You’ve heard the saying, haven’t you? ”When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Of course there are other variations, such as ”When life gives you lemons, throw them at someone” or ”keep them, because hey, free lemons!”
Well, my husband and I made some proverbial lemonade last week. The ”lemon” that was handed to us […]
A story about a boy and a tree… …and about you and me? And about our heavenly Father, who ‘did not spare His own Son’ and graciously gives us all things. What is our relationship to the Tree? To the God who became man and died on a tree to show the extent of […]
Sun shining; house cozy warm from the heat of the oven, which contains a 12-pound turkey; smell of apple cider and cinnamon candles; husband peeling potatoes and me kneading dough; table set and awaiting guests.
It’s Thanksgiving. Autumn is here – my favorite time of the year!
Having been sent by Yahweh with the command to confront Pharaoh and rescue God’s chosen people, Moses timidly asks the Voice coming from the burning bush, “Who should I tell them sent me?”
God answered Moses: “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent […]
An online Google search of the term “prosperity gospel” brings up mega-church pastors’ names such as Joel Osteen, teachings such as “believe and receive,” and issues like money and self-improvement.
Depending on what you’ve heard about this topic, or what your experiences are, this will exert either an “Amen!” from you at this point, or […]
Came across two pictures in the last few months that I found really cute, and meaningful:
“What do you see when you look in the mirror?”
Not sure I agree 100% with the caption of the bottom picture, since there is Someone Whose perspective is even more […]
What we meant to do was simply pick up a document that his wife was translating for us, necessary for us to register our marriage here in Germany.
What we ended up doing was staying for almost an hour and a half, listening to him tell stories of fleeing the Communists in Czechoslovakia, ending up […]
Finding myself in a bit of a spiritual “rut” lately. I know lots in my head, that I am loved, and that Jesus deserves my praise. And I am not sad, discouraged, defeated…just somehow disengaged. But I read Psalm 95 in my devotions this morning and verse two really stuck out to me:
“Let us […]
I have a number of friends and family members who are heading out on or have just returned from mission trips this summer, and as I hear from them and pray for them, I am reminded of a mission trip I went on during highschool that was deeply impacting for me. I’ve been to Africa […]
They came in a can. I opened the lid, set the can by the window, and added water…a little bit…every other day. After a couple of months they looked like this:
I was thrilled that something was at least growing in my house! My roses, parsley, and lavender have all turned brown and dried […]
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