Wars have been fought over it. People have been arrested, tortured, and killed over it. There have been periods in history I cannot believe even happened because of it. People marking their spiritual territory. Through the ages there have been people who firmly believe that “it is my way or the highway.” I have run … Continue reading Territorial
Today we're going to start with a little time travel, all the way back to last millennium. I recall the moment exactly. (Full disclosure, I'm a bit of a nerd.) I was in 7th grade. I was sitting at the desk in my bedroom doing homework, math homework, to be specific. I had an epiphany, … Continue reading Defined
The Normandy landings were the operations on Tuesday, June 6, 1944 of the Allied forces invasion of France in Operation Overlord during World War II. Referred to as D-day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. The operation began as the liberation of German-occupied France, and later Europe from Nazi control, and laid the … Continue reading D-Day
I'm going to share the stories of two pregnant pauses in the Bible. And yes my friends, math is involved! A pregnant pause is the silence that occurs that leaves everyone who bore witness to the event speechless. It is also defined a a pause that gives the impression that it will be followed by … Continue reading Pregnant Pause
By merely speaking, God's breath brought all things into being. Open your mouth right now and let out a breath. God did that and all things were created! From the cosmos to the microscopic. “He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.” (Job 5:9 [NIV]) “ Stop and consider God's wonders.” … Continue reading God’s breath
Sometimes I find God means for me to linger on a certain message until I work through it all. I call it soul simmering. I need to ponder and simmer on it until He deems otherwise. That happened recently when I read a post by Jennifer Arimborgo entitled You're Gonna Want to Write that Down. … Continue reading Soul Simmering Goodness
No, really. You've got to believe me. This will be well worth the 8 minutes and 49 seconds it takes to watch this. A beautiful sister sent me this link. (You know who you are!) So get rid of any distractions, find a quiet spot, watch and be amazed. I still get goosebumps and tear up … Continue reading Trust me…
The television channel proclaims, “for the first time in history, you can watch all 456 episodes of the original Law and Order.” They call it a binge-a-thon. So my husband and I are watching some. There is a common plot theme. A crime is committed, the police find and arrest the bad guy (or gal), … Continue reading Busted!
God wired my brain to make random connections come together like oddly shaped puzzle pieces. Then when the puzzle is finished, I can stand back and see what He gave me to share with you. It is my own brand of sunshine and I am happy to shine with you! Ponder: To throw together, confer, … Continue reading Ponder my brand of sunshine
I'd much rather be fishing right now, than shoveling snow. Standing on a green, grassy bank, a warm, soft breeze on my face, the babbling brook going by, the songs of birds in the trees. Instead, my trusty shovel and I are moving snow from one pile to another. Here's a haiku I wrote for … Continue reading Reel it in!