Last week’s blog referenced Luke 17:4 when Jesus was teaching his disciples about forgiveness. They asked him to increase their faith in order for them to do what He asked. I felt a little stab in the heart when I read that verse. I’ve struggled a bit with forgiveness in my past. I’ve wrestled about […]
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Last week we did a little digging into Jesus’ command to his disciples to be the salt of the earth. This week I want to think about the rest of that teaching- Matthew 5:14 (NIV) “You are the light of the world.” I’ve loved lighthouses ever since I first saw them. I grew up within
I did a lot of baking over the holidays. Mostly cookies, some candy and a fruitcake (a really delicious recipe handed down through 3 generations!) As I was working my way through each recipe, I realized they all contained salt. Some had baking powder, some baking soda, but always salt. It reminded me of the
I’m not big on making New Year’s resolutions. I can only think of one that has been a goal of mine for as long as I can remember- learning to play the piano. It’s not an every-year resolution. But some years I think “this will be the year I learn to play.”
My new favorite Christmas song this year is “Noel” by Chris Tomlin and sung by Lauren Daigle. It reminds me of “O Come O Come Emmanuel” which was my favorite growing up. They both have a certain haunting sound. Both songs make me think about the absolutely amazing process God used to bring about our
The young man climbed aboard the bus to make his way to work. He chose a seat by the window. He was thankful for his job, even though it was temporary seasonal work. Hopefully it would turn into something permanent. He was a great employee. Always on time, and never missed a day of work.
My husband likes to listen to sports talk radio. I don’t really enjoy it, but on our Monday morning Go-To-Costco dates, he likes to catch up on all things NFL related. Now I’m a football fan, but it sort of drives me crazy that every time a player does something wrong or goofy, their main
When I first began studying the Bible, I was surprised that it was OK to question. I was more of the persuasion that I would hear God’s Word in a sermon, or read something, and then not give it much thought other than its “Gospel truth.” End of discussion. Wrong. Students of all ages are
I’m not sure who the pundits are speaking to when they claim that starting a blog is easy. “Start a Blog in 20 Minutes,” they say- “3 steps to Start a Blog”, etc. It hasn’t been easy, but at least I’ve learned a lot! One important step in the whole process is deciding on the