To Persevere in Recovery – Series Part 2

To Persevere in Recovery – Series Part 2

Today our series on perseverance continues with Holly Barrett's story of recovery. Each week for eight weeks, my friends Holly Barrett, Debbie Kitterman, Patricia Krank and I are exploring our stories and challenges as we pursue our faith. We share how we persevere in...

Sabbath Offerings ~ Tomorrow

Sabbath Offerings ~ Tomorrow

A week ago shouts of "He is risen! He is risen indeed" resounded far and wide. We gathered in churches or places of worship and sang "Hosanna" while rejoicing in the Risen Savior. We took time out of our usual Sunday to proclaim a new creation and believed it to our...

Perseverance ~ Bravely Overcoming Fear

Perseverance ~ Bravely Overcoming Fear

I am excited to introduce you to a series that begins today and continues for the next eight weeks with three of my favorite friends. Together we will share insight, challenges, and our faith through our journeys of perseverance. Please join myself, Holly Barrett,...

What Can You Do In One Week?

What Can You Do In One Week?

What can you do in one week? Many people take week long vacations. Maybe you can hike part of the Appalachian trail. Some people move from one place to another in a week. Or perhaps you read a book in a week. I stand in awe knowing how one week in the life of Jesus...

Sabbath Offerings ~ Hosanna

Sabbath Offerings ~ Hosanna

The day dawned bright just as many other days do in Spring. There was a festive spirit in the air. A crowd had gathered pressing in on either side of the road. A few shouts of "Hosanna" rang out from the bystanders. The people standing closer to the city waited...

Beautifully In Over My Head

Beautifully In Over My Head

I don't know about you but I hear certain songs and get so caught up in the lyrics and melody that I play it on repeat. The rhythm and flow smooth out the creases of struggle going on in my brain. I feel peace in the repetition and let myself fall into the place of...

Sabbath Offerings ~ Permission

Sabbath Offerings ~ Permission

A shout escapes my lips as I rush into the house. "MO-OM, can I go to Cathy's house"? The door bangs behind me and my words sift into dead air. A muffled voice shouts back but I have no idea where it is coming from. I skid across the kitchen floor thinking for sure I...

Winning, Losing and Marching

Winning, Losing and Marching

IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! March brings us new life in the buds ready to bloom, the sprouts pushing through the hard, winter dirt and the temperatures that spread their wings into warmer arenas. Life is about winning with the birth of Spring and losing...

Sabbath Offerings ~ Strength

Sabbath Offerings ~ Strength

Do you know of something that has withstood the test of time? What keeps it going and what clues tell you the story of its longevity? Is it sheer strength, quality of craftsmanship or its inner will and workings? These questions filled my mind as I reflected on...

Daddy, Will You Dance With Me?

Daddy, Will You Dance With Me?

Grief sneaks up when we least expect it. Memories fill our mind and our heart aches with the desire for physical presence once again. I am learning to allow grief to wash over me knowing that the act is cleansing, renewing and healing. The times of remembering will...

Sabbath Offerings ~ Weary

Sabbath Offerings ~ Weary

Tap, tap, tap! I hit my pen against the table. Click, click, click! The cap of the pen flips off and on in a steady rhythm. Impatience, frustration and sometimes weariness takes on a life of its own via my pen. The journey requires patience in the waiting and a...

The Lake Path ~ Rediscovering Life’s Purpose

The Lake Path ~ Rediscovering Life’s Purpose

A walk along a path bordering a lake granted glimpses of sunshine and new life. Robins flitted among the tree branches. Blue jays wrestled playfully in the grass. Green buds began their unfurling toward Spring. Each creature, bloom and blade of grass reached skyward...

Sabbath Offerings ~ You’re Blessed

Sabbath Offerings ~ You’re Blessed

For the past few weeks, I shared Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and the words of the Beatitudes. Jesus lovingly sat on a hillside with His disciples and left them with the promises and truth of the Beatitudes. He began with you're blessed when and ended each truth with...

Five Minute Friday ~ Abandon

Five Minute Friday ~ Abandon

Sometimes you are lucky enough to find a community that feels just like the place you want to hang out. You know when you visit that it feels like home and once there you don't want to leave. It's the feeling you get when you sit across the table from a friend with...

God’s Kingdom Work

God’s Kingdom Work

As a young girl my favorite fairly tale was Cinderella. Her rags to riches story captivated my imagination and her happy ending brought many happy dreams growing up. Cinderella displayed a positive attitude in the midst of the hardships bestowed on her from her step...

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