How’s your JOY level these days? Recently I heard a radio broadcast by Pastor James McDonald of Walk in the Word Ministries. He was asking if joy is evident in our lives. Pastor McDonald believes joy is the number one mark of a Christian.
Do you believe it?
The French philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin is quoted as saying “Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God”. Infallible: foolproof, reliable, unfailing. Joy is a reliable sign of the presence of God. Perhaps that’s why James
Continue reading Confessions of a Peace Lover……
A few days ago as I was in the middle of fixing dinner I turned on my Pandora app and listened to my favorite Christmas station.
As I listened the following lyrics from “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” caught my attention:
“Hail the heav’n born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings
Ris’n with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
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Last Saturday, I had the honor of sharing a story of my grandpa’s homegoing with those who came to celebrate his life with us at his memorial. I want to share it with you because it is a story that needs to be told….
This last week has been one of the most terrible, and the most difficult. It has been full of much sadness, fear, instances of false hope, and a heaviness in realizing that my sweet grandpa wouldn’t be here with us anymore.
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Today I took my girls swimming for the FIRST time this summer.
Yes, you read that correctly. Here it is, August, and I’m just now getting my girls, and their super-cute swimsuits, into a pool.
Believe me; I am experiencing serious mom-guilt over this. At the beginning of June I promised myself that I would give my girls plenty of opportunities to swim this summer, but somehow we made it to August without the wrinkly toes and tan lines that serve as a badge of honor on
Continue reading A List for the End of Summer…