The Gift ~ part one

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the...

A Little Extra Love

The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. ~ Zephaniah 3:17 God loved on me a little extra last week.  It was one of those weeks that was filled with surprises and excitement, happiness and joy, peace and love. In Indianapolis November 14th for the Colts game. And a birthday.  Last...

God’s Good and Perfect Gifts

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of Lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. ~ James 1:17 njkv This weekend I was in a mood.   You know exactly what I mean when I say this because we have all been there at some point.  It is what I refer to as a funk because I could not shake it no matter how much I prayed, no matter what I did.  I...

Thanks for the Blessing

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God ~ Psalm 42:1 Each May, our church’s women’s ministry hosts a retreat.  It lasts from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.  It is a wonderful time of reflection, spiritual reconnection with God and for many, a time of healing.  The first year I went, I was nervous.  Never having been to a retreat, I had no idea what to expect.  I also...

In the Stillness

I love the beauty of the seasons, but if the truth is to be admitted – I am a summer girl. I love the warmth of the sun on my skin, the bluest sky above as the clouds float lazily by, the coolness of the green grass under my bare feet. I get lost in those summer days. Every moment I am able, I spend them outside basking in the gloriousness of the season and during each winter month that passes, I...

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