Throwing off and Putting on

We traveled north down some winding roads.  There was a spectacular show going on outside the windows of our vehicle. The beauty of autumn surrounded us. I said, "Isn't it amazing that all this brilliant color is a result of dying"?  My husband nodded. Autumn in its brilliance looks spectacular, beautiful, vibrant, lovely and all [...]

Unplug to Plug in

I made an effort to get up earlier than usual this morning.  It was quiet, still, peaceful. Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.  (Mark 1:35) Just give me an hour with you, Lord.  That was [...]

What not to carry

A friend of mine mentioned to me today that she's done carrying the burdens of others.  She declared, "I'm learning how to put things in their proper place, like taking them off of my shoulders and placing them on a shelf, so to speak." "So you're going to care but not carry?" I asked.  She [...]