• Treasuring God's Word

    EnJOYing God’s Treasure

    Whether we’re in a tough or triumphant season, we need things in our life that bring us joy.  (Also, my Spiritual Seeds Planner Fruit of the Spirit focus for the month of March is JOY.)  Some of you know how much I love the creativity world.  That is my happy place, and I always (when I was able) loved to craft and create things. After focusing completely on health self-care for three years, I broadened my scope a bit and started watching crafting videos again last September.  These days, watching online crafting videos brings me JOY. Several crafters online are my favorites. Some are young and cute and energetic. Others…

  • Contemplating 52 Questions

    Contemplating 52 Questions

    Did you have a blessed Valentine’s weekend.  I hope so!  And, maybe you had time to prepare for our wintry weather this week.  I hope you still have power and are warm! 🙂 Onward to today’s topic.  Do you receive devotionals but save them for later?  If I receive a devo as a gift when already into another one, I shelve the new one for the next year (or month, etc., whatever the duration of my current one). Several years ago, I even received four devos at one time as a thank-you to hubs and me for hosting a DNOW weekend for our youth.  It took a while to read…

  • Willing To Be Wrong

    Are You Willing To Be Wrong?

    In my quest to contemplate in 2021 (Your Word For 2021), I stepped out of my comfort zone.  I contemplated the possibility that my beliefs could be wrong.  Admitting to being wrong requires humility. The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life. (Proverbs 22:4) You might argue that my experience was wrong, but you can’t say it didn’t happen.  It was real.  And, I believe, it was good.  Maybe not exactly fair, but I learned early that life isn’t fair. You know I’ve been quiet about beliefs other than Christianity.  I don’t share my political views or chosen type of religion.  (Sometimes I…

  • Consequences

    Lifelong, Deeply Rooted Consequences

    Welcome again to Faithfulness Friday!  Today, we’re looking at Genesis, chapter nineteen. I didn’t make a bold commitment to publish Faithfulness Friday posts again.  But, hey!  It worked out to do one this week. (Cheers.)  So, here we go . . . “As a result, both of Lot’s daughters became pregnant by their own father.” (Genesis 19:36) I’d forgotten about this event.  Probably because it’s too ugly to think about for long enough to commit it to long-term memory.  How sick and wrong.  Agreed? Minutes before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (due to the horrific sin of the people there), Lot and his family fled to safety under the…

  • The Name God Gives You

    God Names Us As The Thing Before He Equips Us For And Transforms Us Into That Thing

    Does God tickle you in the way He works sometimes?  I swanee (clearly a southern term, y’all), how I enjoy His sense of humor!  When God places a certain verse in front of you time and time again, all in different settings, from separate sources, within the time frame of only a couple of days, whether in a tough season or a triumphant one, sometimes I want to say, OK, God. I got it!  🙂 I’ve been reviewing Annie Downs’ book, 100 Days to Brave, a second time and read this verse again recently regarding Gideon. The angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him, ‘The Lord…

  • Sewing Courses on Udemy

    Online Courses Set Free

    “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property.  To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability.  Then he went away.” Matthew 25:14-15 In my last post (A Season of Letting Go), I explained this summer season as a time of letting go.  Part of that process of getting most old things out of sight and out of mind is with finding ways to put those things to bed, so to speak.  To let them rest but with a productive end.  Yes, Goodwill or Salvation Army stores are…