Just a thought

Nudges from God

Does an idea ever pop into your mind that makes you think, “Where in the world did that come from?”    I am usually caught off guard when I’m hit with one of these thoughts because (A.) it’s a brilliant idea and/or (B) it is an idea that if I am to pull it off, it’s...

I See Big Buts

No, I didn’t misspell “butt” and I am not trying to insult anyone. I am simply stating a fact; we all have big buts in our lives. Last week, Sondra talked about “nudges from God” and how He will often give us guidance and direction for decisions and choices we should...

Artist Among Us

My creative process takes me by surprise sometimes. My response to the world around me has always been from underneath, or sideways or from inside out. I am interested in what we hold as important and what we don't. I muse at the skeletons left behind from our actions...

God is good, all the time!

We recently heard from a friend that the diagnosis was “no cancer.”  My husband responded with a jubilant, “God is good!”  My friend echoed back, “All the time!”  I’ve heard this before and wholeheartedly agree.  But each time I’ve heard this, I’ve wondered, “Do we...

The Good Times

I was reading a Facebook posting from my niece Bobbie: So Mike had teething issues last night and was up most of the night and we paced and sat and paced and cajoled until finally Mike was able to fall asleep on the couch and wearily I was sitting on a cushion on the...

Why Not

About a month ago, I shared a message about big buts and getting rid of those buts by asking, “What if?” You can read that post here if you haven’t yet (or to refresh your memory). Once you get in the habit of asking “What if?”, it becomes empowering to think of all...

Dirty, Dirty, Dirty!

The other day I was in the kindergarten class for my volunteer work.  I was sitting on one of the tiny chairs, all 5 feet 9 inches of me, waiting for a student to be assigned to read to me.  One of the assistant teachers who floats from class to class came in and was...

Love Is Patient

Love Is Patient

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase – “Love is patient” – do you say the next part of the verse, “love is kind” (1 Corinthians 13:4)? Perhaps you nod your head in agreement, think of someone who embodies this in your life, or shake your head and say “not...

Digging for Buried Treasure in Palmyra, Tennessee

Digging for Buried Treasure in Palmyra, Tennessee

All too often, we don’t realize what is so valuable until there is the threat of not having it.  What comes to mind for most of us would be one’s mate, health, financial security, etc.  For my family, recently, it’s our septic tank. For thirty years, our septic tank...