Getting a Grip (Small things can make a big difference!)

I’m not obsessing or anything, but I am loving what a difference drawer pulls and cabinet knobs can make! It’s such an easy way to update furniture, and now they’re easier than ever to find! It all started for me when my daughter and son-in-law bought a new house and I walked into the gorgeous…

Turn your pain into someone else’s hope

Sometimes when I step into church I feel like I’m attending a masquerade. A place full of perfect people hiding behind masks. Masks that cover their insecurities, their imperfections, their heartaches, their struggles, and their pain. People who would never dare to put that mask down and admit that life is less than perfect. That…

HOPE

“Plunging deeper into faith can mean swimming in some choppy waters. Our fallen world is filled with storms and difficulties. But deepening discipleship involves a deepening of our commitment to the Lord regardless of circumstances or comfort.” “Our focal verse is Job’s affirmation that his decision was not based on circumstances.  He would follow the…

Scripture Challenge: 2 SAMUEL — “Not for the Faint of Heart”

Murder, war, adultery, rape, and betrayal.  Sounds like a television show… One that I wouldn’t want to watch because it would probably be rated “R”, yet here I am, reading through the book of 2 Samuel, and I am a bit overwhelmed at the gory details. Most of the time when we study the life…

I Like it Better When You’re Nice

I am not even tempted to use foul language. Commonly used words that are not even considered curse words (like stupid or crap) are offensive to me, but just because I choose to eliminate certain words from my vocabulary doesn’t mean that I’m exempt from the implication of this passage. They say that confession is…

What To Do With All That Zucchini…?

Thanks to my daughter-in-law’s sweet grandfather (who is 86 years old and keeps a GIANT garden!), I inherited this GYNORMOUS ZUCCHINI!  It measured a whopping 16 inches tall, and was about 6 inches across!  I happen to love fresh garden vegetables, and zucchini is one of those that I typically prefer just steamed or stir-fried,…