One Word 2017: Habits

So, here we are again. A brand new year lies before us. The old one lays behind us as a pleasant memory or as motivation to do better this year. I wrote about that last time. I have been known to jump into a new year with a list of resolutions. Then, everyone got smart

July Building Blocks

  July. The lazy days of summer just seemed to pass us by, and we were running full speed all month. Building Spiritual Life I finished the New Testament epistles and did a study on Proverbs 31. You will be hearing more about that later. Building Relationships We spent time with Jeff’s family for Independence

3 Misconceptions We Have About Gifts

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all

March Building Blocks

March. Can it be we are finished with the first quarter of the year already? We’ve enjoyed some spring-like days as the weather tries to make up its mind in our part of the world. Building Spiritual Life I’m still doing my hymn devotionals and Year of Graces which I mentioned last month. I finished studying

One Word 2016 :: Build

If you are any type of photographer who reads this blog, you already know I am not one. You might be amused at my photo word for the year. I started to edit it a bit more, but then I decided it is already such an accurate picture to express my word that I left

How to Begin Cherishing Your Life

  We made it through another 31 Days of writing for me and reading for you. I’m actually finishing this a little past the 31st day, but that is just my life. Thank you so much for joining me on this journey. I told you about my day, my week, my year. I shared about

Cherishing My World

  “For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son…” So familiar. Such a beloved verse. But I question, do I love enough to give? Cherishing life broadens from those people and things closest to me. But sometimes, I’m narrow-minded and think only of those things I naturally cherish and love. The

Cherishing and Honoring Life

  It was the best of times and it was the worst of times. That may be the beginning of a classic novel, but it is also the story of our life this year. In a bittersweet way, we have learned the value of another person’s life. I cannot have a series on cherishing without

Cherishing Friends

  You probably know I’m not interested much in labels. However, I have learned that I am an introvert in my personality. We are actually a family of introverts with possibly two exceptions (jury’s still out on those). This means we have to be careful not to be anti-social, not because we’re shy, but because

Cherishing Things

  I’m truly not a very materialistic person. I credit that to my mother. She did not put a lot of sentimental value into things while we were growing up. Her life is truly about people. We would have company often since my father is a pastor. Mothers would come with small children, but Mom