The Great Leaf Pile Caper

The Great Leaf Pile Caper: A Hilarious Fall Fiasco! Once upon a crisp and colorful autumn day, in the cozy little town of Maplewood, there lived two mischievous best friends, Tommy and Emily. They were well-known in their neighborhood for their playful antics and their unwavering love for everything fall-related. One sunny afternoon, as the […]

Autumn Reverie: A Seasonal Musing

“Autumn Reverie: A Seasonal Musing” As the leaves begin their graceful descent from the trees and the air takes on a crisper, cooler edge, I find myself lost in contemplation. There’s something truly enchanting about the arrival of fall, a season that beckons us to slow down and savor the beauty of change. The trees, […]

Embracing the Magic of Fall: A Seasonal Celebration

Embracing the Magic of Fall: A Seasonal Celebration As the sweltering heat of summer begins to wane and the leaves on the trees start to paint the world in vibrant hues of red, orange, and yellow, there is an undeniable sense of magic in the air. Fall, the season of change, is upon us, and […]

Standing Strong

Today’s passage seems familiar, doesn’t it? That’s because this is the fourth mention in Nehemiah of God’s people marrying foreigners. The issue was not that foreigners were unwelcome in the nation of God’s people, but that these foreign spouses were leading the Jews away from God and encouraging them to worship other gods.  Nehemiah had […]

Seasons of Change

Seasons of Change… change /CHānj/ verb make (someone or something) different; alter or modify. noun the act or instance of making or becoming different. Change is not easy… This past week I have been in the midst of CHANGE. Creating something new as the Lord closes the doors on one path and begins to open […]

Scriptures for the Autumn Season

As we enter the Autumn Season our surroundings change. Trees changing colors and shedding the old leaves. The air begins to get crisp, with a chill in the air. Below are 4 scriptures for you to ponder as the seasons change. I encourage you to write them down in your journal and then really meditate […]

Passion Week

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As we reflect this week on the last steps of Jesus on earth, we need to remember why all of the events occurred…so that we can be forgiven. There was a purpose and a plan that God put into place for this holy week, this week where we see the passion of Christ played out […]

Springtime – A Time for Renewal

Happy Spring! With spring we think about cleaning, new birth, renewal and the Resurrection of Jesus! Spring is the perfect time to change your batteries in your smoke detectors as you set your clocks forward, deep clean the house, weed the garden and perhaps clean out your closets. BUT what about your mind, body and […]

Southern vs Western Life

Coming South after living in Southern California over 48 years was a culture shock. The first week here was like we had moved to a foreign country, seriously. A much slower pace to life… In California we were so used to the hurry and rush to get somewhere. You went to restaurants and they rushed […]

Experiencing 4 Seasons

I’ve always wanted the 4 seasons… As long as I can remember I wanted to live somewhere there was the 4 seasons; winter, spring, summer & fall. In California it was either extremely hot & dry or cold & dry. Rain storms in California was like a spit on the car. I found the 4 […]