I love to have in a book, Bible or Bible study, an ample margin. I enjoy it because I make notes or draw small pictures. I like to highlight too. Most of my books look like they have had a once over! Sometimes when I lend them, I feel I have to apologize for my … More LIVING IN THE MARGINS
LIFT YOUR HANDS TO HIM……..have you done recently? I do it in Church and see many who don’t, and maybe you feel more comfortable in the privacy of your own home and that is ok. I have a friend who says how can you not want to lift your hands. But how do we respond when we … More WHY PRAISE LIFTS OUR SPIRITS
I am one to believe that when JESUS asks you to show up, what better place to do that than around a table! If you think about it, people have been gathering around tables for centuries. It is a place to spend time with one another and gathering people together around a table gives them … More WHY OUR TABLES ARE GATHERING PLACES TO SHOW UP
I recently read in Lisa Harper’s book “The Sacrament of Happy” that there are a number of things we can do to increase our happiness. The list goes like this: Live (or work) in the moment. Tap into your resilience. Manage your energy. Do nothing. Show compassion to others. The list Lisa cited … More SIT AND DO NOTHING…….REALLY?
Christians come to understand that our lives are lived with a purpose, no matter how big or how small. Everyone wants a life of purpose and meaning. Living a life with purpose becomes an abundant life. No matter where you are, where you come from or what your background, or what your sin, you, yes … More YOU DO have a Purpose!
I GOT NOMINATED FOR SOMETHING YESTERDAY…….and it is an honor to just be considered, but even more important to know that someone visited Heavensreef! And so, first off I must say a huge THANK YOU SO MUCH……to Kathy Wire and her taking the time to visit and then to nominate me. You can … More AND SO…….I WAS NOMINATED.
If you think about it……..we live in a world now with endless choices. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I honestly think there are way too many things to choose from, whether it is color or type of food, clothing and the list goes on and on. Sometimes, I feel overwhelmed by there being too … More WHAT WILL YOU CHOOSE?
If you are like me, there are times where doubt creeps into your life. We as humans tend to be doubters. We doubt that our money will not go far enough, that a needed check will never arrive on time and that a deadline will not be met. We doubt and yes, we worry. How … More WITHOUT A DOUBT
Sometimes I think the Holy Spirit gets forgotten when we speak of the Trinity…….the Trinity is the FATHER, the SON and the HOLY SPIRIT. When JESUS left this earth, HE did so, to leave with us a Helper and that is the HOLY SPIRIT. When the Spirit resides within us, we have that Holy Barometer, … More A HOLY BAROMETER
The Christian road we all walk is not always an easy one. If you think on it, we walk counter to the culture. I was always taught that if I walked along the side of the road to always walk against the traffic so that I could see the oncoming cars. In a way we … More WALK A ROAD OF WELCOME