It’s time to take a break

What does vacation 2020 look like for you?  The cruise industry has been sending catalogs lately—for 2021.  The airlines are making adjustments—but I’m still not ready to get on a plane.  So, I’ve decided I need a good staycation. I need to rest, but, most importantly, I need my mind to rest. 3 steps to […]

Merry Christmas… in July

Whoever thought of the marketing tool “Christmas in July”?  But, there is something hopeful about looking forward this year. Maybe things will be back to normal by then?  I watched QVC sell their Christmas merchandise for a while this weekend. Then, I noticed Hallmark had Christmas movies all weekend. (Apparently, they release their annual ornaments […]

We are citizens of heaven

The verse jumped off the page when I read it last week. I’ve thought about it so many times since that I felt like the Lord wanted me to write this blog on the subject. The American flag has hung in my driveway for the past week. I also lined my drive with smaller versions […]

Jesus can bring out the worst in us

One of my favorite messages from social media this year said, “I’m not adding this year 2020 to my age. I did not use it.”  I heard another of my favorite messages last week on a Christian radio station. The host said, “If something or someone brings out the worst in you, then recognize the […]

A before-and-after story

How did your salvation change your life? This blog post is especially for people who were raised in the church or have gone to church for much of their lives.  Chances are, your testimony isn’t usually described as powerful—but it should be.   Paul and Peter  Paul’s salvation testimony is exciting to teach.  His story begins […]

An Expensive Towel

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog that mentioned washing windows. I received several comments about a towel that would make washing my windows an easier job. Suzanne warned me that the BacLock Norwex Window Cloth wasn’t cheap, but she said it was really worth it.  After reading her comment, I googled it. I […]

The pursuit of peace

The best conclusion to a good argument is arriving at a place of understanding, knowing how each person involved is somewhat right and somehow wrong. Our country is probably better off than any of us think, but, right now, it just seems like a mess. It’s the truth that will bring about permanent change, but […]

Everyone Needs This Marriage

I was going to write about marriage this week. Jim and I will celebrate our fortieth wedding anniversary on Sunday, and that is a big deal. God created the concept of marriage for a reason.  During the important times, the joyful times, and the difficult times, marriage is the best earthly example of the way […]

The Perfect Lottery Dream Home

If you read this blog regularly, you know I enjoy a lot of the programs on HGTV.   I usually tape Lottery Dream Home on Friday nights. I enjoy watching people look for homes after their lives have been changed by a winning lottery ticket. I am going to say . . . I’m not comfortable […]