Category Archives: forgiveness

ALL HALLOWS EVE

It’s Halloween and soon the streets will be filled with all sorts of little ghosts and goblins begging for candy.  Chances are they have no great need for the treats, but they love this tradition of dressing up and having … Continue reading

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AUTUMN CRUD

This is my favorite time of year.  The trees are splendidly dressed in their most brilliant colors, the air is crisp and clean, and I even got married in September.  One of the side effects of this season for me … Continue reading

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OLD RAGS

I’ve been sorting through crates of costumes that were packed away in our garage for the past year.  Before we moved, I didn’t realize I would have no further use for these things, so they were sealed up and made … Continue reading

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RIGHTEOUS BLOOD

    Faces and heads shrouded in black, Too cowardly to show themselves, Thoughts of waging a righteous war, Against those who don’t believe as they do, Brainwashed into thinking they are doing this for their god, Misdirected, searching, groping … Continue reading

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JESUS, MY BROTHER

When we are in the throes of despair, When we think that all hope is gone, When our hearts feel empty and hopeless, That is when Jesus is the closest to us. He knows how we feel. He endured emotional … Continue reading

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I DIG DIRT

Ever since I was little I had a close attachment with dirt.  I loved making mud pies. I enjoyed digging for worms.  There was something about squishing your fingers through the moist soil in search of buried treasure or who knows what.  … Continue reading

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TRUTH

Aslan says, “though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know.  Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of time.  But if she could have looked a little further back…she … Continue reading

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WHAT’S YOUR HANDLE?

KING LOUIS II OF FRANCE – AKA – THE STAMMERER died April 10, 879 Shakespeare asked the question, “What’s in a name?  Our names tell a lot about us – where we come from, our ancestry, and lots more.  Some … Continue reading

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PINTEREST PERFECT?

Don’t you just checking out Pinterest for creative ideas?  Doesn’t everyone have stuff like this on their mantle or dining room table for the Easter holiday?  So many times we hope things will be Pinterest perfect in our lives.  We … Continue reading

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HE WILL RETURN IN GLORY

Jesus was carried in His mother’s body on a simple beast of burden – a donkey – only 33 years prior to His entry into Jerusalem.  He came into the world in humility and left it in the same way, but He … Continue reading

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COME ON, SPRING!

Spring is having a hard time emerging in our part of the country, but there are signs that it won’t be much longer. Buds are ready to pop on the trees and little tulips and crocuses are peeking through the … Continue reading

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SUFFERING SAVIOR

During the time of His arrest, by a vigilante gang of leaders of the church of His day, Jesus stood uncomplaining. He suffered the brutal threats and insults. He withstood the humiliation of being spat upon and assaulted by His … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – MARY, MOTHER OF JESUS

THE PIETA By MICHELANGELO She was just a simple girl – nothing special – not without sin – like us, yet God chose her to be the vessel which would carry the Son of God for nine months in her … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – THE THIEF ON THE CROSS

This has been a year of loss for us. Within the last two weeks we have watched the lives of two of our longtime friends ebb and succumb to the pangs of death, however we know that they are now free from their … Continue reading

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SHROVE TUESDAY, FAT TUESDAY OR PANCAKE TUESDAY?

Well, I found out something new this morning. Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Tuesday, because it’s the day before Ash Wednesday and the season of repentance.  I had to know why pancakes were involved, since I’m not Catholic.  … Continue reading

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WHAT DO I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS?

We started this year with a total re-evaluation of our lives when my husband experienced a small stroke last December.  Where was our focus?  What mattered in our life?  Why were we working so hard?  Why were we living in a house … Continue reading

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DIRT

I recall making mud pies, as a child.  What fun it was holding wet dirt and molding it into round shapes and covering them with colored sugar.  This feast for the dog was only made palatable because of the topping, and of … Continue reading

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I’M SORRY!

Even through our heartache and failures, God peppers our lives with humor and joy.  He spices up the mix by providing us with embarrassing situations which bring us off our pedestals.  He shows us His love when He gives us … Continue reading

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FOOT IN MOUTH DISEASE

The book of James has a lot to say about the malady called Foot in Mouth Disease.  It starts with the most powerful muscle in the body – the tongue.  We can become so oblivious to the effects of that tiny muscle, that … Continue reading

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DREAMS

The story of Joseph, the young interpreter of dreams, has intrigued people of all ages for centuries. Joseph didn’t always make friends when he related the meaning of  dreams, but he continued to do so.  I’ve been known to have some very weird … Continue reading

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