Category: Truth from Scripture

My Tattoos Are Scars

It’s not uncommon these days for a woman (even my age!) to get a tattoo. Often they carry a significant meaning; not always just a fashion statement or mid-life crisis, these permanent scars become more of a visible statement of the person bearing their mark. Confession: I don’t personally have a tattoo carved on my body… …but…

Billy Graham’s Perspective on PEACE

Scripture is the number one source of TRUTH.  Period. I often read devotionals–online and written ones to help encourage my spiritual journey, and am very cautious about who I listen to–and Billy Graham is one that I trust.  His life-long legacy of living and preaching God’s Word is a testimony of faithfulness and godliness. The newest…

Summer of Cedar

It’s only my personal opinion, but cedar trees are not the most beautiful of trees… My husband-with-a-memory-bank-that-never-runs-out is stashed with all kinds of treasure.  He has been trying to teach me to recognize different types of trees for a long time, but is especially persistent on this adventure to the lake.  It is just beyond…

Happiness is Highly Overrated

Or so it seems. The very definition of happiness can be elusive, so why do we think our pursuit will end in anything other than a temporary feeling? Maybe we should consider the vastness of this chasm: To one, the idea of happiness is found only in the absence of trouble… …while another sees it…

Wedding Fail

The groomsmen’s tuxes were too long, too short, too tight.  [They all deserved it, after kidnapping the groom and driving him around in the trunk of a car the night before!] The hairdresser took twice as long as expected. The green flowers were supposed to be white. The white snow meant no-shows. Grandparents showed up…

How Do You “Pray Without Ceasing?”

Jan Johnson, Enjoying the Presence of God, says it this way: “The more we welcome God into our thoughts and conversations, the more we desire His presence everywhere–even in the strenuous mental or physical activity.  We alternate between focusing on God and focusing on a task until they blend together.  Our conversations and actions can become…

Calm in the Chaos–“I Shall Not Be Moved!”

Live Simply.  It’s easier said than done, isn’t it?  My heart is willing, but when life just gets a little complicated, it does get harder to keep it all in perspective: Trying to focus on what I need to do today… It’s not always easy to do on those days when you feel like there aren’t…