Work and rest: God meant both for joy

If King Solomon wondered about something, we should too!  If you have been reading my blog posts for a while, you know I am a big fan of King Solomon. I’m not unaware of his weaknesses; I am just a huge fan of his wisdom.  King Solomon asked, “What gain has the worker from his […]

What happened to Thanksgiving this year?

A note from Janet: Before I blog, a quick suggestion.  I wrote this year’s Advent book last spring, not knowing what Christmas 2020 was going to look like; but God did. The first entry begins December 1.  If you want a copy of Our Christmas Stories, you can get it here: https://www.denisonforum.org/product/our-christmas-stories/.  I think these […]

If St. Peter wrote to California

I was cruising through Facebook the other day, enjoying the many “I just left my child at college” posts. Then I ran across an ad for a T-shirt that made me grin.  Etsy is selling a T-shirt with the Texas flag emblazoned on the back with the words “Don’t California my Texas.”  I grinned because […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paul’s Recipe for Daily Bread

What are you doing for Mother’s Day this year?  We sure can’t crowd the restaurants this Sunday, so I have a bread recipe that might come in handy. Unfortunately, a new batch has to be prepared each day, but it is worth the effort. You only have to “taste and see” to know it is […]

When Your Cup Runneth Under

Do you sometimes feel like you view this world from the wrong side of the glass?  I watched the news and almost every story related to the death of Kobe Bryant. I found myself wondering about the others who were on the helicopter. Everyone’s life matters. Which of them had a relationship with Jesus that […]

You Might Be a Christian If . . . .

Jeff Foxworthy’s fame increased when he wrote jokes that began with “You might be a redneck if . . . .”  By the way, my favorite was, “You might be a redneck if you ever made change from the offering plate.”  I actually saw that happen one time! So, on this hot Texas blogging day, […]

The Happiest States in America

I read a USA Today article and was surprised to find that I don’t live in one of the happiest states in America. You probably don’t either. In fact, I was really surprised by the results I read in the article.  Suffice it to say that the Bible Belt was excluded. Which states made the […]

Tired joy

The kids pulled out of the driveway, headed for home after a great Memorial Day weekend. Our oldest son, Ryan, and his family were with us at the lake for the holiday. There was hiking, swimming, water-gun fights, chasing butterflies, gathering wildflowers, playing at the playground, and even a few fireworks to end the day. […]