…a few thoughts on the Cross…

I have a distinct memory in my high school years. Our beloved Latin teacher gave quite dramatic deliberations on a variety of subjects. She was always incredibly entertaining.I remember her talking about bubble gum giving your mouth a sugar bath of decay. I remember her literally sliding across a table with her hands clenched saying, “PLEASE, PLEASE…”  I don’t remember what she was begging for, but the manner of asking made quite a long lasting impression, that’s for sure.  Yes,Read more

…a few thoughts on the Resurrection…

  To resurrect is to rise up.  It is to bring back to life, to revive.  From what? From darkness to light From despair to hope From bondage to freedom From defeat to victory From disease to vitality From lost to found From death…physical, spiritual, emotional…death to LIFE (physical, spiritual, emotional). Love that. There a story in scripture of when Jesus healed a paralytic. He said, “which is easier to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven’ or to say ‘Get up and walk’?Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ “Muse”

So, this challenge is  “So what’s your muse — what subject do you turn to frequently, more inspired each time?” Well, those who read my blog often know that I often walk on a trail on the river’s edge here..and love taking photos there.  I love taking photos of my family and friends and their family and friends…capturing little ‘ordinary’ moments.  But a place that I don’t readily admit to going back to time and time again is …cemeteries.  I absolutelyRead more

Something to Celebrate

“Christianity is not about bad people becoming good. It’s about dead people coming alive in Christ.” ~Kenny Hall, Youth Pastor, Element Church, Shelby,NC March 29th, 2015 I loved this quote from this young youth pastor last Sunday. It is just so true. We tend to make things about us. Our abilities.  Our shortcomings.  Our “qualifications” for being a ‘good Christian’.   But Christianity’s focus?  It is Jesus Christ. Not me and my shortcomings, or me and my abilities, but Him andRead more