Tag: Christian

Breaking & Prayer…

How broken our world is. Tragedy is reality for so many. And for those who watch from afar, do our hearts break?  In our own backyard do we not see how life is no longer precious – if it’s inconvenient. The unplanned pregnancy, the…

Heart Filler…

When I first became a Christian everything about this new life was new to me. I didn’t know much, really anything, about the Bible. I didn’t know Christian songs. I knew little about praying. I certainly didn’t know anything about the Holy Spirit –…

Such a Difference…

As I ponder words – a storm is brewing. Strong – full of wind, rain, lightening – a force for destruction. Will we be in it’s path? What will it reap? Questions swirl like a hurricane’s eye. But time and again over the last…

How to Live…

Heard this recently but not sure who to credit for saying it: “If He thought we worth dying for, isn’t He worth living for?” This is what Christians and non-Christians alike miss daily: living for HIM. Self is such an imposer. Our focus trends…

This is America…

Proud to be an American? If this is a bad thing, why does the whole world still clamor to visit or move here? America isn’t just prosperity – although we have enjoyed that. America isn’t just freedom of religion – though we have enjoyed…

Define Rich…

Ever dream of finding a bag of money or discovering you were left a vast inheritance by a long, lost relative? We live in a crazy world where, by all appearances, money solves all one’s woes. The quest for more doesn’t seem to have…

About Being…

Today’s ‘junk’ mail caught my attention – in bold pink letters it read: The Perfect Life Is In Your Future. At first I rolled my eyes because the flyer was for a Senior Living Workshop. One, I can’t get into the whole senior thing because…

Soul Stamped…

Like many people around the world I get caught up in looking forward to what a New Year will bring, hopeful it will only be good and no stress. There’s a word peculiar to those who call themselves followers of Christ – testimony. Did I…

Wanted…

Ever feel unwanted – unneeded – unnecessary? Breaking news: it’s universal. From the orphan on the streets in slum city, to the aged widow alone and love gone, to the overwhelmed mom trying to keep up. The one out to deceive blinds us to our…

Grace…

     Grace started with a simple gift. A flag made by a happy crafter and given by a gentle friend. I loved it the minute I laid eyes on it. A month or so later the new year was approaching and a friend said ‘Have you…

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