The Problem’s Just Too Big!

A quick glance through recent news headlines reveals a world that seems plagued with trouble.  Here’s just a sample: Thousands of displaced refugees in Indonesia due to volcanic eruptions.  Uprisings, protests, and political unrest in Ukraine and Thailand.  Violence and fighting in Central African Republic.  Terrible war and violence in Syria and South Sudan.  Starvation…

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

What does happiness look like to me?  My mind immediately goes to a thousand different things.  Happiness is watching my husband teach our youngest daughter to play billiards.  Happiness is seeing her smiling face looking up at her Daddy, because he is the best and brightest shining star in her young life, and she knows…

If you can’t say something nice …

… don’t say anything at all.  How many times did we all hear that growing up?  Our natural instinct is to criticize others, to point out their faults and shortcomings, usually while ignoring our own. “But Mom,” we may have protested, “I was just being honest!” Truth or Dare?  Is it possible to be too…

Take this job and … LOVE it!

I bought a Mega-Millions lottery ticket yesterday.  Why?  Well, on the faint hope that God would finally decide to grant my prayer to be a stay-at-home Mom and a full-time writer.  I mean, I’m thankful for my job and all, but is it where God really wants me? It’s not like I want to be…

The Aroma

Our Wednesday night women’s fellowship group has been studying the book of Ruth this fall.  Last week we delved into chapter three, which is where, at her Mother-in-Law Naomi’s instruction, Ruth goes to the threshing floor and presents herself to Boaz (Mr. Wonderful). The Bible describes Ruth’s preparations for this momentous event in just a…