The postal worker informed me, "That will cost $7.38." Ok no big deal. I pulled out my visa card. "Oh, we don't accept credit cards for amounts under $10." "HUMMMM," I thought to myself, "that needs to be posted at the front window before anyone walks up to your counter." Apparently it is I just … Continue reading Day 17 – What’s This Going to Cost Me?
A rose by any other name is still a rose. "At that time people began to call on the name of the Lord" Genesis 4:26 "Listen! You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name Him Jesus." Luke 1:31 "She will give birth to a son, and you will … Continue reading Day 14 – What’s in a name?
An ordinary moment becomes extraordinary. Just another Christmas nativity enactment becomes a cherished memory because my grandson plays the part of Joseph. An insignificant farming village on the plains of Galilee becomes the hometown of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. A young teenage peasant girl becomes the mother of our Savior. How … Continue reading Day 12 – From Insignificant to Significant, From Ordinary to Extra-Ordinary
God had Mary in His mind before one day of her life had even begun. He told the prophet Isaiah about her, because He is omnipresent, He looked through time and saw this Steal Magnolia. God created Mary with strength enough to watch her oldest child hang on a cursed tree for the sins of … Continue reading Day 13 – Steal Magnolia
"When the course of his priestly assignment was completed, he went back home. It wasn't long before his wife, Elizabeth, conceived. She went off by herself for five months, relishing her pregnancy. "So this is how God acts to remedy my unfortunate condition!" She said. Luke 1:23-25 MSG Elizabeth has spent the last five months … Continue reading Day 11 – FROM A – Z
I kept my eyes averted from her scowl. I could tell she was annoyed that we had shown up late to breakfast. The free breakfast ends at 10 AM and we show up at 10 til. The woman in charge of breakfast had just begun taking down the juice and water set up. I heard … Continue reading Day 10 – God has taken away my disgrace
We are closing out the first week of Advent. Seven days have been spent with Zechariah stepping behind the curtain to the Holy Place. The atmosphere is awe inspiring. Behind this curtain God's Presence is palpable. It is weighty. It is glorious and it fills this space. This is his first time in … Continue reading Day 7 – Expecting the Holy
Humor me a moment. You have unearthed buried treasure in Your own back yard. You dust off the dirt that has collected on the chest. Your jubilant because of the brilliant color of each of the gems that shine before you as you open the box. The deepest blue sapphires, the radiant diamonds, the irridescent … Continue reading Day 6 – Hold onto the Promise
I did again. I just left God my laundry list of things He needs to clean up. I just told the Creator of the universe how He should handle each of these situations that are affecting my life or my family's lives. I keep forgetting He holds all things in the palm of His hand. … Continue reading Day 5 – THE SOUND OF SILENCE
I lit the purple candle with lavender scent and watched as a thin trail of smoke rose from the wick. My eyes followed it up to the point the smoke became enveloped by the atmosphere in my kitchen. The smoke seemingly vanished, but the aroma of lavender permeated my home all day. I like to … Continue reading Day 4 – God’s sense of smell