Have you ever attended a church service that lasted for what seemed like an eternity and you thought, “if this is heaven, I’m not sure I want to go there?” Boring! As pastors and congregations have tried to attract people to the pews, they have embraced different styles to pique curiosity and up the rate… Read More
I want to invite you to join me for a few minutes in Cateura, Paraguay. A slum community built on a landfill. Director Favio Chavez says, “The world sends us garbage. We send back music.” [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJrSUHK9Luw] I’m both humbled and inspired.
Will you remember . . . those who died for your freedom? Will you remember . . . the Revolution when 4,500 Americans died for the right to live in freedom with independence? Will you remember . . . the Civil War where brother fought against brother and 600,000+ died for a united nation and… Read More
I have a thing for baskets. Big baskets. Small baskets. Fabric baskets. Wooden baskets. Baskets with lids. Baskets without. I love baskets.
The purpose of life is a life of purpose. ~Robert Byrne Blessed is the people of whom this is true; blessed is the people whose God is the Lord. Psalm 144:14 Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. ~ Oscar Wilde
Do you have a favorite corner in your home? This is mine. A little corner in my kitchen that holds my favorite 30-year-old Habersham Plantation bench, an artificial antique feather tree complete with collection of ornaments, a window to let in lots of sunlight, and now a new painting.
Rev and I enjoyed a late lunch at our favorite restaurant yesterday afternoon. We were the last table at the end of the lunch rush which gave us a little time to visit with our server, Nikki. We’ve enjoyed her kindness before . . . she had a beautiful smile and infectious laugh, both of… Read More
“What day is it?” asked Pooh. It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. My favorite day,” said Pooh.” ~ A.A.Milne Today is your day . . . This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad today! Psalm 118:24 Having spent the better part of my life trying either to relive the past or experience the future… Read More
I don’t profess kitchen proficiency. For me the ideal recipe goes together in under 20 minutes, is healthy, and tastes delicious. Not too much to ask, right? I probably spend more time looking for recipes than I spend cooking. I’ve signed up for emails from Women’s Day, Real Simple, Bisquick, Good Housekeeping, etc. The other… Read More
Mother’s Day! Just the mention of it produces emotion. Maybe like me – you’re already anticipating the emotional roller coaster you will ride this weekend. I’ve been: a biological mother, an adoptive mother, a foster-mother, a mother-in-law, and a substitute-mother. I’ve had: a mother, a mother-in-law, and many mom role models. I’ve been pregnant and I’ve… Read More
The key is taking responsibility and initiative, deciding what your life is about and prioritizing your life around the most important things. ~ Stephen Covey Stephen Covey author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People made a career out of encouraging people to name their priorities and goals. Then to use those goals and priorities… Read More
Have you turned multitasking into an art form? Is your middle name – Worry? Regret? Fear? Anxiety? Albert Einstein defined insanity as: “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Are you ready for a change? One that will stop the insanity? 7 Things that will Help You Live in the… Read More
I’m excited to tell you about a new weekly series I’ll be running on Fridays . . . Through My Front Door. As many of you know I’ve been a contributing writer for TJX – HomeGoods Stores Blog for as long as I’ve written here at CMB. In fact, I first learned about blogging through HomeGoods.… Read More
“He does have surprising, secret purposes. I open a Bible, and His plans, startling, lie there barefaced. It’s hard to believe it, when I read it, and I have to come back to it many times, feel long across those words, make sure they are real. His love letter forever silences any doubts: “His secret… Read More
Do you know a mom in need of encouragement? Maybe it’s you and you just let out a sigh and said, “How did you know?” or “My friend, ___________, is so tired and discouraged.” or “My mom does so much for everyone else, I really want to show her how much she means to us.”… Read More