Working on The Moral Bucket List

This past Sunday, The New York Times published an article by David Brooks called “The Moral Bucket List.” Let the title sink in.  The moral bucket list…what a concept!! Normally, when we think of a bucket list, we are dreaming of the many things we would like to accomplish before we say goodbye to life.  […]

Letting Go (Part Two)

Due to the enormous response I received on Tuesday’s “Letting Go” post, I decided that the topics of anger, resentment and bitterness are clearly problems for many of us and another stab at it wouldn’t be such a bad idea!! On Tuesday, I touched a little bit on how embracing such poison becomes a habit, […]

The GEMS We Leave Behind

“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” John 7:38 What color of water flows from your heart?  Is it clear and bright?  Or is it dark and murky? More to the point, if you died today, will others have been blessed because you […]

January, Oh, January!

January is such a difficult month for me.  It’s exciting to think of the promises of a new year, but it’s cold so all I want to do is wrap up in a soft, warm blanket (preferably my Chicago Bears one). Speaking of my favorite NFL team… January REALLY stinks when the Bears don’t make […]

True Gifts

It’s the last week before Christmas and I’m making my list and checking it twice!  Sounds like a song, huh?! (Don’t mind me; I think I’m funny sometimes!) Anyway, Christmas is my favorite time of year. In the month of December I can be found trekking through stores and browsing websites online to find the […]

The Mountains

Every summer my mother-in-law heads for the mountains of Colorado.  She goes from the hot and humid weather of West Tennessee to the cool, crisp refreshing air of the Rocky Mountains. The trip by car is long, boring and a little treacherous once you get into the curves and rise of the land, but is […]

Fun, Fun, Fun

Let the celebrating commence!!!  School is finished!  Graduation is upon us and summertime is here!!!  It’s time to PARTY!!!!!  (Didn’t’ I just tell you on Tuesday that I love a party?!) “Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to […]

What Do You Think?

Lately, I’ve been sharing with you the words and actions that I have the most trouble with when trying to live obediently to God’s will.  However, today I want to touch on the first and most significant task that leads to greater freedom from sin…training and taming our thoughts!! Obviously, our thoughts lead to our […]

Paying Taxes

Everyone knows what today is…it is Tax Day!  In fact, this year we get an extra two days to mull over the papers and wring our hands to figure out if we owe or get a refund from the government because of the District of Columbia’s Emancipation Day that fell on Monday. We filed several […]

Remembering Easter

The tomb was EMPTY!!  Jesus Christ has risen from the dead!!  He has conquered death, sin and our destruction!!  Hallelujah!  Amen!! Now what? Life goes on.  Kids go back to school.  Adults go back to work.  Gradually, we fall head-first into the mundane routine of everyday activities.  The hectic, busy schedules get top priority and […]