Tag: Bible

Throwing in the Towel is Not an Option

I am a wife.  A mom.  A nana. Sister, daughter, friend, barber, cook, dishwasher, housecleaner, writer, leader, teacher, baby-sitter– clothes washing, bill paying, record keeping, dog bathing, shopping ninja… And that was just today.  Tomorrow is another story. And there are those days, I admit, that I am tempted to throw in the towel. But…

The Gift of Forgiveness

Hear me out. Seriously.  I know you don’t want to hear it, but it’s for your own good. For my own good. We must forgive. NOTHING— n.o.t.h.i.n.g. can replace the this simple act that can bring complete freedom. The tangled web that begins with a tiny thread of unforgiveness turns into a giant web of bitterness and…

What Are You Looking For?

What is it that you’re looking for? Is it purpose?  Success?  Position? Or maybe it’s a person.  The perfect date.  The perfect spouse. The perfect children. We spend much of our life pining away for something we don’t have or for the next new gadget that comes along.  I have an incredible husband.  Four wonderful…

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…

The Low-Down on Prayer

HERE IT IS: Prayer is ESSENTIAL. HERE’S WHAT IT’S NOT: A token of appreciation. A “go-to” when we’re desperate. A “wish list” of our wants. A poetic gesture with magical consequences. IF IT IS ESSENTIAL, then why does it often feel like an anomaly? anomaly [uh–nom–uh-lee]: “An odd, peculiar, or strange condition, situation, quality, etc.” [dictionary.com] It doesn’t…

The Proverbial Problem–Scripture Challenge: Proverbs

I love the book of Proverbs. I really do, BUT… I have a little question I’ve been asking myself. Why in the world does the writer choose to the female imperative when referring to WISDOM? I have never claimed to be a “wise guy”, and don’t want to start now, but I’m not sure that…

My Love for Words

I’m guessing that I got it from my sweet mother… she’s an avid reader and the champion Scrabble player in our family, and now we’re addicted to Words with Friends.  She’s retired now, but her former occupation as a proof-reader definitely gives her an advantage! 😉 (Love you, Mom!) The written word has changed course, and…