Delicious Autumn

Autumn is going to pass by too quickly. I wait for it, even long for it. Delicious Autumn is a bold description of the season from a quote I read. I thought it a perfect starting point to paint my own picture of fall. The beauty is endless, stretching over all the land with a…

One Tiny Pierce

This is a strange time in history. Each day, it seems we are closer to saying goodbye to life as we have known it. I know that sounds dramatic. I believe that our society is declining at a rapid pace. The underbelly of cause lies in the battle for souls, spiritual in nature. We see…

So Good To Be Back

I am full of joy over what happened yesterday. Since February of 2020, due to Covid restrictions, I have not been permitted to enter the facility where I have volunteered for the last six years. Well, yesterday was my first day back with those beautiful people in almost a year and a half. The facility…

My Hope Is In You

“For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.”  Psalm36:9 I think every parent has, more than just a time or two, experienced gripping panic when it comes to the well-being of their children.  I know I sure have!  None of us has all the answers, and we certainly don’t…

Walk With Me

I grew up believing in God. I can’t ever remember a time when He wasn’t in my life to save, love, comfort, guide, teach, convict or correct me. He has rescued me and healed me, been my Restorer and Redeemer. I don’t remember the first time I asked Jesus to come into my heart (I…

Is There A Dog in Here?

I just had my 47th birthday! That morning I awoke with God’s tender reminder of how loved I am. The thoughts of Him covering me through every storm, giving me life and being my Rock and Hope for those 47 years washed over my mind and heart with force. Gratitude is a gift from God….

What Good Is It

What Good Is It What good is it if I gain the WHOLE WORLD If I gain it all And lose my SOUL What good is it if at last I find my purpose on earth But lose my soul What good is it if fear suddenly stops hounding me But I lose my soul…

Mother’s Day Thoughts (A Mother’s Perspective)

Before I speak from a mother’s perspective, I’d like to acknowledge my mom from a daughter’s perspective.  Mom, I don’t know how you communicated love so easily.  You may not even have realized it.  I never felt controlled by you or uncertain of your love for me.  The confidence I had and have now about…

Your Way, Your Truth

God, show us how to walk in Your ways in this world that we live in.  Receiving constant streams of opinion, information and entertainment makes clarity difficult sometimes. Truth is light – let us not be deceived or swept away by the “wisdom” of this world (that is contrary to Your word) which only leads…

LIGHT from the Start

I have referenced my on and off again battle with depression a couple of times now on this platform. While I’m not ashamed of the struggles, it is difficult to put something so personal out there for all of the many opinions or pre-conceived notions to stir.  I can truly understand those who don’t understand….

New Things

Just a quick note before I get to my post.  I have had a good number of comments to my previous blogs that have no name on them.  They are encouraging, and I am always grateful.  I respond with a thank you, but  I would like to know who I’m replying to. Would you include…

Vessels

Have any of you ever wondered how a particularly difficult situation in your life would turn out?  I know that is a question with an obvious answer, but it helps to get us thinking about the woman in our story and the predicament she was in.  We can pay attention to how it might speak…

The Truth Matters

Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me…”  John 14:5, 6 Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the…

Music Festival Glow

I am still basking in a glow of gratitude from last weekend.  My husband had asked me a year ago if I would be willing to perform at Joshua Fest (an incredible Christian music festival held in Quincy, CA each year) if we were accepted and approved to do so.  In times past I would…

Glorious Nevada

I can say that I am continually grateful for the gorgeous backdrop the Nevada countryside provides for a perfect hike. My long time friend, Lori, and I met early on this summer morning to set out on a hike in our beautiful state.  Some may not realize just how breathtakingly beautiful Nevada is. It’s as…

That Name

I was deeply moved by the all-consuming power and presence of God this past weekend at church.  Yes, church is a place I often feel the presence of God, but this week was something entirely unique.  The hushed gentle breeze that blew through our midst was full of impact in an extraordinary way.  Simply because…

Somebody’s Daughter

A young girl wakes to a predawn morning.  Within minutes she’s warming herself by the farmhouse’s fireplace.  Today promises to be an ordinary day, spent for the most part on chores and schoolwork.  If she works diligently she’ll have time to read down by the creek under her favorite old oak tree.  Life is good…