Give Yourself Some Grace–He Does!

“For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.” Romans 11:29   The other day I was like butter. Not the sappy, happy reference to butter; but the burning, splattering kind of butter. The kind when you have every intention of melting it slowly and uniformly in a microwave but you rush the job and it […]

This Is Where It Begins

 “Go and make right what is wrong between you and him. Then come back and give your gift.” Matthew 5:24   It’s roughly 590 miles from Bryce Canyon, Utah to San Diego, CA. Driving time, about 10 hours, give or take. Words said in that time and distance—none! Well, maybe one or two about lunch […]

Tempest in a Teapot

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.  1 Peter 3:3-4 NIV Tempers. They can get the best of us sometimes, can’t they? Have you ever had a situation […]

A Remedy for Anger

“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” – Proverbs 19:11 ESV Anger is one of those emotions we’d rather not talk about.   There’s no good side to anger. Sure, there’s righteous anger where an injustice  may prompt us to take up a cause or pursue […]

What Consumes You?

“and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”  Ephesians 3:19 ESV   Teriyaki.  Definitely, teriyaki.   It’s the family’s favorite.   If the chicken doldrums kick in, or the steak is a cheaper cut, I know exactly what to do to the […]