You Were Made For Eternity!

“This is the true joy of life:  the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clot of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.”  George Bernard Shaw What drives your…

A Daughter’s Letter

“Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own home.  Give love to your children, to a wife or husband, to a next-door neighbor.”  Mother Teresa Dear Mom, There’s no bond quite like that between mother and child.  You know me in ways no one else ever will.  You also see in me…

Extravagant Love: Receive and Give

In Mark chapter 14 a woman comes to Jesus and pours expensive perfume on His head.  She did this act of extravagant love surrounded by those who quickly found fault with her–judging her, and giving her advice.  I’ve grown up with this passage, and it always moves me.  Joyce Meyer took this passage and gave…

Talitha Koum!

Another birthday.  I’m holding on to 49! I will embrace another decade next year. For now, I’m “40 something”.  On this birthday, I’m reminded of it’s antithesis–death.  Who celebrates death?  Oh precious believer!  Jesus talked a lot about death!  We don’t rush it or hasten it, but it is a time forthcoming, eventually…. 2 Corinthians…

Random Acts of Kindness

Yesterday was filled with typical school social worker duties.  When I showed up to the main campus of our local high school, a dear friend of mine was playing a CD as background music before our next meeting.  The CD?  It was the CD my oldest daughter made for our 25th wedding anniversary.  All the…

Restored

Restored. I marvel at those who can take an old piece of furniture, or an antique car and restore it back to it’s original purpose. When I see the before and after pictures, sometimes, it seems to be more glorious and unique than it’s original state. Restored defined: : to give back (someone or something…