Beautiful Things

Lisa looks out her kitchen window and frowns as she sees her five-year-old daughter, Katelynn, playing in the dirt on the side of the house.  “Not again,” she mutters.  “How many times do I have to tell her to stay out of that nasty pile of mud?”   She finishes placing the last dish on the… Continue reading Beautiful Things

Evidence of God in Nature

The unexpected beauty of ordinary

Dandelion.  The flower that thrives in difficult conditions.  A nuisance to your lawn.  A catcher of breath and dreams.  A symbol of the ability to rise above life’s challenges. I almost missed seeing this singular white puff ball on the side of the trail until my friend, Diane, insisted that I walk back to the… Continue reading The unexpected beauty of ordinary

Evidence of God in Nature

Nature Speaks

As the sun arose above the Mountains the air loaded with the rich perfume of clover and wildflowers.  And the heavy mountain dew looking like drops of silver on the rich leaves and blossoms. ----- I was looking around at the beautiful mountain scenery around me. Each side of the road being thickly lined with… Continue reading Nature Speaks

Seeking God

Hidden Beauty

Have you ever heard a story about a painting thought to be created by an amateur artist, but after being authenticated, was instantly promoted from an ordinary painting to a rare and valuable piece of art?  What was considered worthless, not fit to be hung on a wall, became a treasured piece of art, worthy… Continue reading Hidden Beauty


God has set eternity in the human heart

Ecclesiastes 3:11 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. With the unprecedented chaos going on in the world today because of COVID-19, our global community is being faced with the reality of how susceptible we… Continue reading God has set eternity in the human heart


They will have no fear of bad news

Psalms 112:6-9 Surely the righteous will never be shaken;     they will be remembered forever. 7 They will have no fear of bad news;     their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. 8 Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear;     in the end they will look in triumph on their foes. 9 They have freely scattered their… Continue reading They will have no fear of bad news

Power of God

Treasures in jars of clay

Jars of clay:  Ordinary, common, easily broken, worn and cracked. Our mind and bodies are like these clay jars:  susceptible to becoming fragile, broken and worn with use.   But it is human nature to hide our weaknesses.  We prefer to appear indestructible and exquisite rather than fragile and ordinary.  We cover our clay jar… Continue reading Treasures in jars of clay

Being Present

Be Still to Move Forward

Julia stands perfectly still in the middle of the trail. The memory of her mother passing away two years ago on this day halted her steps. Tears trickle down her face as she breathes in every detail of this moment. The spectacular view, the brisk air, the way her heart feels as it beats in… Continue reading Be Still to Move Forward


Creating a Values-Based Vision Board

Proverbs 3:5-6 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV) 5 Trust the Lord completely, and don’t depend on your own knowledge. 6 With every step you take, think about what he wants, and he will help you go the right way. If you are like me, you want to live intentionally in 2020, but you just can’t get yourself to write… Continue reading Creating a Values-Based Vision Board