Invitations: Jose and the Woman at the Ice Machine

6:30 a.m. and I’m patiently waiting. The lady in the apple green box she thinks is a car is slowing me down. It’s my turn to fill the coolers for work. But she’s filling more than one cooler, with tears and a frown. “Cry later, lady.” I think to myself. She yells at her kidContinue reading “Invitations: Jose and the Woman at the Ice Machine”

LOVE Helps Us Stand

In my pursuit to know God better, I clearly understand that He will answer prayer. He will give us insight and He will always tell us the truth about ourselves. He will uncover our secret thoughts and lay our weaknesses on the table to examine them with us. He will remind us that those whoContinue reading “LOVE Helps Us Stand”

You’re Qualified by Love

In my dream during the night I was at a school banquet with different people I have known through the past thirty years. I was very glad to see them, but they all seem to have something they were holding on to that kept them from enjoying the banquet set before them. As I wokeContinue reading “You’re Qualified by Love”

A Candle for Christmas

She clung to the six inch candle as Pastor Will read the story of the birth of Christ. Graci was excited to participate in the candlelight ceremony this year. At six years old, she felt like a big girl because her dad told her she was old enough to hold the candle. “You have toContinue reading “A Candle for Christmas”

14 Days of Blessings: Day 11

Today I wish you connection. I don’t know of any other season where the whole world seem to be trying to make connections more than the Christmas season. Families are reconnecting. Friends who haven’t been in touch for a while get together to celebrate. When Mary found out she was carrying the promised child, sheContinue reading “14 Days of Blessings: Day 11”

14 Days of Blessings: Day 8

Today I wish you laughter. Have you had a good belly laugh lately? If not, I suggest viewing the video below. Remember that a merry heart does good like a medicine (Proverbs 17:22).  

14 Days of Blessings: Day 7

Today I wish you resurrection. The beauty of this season is the hope that the end of something is approaching and we have something new to look forward to. That is resurrection. This year may have been extremely challenging for you, but we have this hope…He who began a good work in us is faithfulContinue reading “14 Days of Blessings: Day 7”

14 Days of Blessings: Day 4

Today I wish you Light. There are days when we find ourselves in a dark place or at least threatened by a dark cloud that hovers in the distance. We don’t have to be overtaken by the darkness. Jesus brought light with Him when He came to earth. He is the Light we need. TheContinue reading “14 Days of Blessings: Day 4”

14 Days of Blessings: Day 1

Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! People in my town appear to be frantically shopping for the perfect gift while I am trying very hard not to ignore the season this year.  I want more than streets lined with colored lights, beautifully decorated trees, and carefully wrapped packages. I want to see wounded hearts mended.Continue reading “14 Days of Blessings: Day 1”

My Future of Hope

Today is another step on my journey To where and who I am destined to be. I see hope in my future days. Each one is filled with praise. I am thankful for the past years. I have no regrets or fears. I’m on course with the Father’s plans. My life is in His hands.Continue reading “My Future of Hope”