Breaking up the Unplowed Ground

It's been a long goodbye this week.  I've had to say goodbye to loved ones traveling cross-country to start a new chapter of life in a new place.  It's been a bittersweet separation these past few days. My emotions range from being hopeful, happy, excited and then sad and lonely all at once.  Then there's [...]

Spreading the Kingdom

Today I’m sharing a piece that I wrote last August.  I believe it’s a timely message for today too!  I hope you find some inspiration and truth in this post.  Blessings to all…

Pens and Journals

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So I was reading the Lord’s prayer today.  You know the one that Jesus taught his disciples.

“This, then, is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…

Then I stopped.  What caught my attention is the part that says ‘your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven’.

If Christians throughout history have prayed those words and we have prayed those words, you wouldn’t know it by the headlines.  I don’t see it in the news.  If his kingdom is coming and his will, at this time in history, is being done where is it?

I see war, talk of more war, prejudice, hate, violence, heartache, shootings, looting, abuse and the repeat button gets pushed daily.

Our Prince of Peace, more than likely, is weeping…

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Sometimes We Need To Go Back Before We Can Move Forward

We had a large lilac bush behind my childhood home.  Every spring when I fill a vase with lilacs, their fragrance transports my thoughts back to that house where many special memories were made. Memories.  We all have them.  Some good, some not so good but they're stored somewhere deep within our brains.  Just like [...]

When Ink Drips and Camera Clicks

I put my pen to journal and begin to write, I see an oriole outside my window and I grab my camera.  I click to capture the moment and return to my writing. With my mind and emotions wrapped up in so much lately, I finally feel my soul return to its rightful place. The [...]

And Then He Speaks Peace

It had been a rough few days. They were cowering behind locked doors. They couldn't wrap their minds around what happened. Broken hearts. Trying to comprehend. But it was incomprehensible. Afraid. Afraid to move. Afraid of the future. Afraid to hope again. Then he came. The one they followed. Their leader. He could have said: [...]

When Light Meets The Dark

It was that time again--time to travel the 160 miles to the medical center for my husband's cancer check-up with his oncologist/hematologist. We left yesterday morning while it was still dark. The darkness of uncertainty always covers us as we travel east for his appointments but the sun coming up yesterday was a reminder that [...]

Do what you love, love what you do and always remember why you do it

When I was younger, I always dreamed of writing.  I couldn't deny the desire that I had to put pen to paper.  I filled many journals and as my faith grew so did the desire. Writing isn't something that I picked.  It picked me. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the [...]