At The Core

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1   Spring arrives this week! What a wonderful time of the year. The earth is warming up and she begins her wonderful display of life.   I potted a Wisteria tree a few years back and brought it […]


 “But in my distress, I cried out to the Lord; yes, I prayed to my God for help. He heard me from his sanctuary; my cry to him reached his ears.”  Psalm 18:5 NLT   How do you stay connected to those you know?   In this social-media, ever present, lightning fast world—how do you […]

Pinterest Worthy

“Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Matthew 22:37   I am way behind the times.   And maybe some of you are with me.   Pinterest?   Up until about a year ago, I had no idea what it was.  […]

Autumn Glory: 8 Ways to Focus on God this Fall

He changes times and seasons – Daniel 2:21 NIV I love autumn. It’s my favorite time of year. Growing up in Central New York, I had the privilege of witnessing wide open landscapes of blazing orange, yellow, and red leaves that filled your senses with splendor. Chilly nights, lakeside bonfires, and warm apple fritters heralded […]

He Actually Prayed for Us!

  Did you know that Jesus prayed to his father specifically for YOU?   I didn’t either!   Well, I sort of did—probably like you, but really didn’t key in on it…until a few days ago.   The other morning I was reading in the book of John and saw a verse in a completely […]

A Thought on Thoughts

I have stretched out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, according to their own thoughts. Isaiah 65:2 NKJV We were designed to consider, reflect, ruminate, speculate, and contemplate. We have the ability to ponder the deep, meditate the lofty, or dream of the […]

The Life-Sucking Game of the Enemy

“I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.” – 1 Corinthians 7:35 NIV The enemy of our soul loves games. I picture him having a hall closet piled high, like we do, with assorted boxes and […]

Memorial Day

“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 NLT On this day set aside to remember those that have fought and died in the wars for our freedom, we send our gratitude for their great sacrifice.  And to the families left behind, our gratefulness runs just as […]