Soak up the Sun

"Freely you have received; freely give." (Matthew 10:8 NIV)For the first time in ten days the clouds cleared, the blue sky appeared, and the sun came out this morning. It rose over the trees and kissed the world with its light. The snow and frost on the ground...

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Presents!

It's that time of year again: The favorite time of year for kids, the stressful time of year for adults! The Christmas season is upon us!As I think about Christmas this year, the first thing that comes to my mind is presents.That's what Christmas is all about, right?...

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Sowing Seeds

"The sower sows the word." (Mark 4:4 ESV)"The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully." (2 Corinthians 9:6 ESV)It's no big secret that what you sow you reap. So you sow seeds for a future...

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You Are Enough

“Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” (John 6:9 NIV)For over twenty years I served as a counselor of children. People ask me how I could listen to the sad trials of small children all day. When you...

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One Good Word

"Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32 ESV)I loved my first grade teacher. Her name was Mrs. Gross but there was nothing gross about her. She had a such a sweet smile and kind way about her. I...

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Two Bills

"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." (Matthew 7:21 NIV)It was a few years ago.  A friend had sent me a restaurant gift card for Christmas and I had picked a pretty, sunny Sunday afternoon to...

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