10 Easy Ways to Give to Others

Photo source I watched a newsclip last week about Oprah’s Favorite Things segment of her television program. I’ve never watched the Oprah show, but evidently, once a year, O gives a ton of stuff to everyone present. The segment topic is always a surprise and the show’s audience doesn’t know until it starts that they’ll […]

Preparing for Advent: Where Will I Look?

Preparing for Advent: Where Will I Look? Some thoughts on what should drive our holiday celebrations and how not to feel guilty about the ones we miss.

Depending on when Thankgiving falls in the month of November, it’s just a matter of days before December — and the countdown to Christmas — begins. When I was a child this was all about the presents. Yes, yes, it was. I wasn’t a Christian then and while I knew it was “Jesus’ birthday,” that […]

My Cup Overflows

Photo source You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. – Psalm 23:5-6 My cup truly overflows […]

A Simple Candle Gift

Looking for a simple, inexpensive gift that still says you care? How ’bout this? I found a bunch of candles on clearance at Target and thought they would be really cute on small dishes, wrapped up with cellophane and a bow. Salad plates are really inexpensive. I bought this blue one at IKEA for a […]

Cultivating Thankfulness

Photo source One of the things that truly warms my mother’s heart is when one of my children will randomly turn to me during an outing and say, “Thanks for bringing us here, Mama.” Wow! It makes all the herding cats worth it. Out of the mouth flows what’s in the heart. And so, it’s […]

Choosing Better Over Good

Photo Source As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be […]

Trusting God

To be a mom is a lifelong exercise in trusting God. There is not a milestone that passes or a major event that occurs apart from Him. And while we may fret and worry over pregnancies, illnesses, accidents, life and death, God is in control of all things. He is able to give you all […]

He is Able

Photo Source: Pdam2 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. — 2 Corinthians 9:8