It's all how you look at things.
It is so easy to look only with what our eyes can see, and become alarmed, discouraged, and worried. Which is why I daily need to go to the Word of God and get a more heavenly perspective of things. " Heaven an... Read more
In my prayers, I ask the Lord to help me make a difference. I often bring before Him all the kids in whose lives I've ever played a part - be it babysitter, Pioneer Girl or Missionette leader, teacher of art or Spanish, paraprofessional or Teach... Read more
Vacations are typically a break from what you usually do. For me, I'm off from school. Does that mean I sit around and do nothing? No way! For one thing, I'm just not accustomed to that! Even sitting at the computer or watching tv, I'm watching ... Read more
In my Sparking today, I read the following article.
www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/wellness_articles.asp ?id=1678
My first husband battled clinical depression. He'd made several suicide attempts, spent time in psych... Read more
Yesterday I worked a bit with my 10 1/2 year old granddaughter, at her request, to show her how to crochet. I have a "scrap" blanket I started, using odds and ends of yarns that were left from other projects. So today she's doing a little more o... Read more
By "Bell" I mean any kind of alarm signal.
Bad news first.
Volunteer firefighters responded to the call early this morning in one of the towns in my county - don't know if they use a siren or what to alert the volunteers. Anyway, it turned o... Read more
Continuing to read in Zechariah today.
God is telling the prophet what He's going to do, and what He plans to do with Joshua. Concluding the sixth chapter, He says, "This will happen if you diligently obey the Lord your God.”
How many ... Read more
Today I was reading along in Zechariah. I'm not a BIG fan of the prophets - the symbolism and era-specific references don't make for the easiest reading. But "ALL Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and tra... Read more
My son has a great, albeit warped, sense of humor. He sent me a link, which I'll share here - news.softpedia.com/news/ How-to-Serve-Casu-Marzu-th e-Illegal-Cheese-Laden-wit h-Live-Maggots-102146.shtml about a kind of c... Read more
I just finished writing the letters mentioned in yesterday's blog. All told, there are 35 - THIRTY FIVE - that are going to Abel for distribution. Among them are a dozen that go to my pastora freind, Lorenza, to share among her kids and a few me... Read more
The apostle Paul wrote about various spiritual gifts and their uses. While I believe his listings are by no means complete, they at least give us the indication that God doesn't intend any of His kids just to be content to sit around being saved... Read more
I think of the song, "As David Did" www.youtube.com/watch?v= R27UAgHsBUw and the very popular (in Peru it was almost impossible to stay seated, even with my bothersome joints) "Remolineando" (which is twirling about) ... Read more
I am so grateful for the health care I have through my employment. Lately I have had to make more use of it. As I said before,too many years of being overweight in jobs whereIi was on my feet for hours at a time have taken their toll on my knees... Read more
I was watching In Touch this morning, and Charles Stanley was talking about how we tend to presuem that we know the scriptures associated with Christmas so well tha we tend to skim over them. He wnet on to say that whenever we read the Word of G... Read more
In the face of the horrifying events in Newton, Connecticutt, one might wonder where is God in all this. But I know He is ever present and ever mindful. And while the date we celebrate Christ's birth may be mixed up with all kinds of pagan tradi... Read more