My Journey

Last minute love gifts – from your heart!

Do you need a simple - perfect - lasting Valentine's Day gift? ♥ Print out these little cards. ♥ Put them in red envelopes (if possible - otherwise, white will suffice). ♥ Decorate the outside with hearts and endearments. Maybe add some candy! But keep it simple....

2018: For One Brief Shining Moment It Was a Happy New Year

We’re just barely into this new year but, perhaps, it’s already tarnished. Perhaps what felt like a new start, a fresh thing, a bold beginning when the fireworks were flaring has sputtered out with old worries, fresh stresses, and murky fears. Or maybe it’s just the...

There’s a Lot to NOT Do Before Christmas!

Re-visiting and revising a post from 12-15-16 - because I don't have much new to say! * * * * * If I had this blogging thing figured out, I would have written an Advent planning post months ago and scheduled it to publish the week before the advent of Advent. But -...

When Belief and UnBelief are at War

I’m always struck by the desperate father in Mark 9. You know the story but envision it with me. To recap: Jesus had been with Peter, James, and John on the mountain and was transfigured. We don't know with certainty what happened or what it meant. Jesus became...

Sage Sayings #10 – my ungrateful heart

It's Thanksgiving week. Sometimes, our hearts explode with gratitude. At other times, we cringe at the word. Just proclaiming that this is Thanksgiving, does not make us thankful. We've been told to give thanks. This isn't a commandment to have good manners or to be a...

Sage Sayings #9

Elevenses - a British term that was unfamiliar in the U.S. until the delightful scene in The Lord of the Rings in which Pippin laments that there would be no stopping for Hobbit snacking. Elevenses is known in Great Britain as a short pause at 11:00 for a cup of tea...

The Eustace Phenomenon

One of my favorite portions of The Chronicles of Narnia is chapter five, six, and seven of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. It is a brilliant story within a captivating story. The self-centered, irritable, lazy Eustace sneaks away from his stranded shipmates to avoid...

Sage Sayings #8

  Regardless of how you educate your children, the impact you have on their learning is more powerful than anyone else’s. From household chores, to personal habits, to academic disciplines, your influence is incalculable - truly! This is not necessarily by way of your...

It’s NOT just spilled milk!

The Israelites had calls to prayer: daily the shofar sounded to call the people for songs and chants. Muslims have prayer calls five times each day.   Christians have no such formal regimen of prayer - which is good and bad. It means that we are free to pray all the...

Sage Sayings #7

The incomparable Augustine of Hippo could not have spoken a wiser word into our day had he foreseen the pull and influence of our electronic idols.   "O Lord,  You made us for Yourself  and our hearts are restless  until they rest in You.”  - St. Augustine   If you'd...

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