The Most Difficult Commandment To Obey

We cannot see it. We cannot touch it. We cannot taste it. Alas, we can feel it --- not with our fingertips, but through our spirit and deep into our soul. Love. A man of law challenged Jesus with a question. What is the greatest commandment? Jesus replied, "Love the Lord your God with all … Continue reading The Most Difficult Commandment To Obey

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Lessons from the Roots

Fall has a way of shepherding me into deep thought. Perhaps it results from the shortening of the daylight hours, the long shadows that stream across the grass in the early evening hours. The reminder that God has a plan. In this season, I curl up with great books that take me to homesteads; to … Continue reading Lessons from the Roots

Your Creative Sandbox

It is your sandbox. Play in it. What do you own that nobody can take away? Your thoughts and creativity. Do you yearn for others to stop and share in your passions...to keep you on track? Does this cause you hesitation in your personal pursuits? Feel the sun on your back. Feel the freedom in … Continue reading Your Creative Sandbox

Facebook does not define who you are

When flipping through channels on the television we hardly ever become emotionally involved to the point we feel discouraged. We don't say to ourselves: Hey look, she always has a bright and shiny demeanor. Why can't I be more like that? She doesn't side with my political or religious views. I might as well unfollow … Continue reading Facebook does not define who you are

Stored Up Contentment

The green paper we grasp in our hands allows us to buy clothes for our closets (stockpiling what we often don't need), cars that we drive, and it slips gold rings on our fingers. I am convinced, none of these items reflect wealth. The cashier asked the man in the grocery store, "Do you have … Continue reading Stored Up Contentment

We Need To Practice Letting Go

If we have too many worries, fears, and doubts, we have no room for living and loving. We need to practice letting go. - Thick Nhat Hanh Breathe. Let go. Listen - hear what is good. Live this moment.You are here today. Inhale it. Undo the counting of the hours, for what do they matter? … Continue reading We Need To Practice Letting Go

False Guilt; His Love Sweeps It Away

The pangs of guilt weren't there five minutes ago, but now we dig through the moment, the day, or further back, seeking the point of error. What did we say or do, did we inflict pain? Have you ever felt a sense of guilt even though you knew you had done nothing wrong? A post … Continue reading False Guilt; His Love Sweeps It Away