"I have concluded based on my years of experience that sheep are stupid. Not just stupid but mind-numbingly stupid— sometimes I wonder how they manage to breath and eat." Glenn Brunkow, Rancher¹ ********* I'm re-reading a fascinating book by Phillip Keller called A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23.² Keller was a shepherd for years and relates… Continue reading A Shepherd’s Perspective
Do the holidays trigger thoughts of what should have been instead of what is? Are you feeling lonely? The strange thing about depression is that it seems to take your mind captive. You may think you can't stop the downward spiral. The next thing you know, you're driving to the grocery to buy food for… Continue reading Holiday Blues
One morning, God stopped me in the middle of something (I thought) was very important and gave me a lesson in discipline. This is what happened: I was studying my Bible to prepare a lesson for the Women's Bible Study when the phone rang. The church secretary informed me that the room I had reserved… Continue reading So You’re Angry
Corrie ten Boom said, "If God has called you, do not spend time looking over your shoulder to see who is following you." And she is someone whose advice I respect. So why do we blog? Why do we write? As Christian writers, we say it's to tell people about the Lord Jesus Christ and His love.… Continue reading Why Do I Blog? To Be Followed or To Follow Him?
Do you sometimes feel like you don't fit in? You may need to remind yourself that if you are a follower of Jesus Christ, this world is not your home. Your home is in heaven and you are an ambassador for Christ in a foreign land. "We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were… Continue reading Our Role As God’s Ambassador
The life of Esther fascinates me. Although she was a Jewish orphan, God used her in an extraordinary way. When my daughter was a little girl, she dressed up like Queen Esther for Halloween. Personally, I don't care for Halloween. But, at least she was dressed up like a Heroine of the Bible! Christina loved… Continue reading An Unusual Halloween
That's why we complain isn't it? To feel better. After all, I've got to get this off my chest! I need to vent!" But does it really make you feel better? I decided to do an experiment. What would happen if, instead of complaining, I thanked God. Here's what happened. The more I complained about… Continue reading Does Complaining Make You Feel Better?