A Thanksgiving Challenge

…give thanks in everything; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.I Thessalonians 5:18 (CSB) Here’s a little Thanksgiving challenge for you today.  As I was having my quiet time this morning, I came to my prayer list and was inspired to turn those requests into prayers of thanksgiving instead.  It was a beautiful and…

Sitting Beside You

“It’s positive,” I whispered as loudly as I dared, after running back into the spare bedroom.  I stretched out my hand to show my husband the first positive pregnancy test we had ever seen.   “Really?!” he said. “I don’t even know what compelled me to take one tonight,” I laughed. “But for some reason…

Healing is Like a Funnel

“Healing is like a funnel.” I was setting something down on the counter this afternoon when that phrase popped into my head. I did not consciously string those words together. I don’t even know where the thought came from, except that maybe my subconscious had been chewing on it ever since I watched C-Bear draw…

Hidden Potential

Last winter I collected some twigs on a nature walk with the kids.  After a couple of weeks in water inside our balmy house, those twigs were fooled  into thinking spring had sprung, and the tight buds opened up.  Week after week the new growth inched out, spreading a cheery, leafy greeting that surprised us.  Who would have thought…