Tag: community

take a deep breath

It is four years ago that Dave and I began our best worst year. It was March 24, 2016 – that our lives turned upside down. March 25 brought a new normal. Dave was home and I wasn’t sure I liked it. Honestly, this was the most frightening thing I could have imagined. I didn’t …

Out of the Chaos 03.23.2020

Several times last week I heard the reference “2 Chronicles 20.” Curiosity got the best of me and I just had to check it out. Wow! It is a life changer! And by life changer, I mean it challenged my thinking which changes how I see life which is a life changer! Today, I invite …

Out of the Chaos 03.21.2020

Good Saturday morning to you! Today may not feel much different to you than every other day this week if you are home with the kiddos or unable to go to work. I get it. Staying in calls for creative action and creative action calls for energy that is sometimes missing. The other night, Dave …

Daily Reads 09.08.2019

Read: Psalm 40 This psalm speaks to me of life as it is every day. We encounter trouble along the way, but God is there to walk with us. And his work in our lives brings forth praise in others. When we live out following Jesus in all of its measure, others will see and …

Daily Reads 08.31.2019

Thirty-four years ago I said the best YES ever! It hasn’t all been sunshine and roses. The ten year mark was pretty difficult, but we continued to say yes. And here we are, twenty-four years later enjoying life as empty nesters! Of all the gaggles I belong to (yes! we all have more than one), …

Daily Reads 08.30.2019

Today begins our annual glamping weekend. Glamping is just a bit more glamorous than regular camping. Three families are involved. Two families pull their recreational vehicles to the third family’s house who don’t care for camping in the traditional sense of the word. We call their house the resort. It’s wonderful. The families in attendance …

Daily Reads 08.29.2019

Read: Matthew 18:20 “How large does a group have to be to count as a gaggle?” you wonder. Geese live in gaggles. There are always lots of them. As an introvert, my gaggle wouldn’t be that large if I was a goose. In the reading from yesterday from the book of Acts, there were thousands …

Daily Reads 08.28.2019

“What exactly would a gaggle do if I had one?” you might be asking. Read: Acts 2:42 Gaggles meet together in a variety of ways. Pulling a few ideas from this passage, a gaggle gathers around scripture. It might occur on a Sunday morning, a formal Bible study or a more informal discussion of principles …

Stay Calm and Carry On

Read: Hebrews 10:24-25 This is a busy week. Besides the fact that our youngest daughter’s wedding is just a month away, we are having a shrimp boil for the employees who work with/for my husband on Wednesday and camping at a friend’s house for the weekend. I decided I needed to compartmentalize every responsibility and …

Daily Reads 06.09.2019

Today…an opportunity to gather in community with other like-minded folks. Sometimes I wonder if it’s really that important and then I attend our worship service and have a spectacular time. To be honest, the best times are when I step out of my little world and take an interest in others. Here is something to …