bloom in the chill

To help fight the seasonal blahs which usually hit me in the sunless midwinter, I love to bring a bunch of fresh cut tulips home to brighten my kitchen table.   Last week, as i bought some lovely pink tulips, the florist passed on a wise tip which has stuck with me. She suggested addingContinue reading “bloom in the chill”

to do continues…

Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. – 2 Cor 13:11 I don’t know about you, but when I see a list like this in the Scriptures, I am reminded of my daily to-do list. We are to show our joy, our maturity, our love for one another throughContinue reading “to do continues…”

kingdom come

With every act of love, we bring the kingdom come. -Jason Gray I heard that song lyric for the first time today, and God floored me as I was headed in to work. For years, I have felt guilty or ‘less than’ for not being an evangelist, or walking up to random strangers and proclaimingContinue reading “kingdom come”

there can only be One

There can only be One. We may think that there are more, we may even deceive ourselves that we are it. But what the world screams the loudest is usually fueled by the enemy, the one who tries to counterfeit the Original, isn’t it? At the center of humanity’s inability to get along is theContinue reading “there can only be One”

be kind

There are many kinds of people out there in this world. Not all of them are kind. You too may have brushed up against one, have one in your family, or work with one. Sometimes they don’t know any better, because they have not been shown much kindness in their lives. Sometimes they know theyContinue reading “be kind”

cry of the broken

You hear the cry of the broken, You hear the cry of the broken, You hear the cry of the broken… You answer the cry of the broken, You answer the cry of the broken, You answer the cry of the broken… –Darlene Zschech, Your Name/Cry of the Broken Feeling broken? These past few daysContinue reading “cry of the broken”

caught in the headlights

The other day, someone was speaking highly about a skill I have while I was in the room, and I felt uncomfortable. I felt awkwardly caught in the headlights! The issue wasn’t that I had overheard, because the person knew I was there. The real issue? I am not used to praise and compliments, especially inContinue reading “caught in the headlights”

when you are far from Home: 3 tips to help you through

Like Mary, Joseph & Jesus, you too may feel far from home…. in a strange city, foreign country or in an awkward family gathering. You too may be longing for the familiar surroundings or faces you are missing. If you too feel far from home right now, here are a few tips to help youContinue reading “when you are far from Home: 3 tips to help you through”

how great is Your love?

How great is Your love for me, Lord? If I went to the unknown depths of the ocean bottom, I’d find You there. If I flew my way across the universe, You would welcome me everywhere I went. If I hid under the covers, in the crowd or with an alias, You’d still find me,Continue reading “how great is Your love?”