The Challenge of Blessings Passed On

“…understanding true joy by being more aware of the gifts inherent in our lives every day.  And in the turning of pages I am thinking of all the many gifts I am given that I simply take for granted……and often don’t even think of as a blessing or a gift.”  (Joanne Miller) I was recentlyContinue reading “The Challenge of Blessings Passed On”

Two Jobs Done Well or Ten Jobs with 10,000 Mistakes

Colossians 3:23, ” Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,” Attending a weekly Bible study, teaching a Sunday School class, acting as PTA President this school year, working on not one, not two, but three huge projects at work, chauffeuring your son to basketballContinue reading “Two Jobs Done Well or Ten Jobs with 10,000 Mistakes”

The Comfort of Physical Touch

Mark 8:22: “They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him.”    About a month ago our littlest one developed croup.  He has not been sick since before his first birthday, so he does not really remember what it feels like to feel bad.  So, from FridayContinue reading “The Comfort of Physical Touch”

Taste Test, Anyone?

Psalm 119:103: “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Some people love salty snacks; others crave “to die for” sweets.  Some hate sweets altogether and prefer only organic, natural fruits and vegetables.  Every one of us was created with unique taste buds and preferences for certain foods andContinue reading “Taste Test, Anyone?”

Is That Something Good I Smell?

Philippians 4:18: “…They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.” What is enjoyable for one person to smell may be a turnoff for someone else.  I personally enjoy the smell of brewing coffee, salt mixed with sand at the beach, anything over 100 calories with chocolate in it baking in the oven,Continue reading “Is That Something Good I Smell?”