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The day I broke up with Bible studies

We met at Einstein’s bagels, a girlfriend and I.  We sat in the thick aroma of coffee beans and cinnamon and she laid it all on the table. Book after book after uncompleted book.  My friend thumbed through each one – showing me the 12 pages she completed of this book and the third she’d … Continue reading

Bring Your Babies To Jesus

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them… Luke 18:15 Here’s a snap shot from my conversation with Luke last night while at the ball field: Luke: (pointing to center field) God is out there. Me:  Yes. And right here (pointing right). And right there (pointing left). He’s everywhere! Luke: giggles… … Continue reading


      There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his labor. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God. Ecc. 2:24 Just a quick note today to not take this life too seriously.  Let us all embrace a little more of … Continue reading

A Raisin or a Riesling?

  I am the vine; you are the branches.  John 15:5a Being from East Tennessee, I am not extremely familiar with vineyards. We are shy a few vineyard fields in these parts. But last week I had the privilege of seeing what all God is up to on the west coast. Namely Napa, California where … Continue reading

Window-Seals and Winners

Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15  Thank you so much for all of your comments and sharing you “delights” of the past few days!  So many of you are delighting in the spring-like weather!  Come warmth, don’t delay!   I am HONORED to announce the TWO winners of these Women’s … Continue reading

When The Wine Runs Out

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.  Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples.  When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”.. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” … Continue reading

With Belly To The Sushi Bar

Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands. 1 Thess. 4:11 I don’t eat sushi. Actually, my husband doesn’t eat sushi, so therefore, I really don’t eat sushi either.  I do, however, enjoy it, but my knowledge is rather limited to that of a California … Continue reading

The World-Wide-Webs We Weave

I caught myself doing it again  this morning… Waking with intentions of having a quiet time but instead finding myself caught in the tangled world-wide-web of Pinterest.  Yes, Pinterest – instead of starting my day with Jesus. I wake early for Him.  I make coffee to sit with Him. I grab my Bible to read about … Continue reading

Five Letters Left On My Table

I sat in church.  About ten rows back from stage left.  Bible bag at my feet.  A purple pen in my hand.  A journal in my lap. And God spoke. His voice … unrelated to what going on around me.  Not pertaining to my pastor’s message.  The Lord spoke an unmistakable, inaudible Word – His … Continue reading