Embrace Yourself Through Yoga

“I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.”  Psalm 119:15 (ESV) I’ve always been active, so even when the aches and pains of exercise and sports began to gain momentum (along with my age), I continued to live in an ‘injury crisis mode’ instead of adopting an ‘injury prevention plan.’  […]

Prayer: A Powerful First Choice

“Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 (GNT) I was wrestling with indecision about the vision and scope of my writing; so much so that I couldn’t shake the thoughts from my mind.  I described my frustration in an email reply […]

Pennies of Praise

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV) I’m not a superstitious person.  I’ve been known to throw caution to the wind and walk directly under ladders.  I’m certain I’ve broken a couple mirrors, but I don’t remember suffering through seven years […]

The Jelly Bean Prayer

“I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said.  He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.”  1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (NLT) Easter is the oldest […]

Fruit of the Spirit…JOY

“The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.”  Psalm 126:3  (NIV) Defined by Claire, age 11 In church they say joy comes from inside my heart because God loves me, and feeling joy doesn’t mean I’m always happy about what’s going on.  Mom asked if I could explain the […]

The Story of Joseph, Part 3

“They took the robe to their father and said, We found this. Does it belong to your son? He recognized it and said, Yes, it is his! Some wild animal has killed him. My son Joseph has been torn to pieces!” Genesis 37:32-33 (GNT) From the Eyes of His Father, Jacob The day my sons came home […]

In God We Trust

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.”  Proverbs 3:5  (ESV) A Story From My Life As I walked back to the house something caught my eye:  a mislaid penny.  I usually find stray pennies on sidewalks and in parking lots.  But in my own driveway?  I […]