Ordinary Thanksgiving in Ordinary Life

It is time to be thankful, not just because it is Thanksgiving week, the leaves are changing and Fall is a wonderful season. But the theme of thanksgiving seems to be continually popping up, along with the encouragement for practicing thanksgiving in many forms. Whether it is counting in a thousand ways, 40 days, or finding ways of generously being … Continue reading Ordinary Thanksgiving in Ordinary Life

Growing my Heart and Taking Steps of Faith to Make Christ known

Do you remember the scene in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," the one in which his tiny heart begins to grow? He expected whining, crying, and complaining when Whoville woke up to the absence of Christmas gifts, but instead the Grinch heard singing. They had no presents (the Grinch had made sure of that), but … Continue reading Growing my Heart and Taking Steps of Faith to Make Christ known

Detoxing Anxiety and Busyness with the Sabbath

Anxiety is such a nuisance. It is a thief that quietly finds its way in, going unnoticed, lurking around finding an assortment of things to disturb. Unlike a thief that quickly flees, anxiety steals peace and then easily makes itself at home. Soon the unwelcome guest takes up permanent residence. My chest is feeling a … Continue reading Detoxing Anxiety and Busyness with the Sabbath