Category Encouragement

Grace and Gumption for the Gaps

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 […]

Me in the Making

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 […]

Overflowing Gratitude

“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 […]

The BEST Christmas Gift: Y-O-U!

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 […]

Trust the Timing

How many items do you have on your to do list today, which you were hoping to have accomplished yesterday? To Do List Tasks When it comes to my personal to do list, I have a great many things that I wish I had gotten to yesterday.  I also have several tasks that I imagined […]