Merry Christmas!

  May the promise of salvation and the assurance of eternal life born through God’s gracious gift of Jesus fill you with joy, peace, and HOPE this Christmas.    We’ll see you after the holidays with even more HOPE for the road.  May God bless you all! In hope and love, Raye & Renae

Ruining Christmas

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. – John 3:17 NIV It was the same thing year after year.   My little sister and I would get up early on Christmas morning to sneak a peek at the gifts under the tree, […]

Shopping Cart and Unicorns

“But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.” Psalm 5:11     Ihad been to lunch with my Mom.  The restaurant was on the opposite side of a strip-mall from Target.  I needed […]

Battle Ready

“The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” – Psalm 18:2 KJV What does it mean to be battle ready?  How do we prepare when it’s uncertain where, or when the […]

Prayer…Why Bother?

“In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” Psalm 5:3 Why do I bother with prayer?  Does it really make a difference?  Does it even matter? Have you asked these questions? If you’re reluctant to answer “yes”, may I cut in front […]

When Thoughts are Scattered

“Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus.” – Hebrews 3:1 Scattered thoughts are common, especially this time of year when we have so many commitments, activities, and preparations to make.  Most days I feel like a human pinball bouncing from task to task, and thought to thought trying […]

To Clean or Not To Clean

“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great his is love for those who fear him.” Psalm 103: 11   It is our turn to host my side of the family’s Christmas Eve festivities.  We’re talking upwards of 35+ people for dinner. You know what that means–planning, prepping, decorating, cooking–the list […]

Trust Starts With Pizza Crust

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” – Luke 16:10 So often I find profound reminders of God’s character and truth in the midst of my everyday life.  I’m always amazed how he takes the smallest […]