Dear Foster Child

This week’s post is taking a different format from my usual devotional style. I have written an open letter to foster children. Note: the child in this letter is a compilation of all the foster children who have come into my home – it is not denoting a specific child. Dear Foster ChildYou are suchContinue reading “Dear Foster Child”

Can I Pray First?

Have you ever wondered why Jesus said we are to become like little children to enter the kingdom of Heaven? In what ways? How do I become like a little child? Let’s examine this idea further, by contemplating the obvious traits we can associate with a young child.

Coranky

Many people are angry these days – cranky and on edge. I feel tension in our community. As if people are a minuscule flicker away from exploding. I confess I have found myself “coranky.” That’s not a typo. I coined a new term – coranky. If someone can refer to an irritable hungry person asContinue reading “Coranky”

Justice

Racist or PrivilegedThis past week was heavy and weighty due to current events, the sadness of George Floyd’s wrongful death, the peaceful protests, the outbreak of riots, and violent outbursts causing my son to temporarily flee the city he lives in. As peaceful protestors have brought submerged issues to the forefront, I have reflected, ‘WasContinue reading “Justice”

Polished Shells

Walking the Beach I walked the beach enjoying moments of spiritual solitude and inner peace. Rhythmic waves crashed upon the shore. The powerful ocean waves deposited shells and I began to pick them up and examine them, thinking about my life. My thoughts moved back and forth from praying to pondering all that had recentlyContinue reading “Polished Shells”

Bird Lessons 101

The Secret of Birds Watching birds from my kitchen window or sunroom is a pleasure. Of all creatures God has created, I believe birds exemplify some foundational truths about how we should live. In Matthew 6:25-34 and Luke 12:22-34, Jesus used birds to illustrate the foolishness of worry as He taught the disciples. Jesus toldContinue reading “Bird Lessons 101”

Paradigm Shift

I received some wise words in response to my first post titled Attitude Adjustment. If you’re new here or missed it, check it out for context. I shared my personal experience of getting through a bout of loneliness brought on by Stay-at-Home isolation. The Executive Director of Christ-Life Ministries, Jim Hobson, had the following response.Continue reading “Paradigm Shift”

Dog Demonstration

“I lift up my eyes to you, to you who sit enthroned in heaven. …so our eyes look to the LORD our God.”  Psalm 123:1, 2b Dogs are most appreciated for their unconditional love. All people have a longing for absolute, unequivocal love. We were created with that innate desire and the Lord our GodContinue reading “Dog Demonstration”

Attitude Adjustment – part 1

Prevailing EventsIn January, who would have imagined the Covid-19 situation we are currently living in, certainly not me, yet here we are. Like many, in the early onset of the “Stay at Home” orders I could dig into neglected projects or extra deep cleaning. But after the first month I got slammed by the lonelinessContinue reading “Attitude Adjustment – part 1”