Gulls swoop and wheel in the air, screeching loudly. Two men grunt as they pull in a large net from the water. Slimy fish flop frantically inside the mesh, sides heaving and scales glinting. One of the men looks up for a moment to watch the gulls. He sucks in a deep breath of the tangy sea air before saying, “Good catch 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
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!
The auditorium was filled with clusters of balloons—cheerfully bobbing bursts of colour. A band was playing, and people clapped and swayed to the toe-tapping beat. Some were dancing. The atmosphere was one of celebration. This was no ordinary party, however. This was a funeral. Yes, you read that correctly. A funeral. Before her death, the … Continue reading The Cleaning Lady
Thousands of people have gathered on a grassy hillside. The sun is beating down, and if it wasn’t for the breeze off the lake, the heat would be completely unbearable. Off to the side, a group of children play. Many have come a long way, wearily plodding for miles through town after town, down dusty … Continue reading Goldfish Cracker Crumbs – They’re All I Have to Give
Do you ever feel like you'll never be "good enough" to do anything worthwhile for the Lord? I feel that way all the time. Recently, God has challenged me to step out and to use my talents and gifts for Him. My response? "But Lord, who am I? I yell at my husband, cry at the drop of a … Continue reading Do You Have to be Perfect in Order to Serve God?
For you are God's workmanship, made new in Christ Jesus to do the good works that God prepared for you long ago. (Eph. 2:10) Last week, I met a friend for coffee and had the most refreshing talk about parenting. Our children are about a week apart in age. Several other babies were born in … Continue reading Breaking the Mould