This piece is actually an entry in the Faithwriters Writing Challenge. I highly recommend gathering with other writers to learn and grow. The monthly group that meets in Chester is open to any who are interested. Faithwriters is a lovely site and numerous on-line writing groups exist. Together, we learn to share the insights and … More Forgetting Doesn’t Nullify
Working. Carrying burdens. Struggling to keep up, to carry on. Does it sound like a description of your life? Does it sound like a description of a blessed life? We live in a busy world. Our technology is a blessing and a curse. The more we can get done, the more we feel we must … More Are you busy & burdened? Come.
Have you ever considered writing a family mission statement? It is a great endeavor. Years ago as we completed a Crown Financial Ministries Money Map, we were asked to do just that. As I went over paperwork for tax season, that ‘Money Map’ was in my folder. It blended so perfectly with my morning devotion … More Family Mission Statement
I have one eye that is used a lot but I cannot see. What am I? You see me where I never was…and really can never be. What am I? If you say my name, I disappear. What am I? If I drink I die, if I eat I’m fine. What am I? Riddles are … More Who am I
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Difficulties and disappointments are guaranteed to come to every life. The outcome of every situation is our choice. We can … More Difficulties Guaranteed. Choose Outcome: Weariness or Worship.
The chaos and horrors of the world pile up to make us feel helpless and hopeless. It isn’t true. Every life has impact; every life matters. We must accept responsibility both for how we live and what we look at. The children’s song I used to sing with the children is on my heart this … More How we live matters.
Shortly after 9/11 there was an interview with an ISIS member who captured for me the essence of their heart. He said something like this: “America, you will never win because you love life and we love death.” He may be right…our country may not win, but we don’t have to lose. Christ is life; He … More Love Life
Sir Barnabas of Chester is ONE year old! He is an ‘abundant life’ dog for sure. Named in honor of Barnabas in Scripture, his destiny is to become an encourager. His first year of life has been one of expressing himself and learning to be part of a family. And in doing that, he encourages … More Celebrating Heartsong’s Sir Barnabas
Everyone struggles in this life. Jesus said it would be that way: I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Scripture tells us that it was for freedom … More Fighting for Freedom & Abundant Life
The electric went out this morning…and all of us were immediately aware of its absence. The computer screen went blank; the fish filter went silent. We took notice. Can you imagine if our spiritual walk was that tuned in? As believers, the Holy Spirit is our power source. We can do nothing without Him: Yes, … More What Power Source Do You Rely On?