As I rummaged through various items in storage, I came across a 10-inch square box that was light as a feather, labeled, “Holly’s veil”. Over 24 years ago, I made my daughter’s wedding veil and after she left home, I boxed it up as most sentimental moms would. A few years ago, I told my […]
I have to confess. All day yesterday, I was burdened by the grief I saw on the faces of folks who lost their loved ones in 9-11. I gave a lot of thought to the people who were riding on the four air-liners. I can’t imagine the horror they went through. As poignant as the […]
Labor. Employment. It’s not a curse on man to work. It is a blessing. As Christians we know that because of Adam’s disobedience and rebellion against God in the Garden of Eden, God sent him and his wife packing from the bliss of perfection. God made that wonderful eutopia and told man to tend it […]
God intricately lives with us each day and guides us in His righteousness for His sake. He weaves a tapestry of goodness of which Christians are a thread to add color and meaning. He has it all figured out. He knows the plans He has for my life as I pick and choose where I go in any given day. He knows where I plan to walk and where I plan to stop and rest. As I make my schedule, He has inked-in divine appointments for me to play a part. He places various people He wants me and, me alone, to show compassion, empathy and encouragment in circumstances I encounter.
We are the aroma of Christ to God. Those of us being saved pour forth a fragrance of the knowledge of Jesus everywhere we go. We cannot help ourselves because He lives within us–just as the fragrance of my lavender lives encased within its stems and buds.
We are building a house. We decided not to do the traditional wood, brick and mortar. We’re using steel. We have steel beams, steel studs, steel roof and steel siding. We are putting together a home that has already been through the fire and poured out to become stronger for it. Our foundation is made […]