Good Grief

The past is behind us; we pause to remember and learn from it. The future is ahead of us; wisely we prepare for eternity. The present is here; and we choose to live it fully, or we perish without a dream or vision of glory! April 20, 2021 marks the 5 year anniversary of my…

Tex-Mex Chili

DAY ONE: Soak pinto beans overnight. DAY TWO: Drain beans, place in crock pot. Pour in Chili Starter, Pace Picante, diced onions, then fill crock pot with water to cover beans. Add Pepperoncini + Chili Powder. Cook bacon till crispy. Pour bacon grease into hamburger browning pan. Brown the burger meat and add to crock…

Who is that?

Who never departs from us? Who never ceases to surprise us? Who is everywhere we are? Who gives us courage? Who is always available 24/7 and Who is always for us never against us? Who consistently issues us mercy and grace? Who is extravagantly patient with us? Who intercedes in prayer for us? Who squeezes…

JOY INCREASING ?

“What are you thinking?” Are you considered one of the Frozen Chosen? Many books direct our thinking, so what are you reading? Whatever is lovely, true, noble and decent?  Apply Truth to your Thought Diet. Listen to your thoughts, catch the complaint, notice any thought habits of self ridicule? Be aware of how your thoughts…

Lamentations

February 12, 2021 the world laments together as our speech is censored and as our smiles are masked! Even though our church is closed, and no matter how the world tries to diminish our hope,  we stand firm and remember that we are not of this world! We are citizens of heaven and soon our…

My HOPE is HIGH

The Lord bless you and keep you יְבָרֶכְךָ יְהוָה, וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ.The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you יָאֵר יְהוָה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ, וִיחֻנֶּךָּ The Lord lift up His face upon you, and give you peace יִשָּׂא יְהוָה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ, וְיָשֵׂם לְךָ שָׁלוֹםBe healthy, stay healthy, be happy, be thankful, be encouraged,…

Justice for All?

Ever notice that the female symbol for justice is blindfolded? Is it just me, or do the scales she holds up seem to be tipping to the left? With a STACK of evidence and the best attorneys, many of the guilty have been released back into the public. Remember O.J. Simpson? Even his children rejected…