Cheat Chili

During the Pandemic 2020 we were all challenged to stay on our decided eating plans. Dirty Carnivore or Kinda Keto, this meal was a break from both. With my husband stuck in California for nearly 90 days, and all restaurants closed, my shopping and eating has been erratic. This bowl of spicy chili is lodged…

Hippie Fashion

Crowds were drawn in great numbers to hear what this 2nd century holy hippie named John had to say.  JB was not into fashion, his hair was matted into dreadlocks; he wore a blanket of camel hair skins and ate locusts and wild honey.  He had grown up with the Essenes, in an outdoor commune.…

Dame Margaret

Dame Margaret Rutherford was once asked what does success mean?  “It is certainly not furs or fancy cars, which I have neither.  To me it is gathering hearts and lifting them up.” As a black and white film fan, I marvel at how this woman worked hard to overcome such a dark childhood.  Unlike today,…

KISS 2020

Lets keep it simple saints (KISS) and in 2020 let us resolve to thrive by offering the same forgiveness we have received.  We can easily SMILE in the assurance that we are loved.  Our heavenly Papa will do NEW things in the lives of all those who look to Him in the New Year.  He…

Rain on me

October 27, 2019 it rained hard in San Nicolas. The rainbirds, the harbingers of crystal clear droplets to come will emerge to sing again next May.  The drizzle will return when dew drops well up in the atmosphere.  A tradition that can be counted among all of our blessings.  Before the pour, the sprinkle lets…

Ecclesiastes

With the downloaded divine wisdom of God, Solomon wrote this book. The name Ecclesiastes means preacher. In his meditations the writer puzzled with how one could find happiness or contentment apart from God. Are the answers found in science, philosophy, wealth, music or materialism? Solomon’s wide search came up empty. He concludes that it is…

Truth Spoken

Have you ever noticed the sparkle in a person’s countenance as they are being verbally touched by an expressed appreciation? Why are we hesitant to give such delight to our loved ones? The value of speaking love is incalculable, but it is our tone that often blesses or offends more than our words. A new…

Glory to Glory

“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Corin 3:18 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14  “Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he…