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 […]

Turn Your Eyes to Jesus

I grew up singing hymns in church, and I often use those familiar words to focus my thoughts on the Lord.  I wasn’t sure what to write about this week, so I prayed and asked the Lord what he wanted to say. I’ve learned to remain in prayer and quiet my thoughts so I can […]

Why Winter?

The weather forecast reported a sixty-three-degree start to the day and a twenty-nine-degree ending, with lots of rain and wind to boot. Talk about a Texas MONDAY!  I pulled my underused coat from the closet and wondered why God created winter.  The forecast for Eden  Winter must be another of the consequences of living outside […]

The Lancaster Lifestyle

The quiet life of the plain people Previously, my only experience with the Amish lifestyle was through novels and movies. Then I made a trip to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania, and I spent some time among the Amish. I found their lifestyle fascinating and thought-provoking. I’ve always loved—but have struggled to live—the passage in 1 […]

5 Tips for a Stronger Summer Soul

I’m done teaching my Bible study for this year, and so I’m writing this article for my own sake as much as yours. It’s a lot easier for me to stay close to the Lord when I have to teach his Word each week. I usually spend a lot of time studying and preparing lessons […]

That First Fire of the Season

I peeked at the thermostat and shivered. It was 48 degrees on Saturday morning at Possum Kingdom Lake. So, I turned on the coffee and reached for the fireplace remote. A few minutes later, I sat quietly with my warm mug, watching the flames and enjoying every moment of the morning. October was a blur. […]