Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.Matthew 5:4 When was the last time you mourned over someone or something? There are days my heart is heavy over the things I see in this world--in politics, in the church, or in our country. I have mourned over the death of family members and … Continue reading Joy Comes in the Mourning
Do you ever find the Bible difficult to read or understand? I think most of us could answer this with a 'yes'. The Bible was written over a span of 1500 years by Jewish men who lived in a Jewish culture and spoke Hebrew, Aramaic, and sometimes Greek. No wonder we can have trouble. The … Continue reading The Aleph and Bet of Christianity
My German shepherd was starving to death, and we didn’t know what to do. Sophie got twelve, yes 12 cups of food a day and at a year old, she was only forty pounds. After many tests, the vet diagnosed her with a pancreatic problem, called EPI, which kept her from digesting her food. As … Continue reading Are you thriving or just getting by?
How do you feed your soul? I just returned from a Christian writers conference in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It was an exhausting, yet exhilarating five days. This conference was a time for making new friends and catching up with old ones. But, it also fed me. This conference fed me spiritually, … Continue reading A Feast of Words and a Free book
I admit at times I am too passionate about Bible study. The last thing I want to do is turn people off towards opening their Bibles. But, I see a trend in churches, (especially those that are not Southern Baptist; I am not Southern Baptist but they are known for their deep love of Bible … Continue reading Does Anyone Read the Bible anymore?
A few years ago, my doctor did some genetic testing to find out why certain things were happening inside me. It was nothing serious but could become a problem if not stopped. In addition to finding out about a few enzymes I was missing, I also found out I am 71% Irish/English. My great-grandfather came … Continue reading The Gift of Gab
The cold crisp air took my breath away as we climbed higher and higher. The white caps, blue water, and evergreens made my pictures look as though I was a professional photographer. The view from my camera warmed my heart as I thanked my Creator for the landscape. As my finger … Continue reading The Mountains
Fellow blogger Carole Sparks wrote "Sabbathing: Is that a word?" on her blog Not About Me. She brought up a lot of good points in that post as well as her follow up post. You can read it here. As I read her post, it made me think of my time in Israel and celebrating a Shabbat … Continue reading Living out the Sabbath (Shabbat)