Do you like to wait?  Are you willing to wait? For me, I do not mind waiting if I know about it in advance.  That way I can be prepared with activities to fill the time, making adjustments accordingly.  Like bringing a book to the airport for a flight or to a doctor’s appointment. It […]

Picture in your mind a person who makes you smile.  Who is it?  At the mere mention of their name does a spring of joy start to well up within you?  Is your mind flooding with fond memories you have of them? Picture another person who makes you smile, and another, and another. What is […]

The circumstances of my days can destabilize me, knock me out of balance, and leave me wavering in weakness.  In my weakness I worry.  In my worry I wander.  Dogged by doubts and coerced by fears I can stray aimlessly down suggested side trails in the hopes that roaming will lead to a place of […]

“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”  Ephesians 1:2 (NIV) I could find no better way to open today than with the greeting found at the beginning of Paul’s letters in the books of the New Testament. Grace and Peace to each of you, my dear readers! I […]

Do you see what I see?  Christmas gift ideas and suggestions everywhere you go?  It is a monsoon of messages of materialism every where.  Emails, advertisements, displays, sales, and lists are all very gift-centric.  Are these bringing you good news of great joy?  Or are they straining you with stress of who to buy for […]