Redeemed from the Past

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17 The past. There are times we look back on the past with nothing but nostalgic feelings of good times. We look through scrapbooks of pictures that show happy faces, [...]

Celebrate the Old You

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17 I sat at my desk looking outside at the snow, just beginning to melt off the railings. The ice that we had not yet shoveled off the steps for [...]

It’s OK, God Knows

We were on our way to church. I was in the passenger seat. A rarity on this morning since both my husband and I are moving in different directions and towards church at different times on most Sundays. Behind one of those loud cars. A souped-up version of a car of old I once had. [...]

If you knew me then…

"Do not call to mind the former things; pay no attention to the things of old." Isaiah 43:18 Small towns are known for many things. Special places to dine. To gather. Lots of people who know you. Your family. Your past. People who remember your past. The good. The bad. The ugly. We all come [...]

WWJD: Make time or excuses?

There is this quote I often see circulating around on the internet. It goes something like this-"People make time for what they consider a priority," or something of that nature. In essence, this is what that means: We make a priority, give our time to, and seek out what is essentially important to us. For [...]

Seeing “red”

“You better never wear that red suit again!” This is what my friend had told me after I came out of a meeting with my boss. A meeting in which I had been somewhat nasty. Probably insubordinate. Even uttered the words, “Well, just fire me then.” Apparently, I was out of character, because my friend [...]

To the Mom Wondering Where She Went Wrong

Each time he said, "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness." 2 Corinthians 12:9 Dear Mom, I see you there. Weary. Worried. Wondering where you went wrong. I know you worry about judgment, condemnation, and the whispers that you must have done something wrong. There must be something you did for [...]