a few thoughts on…the red white and blue

Red. White. Blue. Red– for the passion that spurred the vision for men and women to  start a country where “all men are created equal”, for the blood that was spilled in the past, the blood being spilled now, and the blood to be spilled in the future for the truth that freedom comes with a cost, and we are so blessed to have those who are willing to fight for freedom. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that allRead more


“Truth that is not spoken in love ceases to be truth because it is  twisted by other human agendas. ” ~Paul David TrippRead more

Cracks in the sidewalk

All I saw was the empty pot. Well, it wasn’t empty because there was soil in it, but it was void of greenery. There were no signs of life anywhere in that rich dark soil, and I wasn’t happy about it. I know it was just a plant, but it was a pretty plant that smelled great. It was an herb that I could use to season some of our meals. I mean, I really liked that plant. That wasRead more

a few thoughts on…

“So you, by the help of your God, return. Observe mercy and justice.  And wait on your God continually.” Hosea 12:6 A few thoughts on Hosea 12:6… “So you”…..yes, you ❤ “by the help of your God, return.”  It doesn’t say just turn, return. Nope. It says, BY THE HElP OF YOUR GOD return.  Even in that, He grants help to those who ask Him for it. I love that. “Observe mercy and justice.”  Observe–study, watch—not merely glance at orRead more

deeper still

Was praying tonight and found myself drawn to a quote my friend said the other day.  I had asked her for prayer for another friend who was facing a huge challenge, a pit, if you will. She texted back “there is no pit so deep, God’s love is not deeper still. ” It’s a quote by Corrie ten boom. As a holocaust survivor, Corrie knew a thing or two about pits. She knew about darkness and despair. She also knewRead more