Apple Pickin’

“Thus by their fruit you will recognize them.” Matthew 7:20 NIV       Apples have gotten a bad rap…biblically speaking, that is.   THE very first sin had to do with an apple. Well, not really an apple, in fact the actual type of fruit is unknown, but somehow the “forbidden fruit” that ol’ […]

God, Don’t Give Me Strength!

The Sovereign Lord is my strength. – Habakkuk 3:19 NIV And so it begins…   For the next six weeks we’ll work and plan and busy ourselves to exhaustion.   Our home, family, and life will display perfection of the highest order. Turkeys, Christmas lights, and shopping sprees signal lofty expectations we’ll have of ourselves […]


    It’s not a very dynamic picture, is it?  The colors are dull and gray and no real wow factor to write home about.   This was the last picture I took during a morning of walking and talking with friends, and shooting the beauty of the Pacific Ocean.   As I turned from […]

The Art of Standing on Your Mountaintop

“When things were going great I crowed, “I’ve got it made … He made me king of the mountain.”’ – Psalm 30:6 (MSG)   How are you?   It’s a question my old psychology professor said one should ask with caution, but I’m curious.   How are you?   I’d guess some of you would […]

All Hail The Mamas!

“She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:26 NIV         This is a shout out to all the mothers out there. Whether you have youngins at your feet, angry teenagers closed up in their room, young adults making their way, or grown adults with their own families…you […]