Writers note: My post today is credited to concepts of Stephen Elkins. I highly recommend you buy his book: “Bedtime Prayers that end with a HUG” - available through www.share-a-hug.com and www.tyndale.com/kids It is a delightful bedtime book for kids like me. COVID sure has crudded up our lives, right folks? It’s tossed us into uncertainty. It’s chucked us into … Continue reading A Bedtime Story…Life rearranges. God never changes
There are moments that can be classified as hopeful...and magical. I’m sitting at my picnic table at dusk. I listen to the birds and the crickets and the frogs. They’re waking up to sing in nightfall. I watch the full moon rising beyond the bare branches of the trees behind the smokehouse. Skeletal arms reach … Continue reading Moonlight HOPE
...a story about planting seeds and trusting God during winter’s passing.. We struck out one January afternoon to find the Missouri Botanical Garden buried beneath a bluish-gray winter sky. The air was crisp and the walks were cool when we rumbled with our stroller baby to explore this winter garden. I call the garden “Shaw’s … Continue reading A Winter’s Garden
“Behold. I am making all things new.” - Rev. 25:1 I’ve been so privileged to spend time with my granddaughter in this new year. The baby and God are teaching me a lot about coping with worry, anxiety and fear. So...Here’s my checklist! Coping with Worry ...What the Baby Taught Me 1. Stay Close - … Continue reading Four Tips to Deal with Worry -What the Baby Taught Me
As I gaze at the cascading fields of golden corn stubble on this quiet, misty farm morning, I think about how life is fluid. You can remain in a space for a time...but you can’t grip the things you love and hold on to them forever. They move. We move. Life changes and God calls … Continue reading Success in 2020 ! A Checklist!
You wouldn’t want to sit next to them on the bus. Smelly. Dirt on their hands. Raggedy clothes. Shepherds were not popular in Bible times. They lived in the fields. They slept on the ground and smelled like their sheep. -Hardly A position to be honored. And yet.... God in all His glory sent them … Continue reading Christmas for Commoners
Today is my 36th Anniversary. I was putzin around in my writing files and found this post from two years ago. It’s got some good stuff about the difference between my hubby and me. Yup, Brad and I are different. Our life is not perfect. That’s OK. God is good. We focus on HIM and … Continue reading Number 34…On Number 36