Devotionals

Stop Holding On

One month ago an evening filled my heart with every kind of emotion. At the age of 90 my sweet grandmother lay on a hospital bed in her living room, preparing to enter into Heaven.  Her aged body looked so beautiful.  Her face so soft and almost youthful.  Such love surrounded her as family members… Read More Stop Holding On

Devotionals

Car Starters

The bible tells us that even having faith as small as a mustard seed is enough to move a mountain! (paraphrased from Matthew 17:20) That’s crazy. It also goes on to say “nothing will be impossible for God.” So then, why do we limit what we can do in God? Trust me when I say… Read More Car Starters

Devotionals

The Wife Was Right

Let me first say that I love spring! I see all our melting snow and flowers starting to pop through the ground. In most parts of the world they’re probably blooming already. But here, they most likely have another couple weeks before we start seeing buds. I love seeing the waterfalls this time of year.… Read More The Wife Was Right

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Getting Disciplined

This morning I had to do what every parent inevitably would prefer never to do, but always must at some point or another: discipline my child. It wasn’t anything big, just a small word to let him know that what he was doing was wrong. I thought it was actually quite gentle actually. He was… Read More Getting Disciplined

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Northern Lights

Tonight I went out to see if I could see the Aurora Borealis, or more commonly known as the northern lights.  I even was looking at a couple websites and Facebook pages before heading out; to see if there were a place I might be more apt to track them down. While I did find… Read More Northern Lights

Devotionals

My Calendar

  Over the years I have gotten into the habit of keeping a calendar of events. Using various methods of either writing notes, writing in a pocket calendar or most recently putting everything into my phone calendar that is shared with family members. Most of the time the events in my calendar come and go… Read More My Calendar

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Christmas Scarf

The girl was about 11, thin, freckle-faced, hair pulled into a tight pony-tail, with thick bangs. She had worked for months- almost a year on knitting a scarf. She would pull the scarf out here and there and knit a few rows. Then, she would forget about the scarf, only to work on it a… Read More Christmas Scarf

Devotionals

When America Turns Gray

When I was a child, the difference between right and wrong seemed clear to me.  Swearing, cheating, lying, being mean to others was wrong.  Being loving, generous, and truthful was right.  Life and how it was supposed to be lived seemed to be black and white – there were definite, finite lines. This 2016 election… Read More When America Turns Gray