Isn't this cake beautiful? The young woman who made it took hours to handcraft each butterfly. She is constantly blessing others with her gift of hospitality. Whether it's a cake, a dinner party or a breakfast for five-hundred, this young lady makes sure that every little detail is perfect so that people feel special. 1 … Continue reading What’s in Your Hand?
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. (Galatians 6:9) You stand in a sanctuary in which the presence of God is so thick that you can almost reach out and touch it. As you lift … Continue reading Press On
It was dark. The wind blew fiercely across the water and waves tumbled and crashed in the inky blackness. Higher and higher they rose as the night wore on. In the middle of the sea, a fishing boat struggled. Despite the weather, the little boat did not turn around. Although all the other little boats … Continue reading Lessons From a Little Fishing Boat
The little girl threw herself on the sidewalk, screaming. "NOOOOOOOOOOO! Stay outside! Say hi to doggie!" "Sweetie, it's time to go inside," the harried mother said with forced calmness as she bounced her fussy seven-month old on her hip. Teething and tantrums - it wasn't even 9 a.m. and already it was proving to be … Continue reading Seeing Beyond Today
I stayed up late writing a blog post for today. It was pretty funny, if I do say so myself. But this morning, as I was reading my Bible, God spoke something entirely different to me. So .... change of plans. I want you to picture Abraham. His hair is grey - perhaps he's slightly … Continue reading Looking to the Future
The car pulled to a stop in front of the hospital entrance. A panicked young woman got out and unbuckled her three-year old son from his car seat. Although I couldn't see inside, I pictured her fingers fumbling, shaking, as she tried to free him from the straps. It seemed like an eternity before she … Continue reading
Isn't this diamond gorgeous? If you could pluck it out of the photo, hold it in your hand, and turn it all around so you could see it from every angle, the diamond would still be dazzling. Every facet of this gem shines and sparkles. Now I want to show you another diamond. This one … Continue reading The Gem
My husband works as a cleaner at a local hospital. It's not a glamorous job. But it's an important job. And he gives it his all. Many of the other hospital staff have told my husband that he is one of the hardest workers that they have seen. As I'm sure you can probably tell … Continue reading You Matter!
Have you ever met an "ideas person"? I'm talking about those individuals who get really excited about their ideas but, when push comes to shove, they have a hard time translating those ideas into action. If you've never met one of those people before, allow me to introduce myself. I LOVE to dream! Little dreams, … Continue reading Where the Rubber Hits the Road
Blood from her torn ears dripped onto the woman’s clothing. She clenched her teeth, trying not to give into the urge to cry. The pain was excruciating. But the only way to remove her earrings was to tear them from her flesh. So, like the other men and women around her, she ripped them out … Continue reading The Calf and Its Aftermath – Part 2