The Kink In Our Armor

Last week, I said I would share with you how God is giving me victory over my stubborn mental block and erratic emotional state. That is, how He is replacing my yucky feelings with expectation and hope. I hesitate to attempt to raise a victory banner over my screwed-up thought life. The truth is spiritual … Continue reading

Miracle Moments: From the Crib to the Cross to the Parking Lot

The other day, on YouTube I watched an interview with Jim Caviezel, the actor who played Jesus in The Passion of the Christ. Over the past 50 years, I’ve heard great testimonies, too numerous to count. But this one is by far the most powerful I’ve ever heard. This moving account of the actor’s involvement in the … Continue reading

Where Newness Never Ends

I know a place where newness never ends. A place where joy abides and splashes of hope reign. A place where the Great I Am meshes with the needy.    Have you ever wondered why God calls Himself the Great I Am? He could just as appropriately have named Himself I Was There or Grace … Continue reading

7 Characteristics of a Perfect Church

Now that I have your attention, let’s reason together. We all know there is no such thing as a perfect church. At least, not this side of Heaven. Biblically speaking, the Christian church is the body of Christ made up of believers from around the world. Imperfect people, like you and me. However, let’s reflect … Continue reading

The Light at the End of the Tunnel of LIfe

Life is like a tunnel, a passageway through which God takes us from conception to our last breath. At times, the tunnel is spacious, allowing us the freedom to soar and explore the world around us. All the while, the light at the end of the tunnel shines brightly, lighting our path with hope. However, there are … Continue reading

Finding Joy, Regarless of our Circumstances – Crumbs

“One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a to do list every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day.” Jean De La Fontaine “When introverts go to church, we crave sanctuary in every sense of the word, as we flee … Continue reading

Summer Fruit ‘n Pasta Salad

I don’t make pasta salads very often, but I really liked this one. The fruit  adds a nice touch.  It’s a  recipe from Taste of Home Everyday Light Meals. I recently served it at a neighborhood cook-out and it makes a lot, so adjust accordingly. You might want to try it as a side dish with Easter dinner.       … Continue reading

9-11, A Day in Infamy – Pt. 3 Out of the Ashes

                                                                          On Sunday, the tenth anniversary of 9-11, the families of the fallen are invited to visit the Ground Zero Memorial. Undisturbed by tourists, they’re able to stroll among the white oak trees. They’re free to reflect on their loss as the fountains flow into the footprints of the Twin Towers. Anthoula Katsimatides’ brother John … Continue reading

Raisin Scones – A Lofty Thought

  In honor of the royal wedding last week, here’s a recipe for Raisin Scones. Actually, a friend sent it to me in a birthday card. I was born on Mother’s Day!  If you’re a Mom, I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day with lots of love around you, and perhaps a day of … Continue reading

Chocolate Bread – Positive Faith Overcomes Limitations

Valentine’s Day, hearts and lace, roses and chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Here’s a recipe to add to your personal file on chocolate. It came from Pauline, next-door neighbor to my mother-in-law. It’s delicious. But then, have you ever met a chocolate you didn’t love?         Chocolate Bread 1 cup butter or margarine 2 cups sugar 5 … Continue reading