Hope in a Hopeless World

We are in the first week of advent. In the church, Advent means the weeks leading up to the birth of Christ. Often this is represented by lighting a candle, specifically purple in color, to signify the hope of the coming of Christ. In the Old Testament, God's people had strayed so far from Him. … Continue reading Hope in a Hopeless World

Seasons of Weariness

Yesterday, I wrote a completely different post. I struggled with the entire thing. It couldn't find my voice and it just didn't seem real. So, I am starting over, even if it means the post goes out later than normal. My "Tuesdays at 2pm" goal will just have to change for today. My desire for … Continue reading Seasons of Weariness

Seasons of Harvest

This month's blog posts will center around the theme of Harvest. While most of us are not farmers and do not rely on a physical harvest of crops for our livelihood, we can all relate to the changes a harvest brings. A fall harvest brings farmers to the end of a season of growing and … Continue reading Seasons of Harvest

To Be Known – Part 1

In my home as a child, we always had what we needed but seldom an abundance of anything...except books. I always had a book to read and cherished the stories on those pages. If I have carried anything from my childhood over to my own children it is a love for reading. I read aloud … Continue reading To Be Known – Part 1

A Glowing Cross

Only God can turn darkness to light. Only God can take a cross meant for death and turn it into a symbol of hope. I have never seen the Cathedral of Notre Dame. I probably never will. My travels have never taken me to Europe. The cost of raising four children restricts placing money into … Continue reading A Glowing Cross

The Unholiness of Holy Week

The word sacred has lost its meaning in our world today. Human lives aren't held sacred as we defile life by dehumanizing it. Homes aren't deemed sacred as families are splitting exponentially. God certainly isn't considered sacred as our choices reflect a lack of respect and fear. This week leading up to Easter or Resurrection … Continue reading The Unholiness of Holy Week

When You Want to Give Up

I just can't do it today. One year ago, you couldn't get out of bed. I am so tired of being tired. One year ago, noises drove you from stores. Everything hurts. One year ago you could barely walk. I can't tolerate anyone or anything right now. One year ago your siblings feared you. I … Continue reading When You Want to Give Up