Be Transformed

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” – Romans 12:2 NIV   “You’re not happy until you find something to beat yourself up about.”   The words had hit me as they hung in the air.  My feelings were hurt, and I wondered how […]


“Oh Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.” Psalm 84:12   As soon as I put the key into the hole, I could tell right away that the box was full.  From years of routine, I have come to know when the open space inside is filled to capacity.  I turned the […]

Ditching Despair

“Arise, let us go.” – Matthew 26:46 NIV   February.  The time of year when resolutions start to fade and the possibility of another chance at “greatness” starts to get fuzzy.   What am I doing?  Where am I going? And why do I feel like the wheels are turning, but the road just isn’t […]

Touch Ups

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.” Isaiah 40:31   Ihate to waste anything.  You can call me frugal (ok…cheap).  I’m very much into repurposing and reusing everyday products as much as possible.  I think it comes from valuing every hard-earned penny I’ve ever made.  And now that the family income […]

My Valentine

“Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.”  – Proverbs 8:34   What do I get the man beyond my dreams?  The one who has filled my undeserving heart so completely.  Do I prepare a special meal, or buy him chocolates? No, they won’t do.  Perhaps […]

Love Is In The Air

“…and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.” 1Corinthians 13:2     Love.  It’s all the rage for this week.  The 14th is quickly approaching—Valentine’s—a day that makes men cringe and women cranky.  Men can’t get it right and women feel disappointed.   Whether you’re in […]

A Tulip Kind of Faith

“Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.” – Psalm 85:11 NIV    I had forgotten how much I loved tulips.  When I was growing up in Central New York, tulips were a welcomed sign that the cover of winter’s snow was coming to an end.  Soon we’d be free from […]

Identity Theft

“Do not love the world or anything in the world.  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”  1John 2:15 Have you heard the ads for companies that help you guard against Identity Theft?  I have.  Of course, they made me think about something.   In my past, I […]