, and 101 1/2. I spent nights with one, played lots of Yahtzee with another, was amazed how one could … Continue reading Thank You For My Past