“This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you” (2 Timothy 1:6).
What gift has God given you? Whatever it is, it’s not for you to keep to yourself. God’s people need you to use it! Exercise that gift, and grow it for the betterment of others.
My husband and I took five days in October to hike the mountains of western Massachusetts. We thought the autumn would be a beautiful opportunity to spend some time surrounded by the colors of the season. What we didn’t predict was the amount of leaves on the trail that became almost treacherous after the rain began! Added to the wet leaves were the wet rocks sometimes hidden beneath the leafy blanket. In spite of wearing great hiking boots, I wiped out more than one time when my footing was not as sure as I expected it to be. Continue reading Watch Your Step!
I love watching the sky during my commutes throughout the week. Every day provides a different scene with clouds carried along by invisible air currents. Even on clear, cloudless days the sky contains different hues of blue. Continue reading Eyes on the Skies
I am not generally one to address current events, but today I will share my raw inner angst. Yesterday’s coordinated attacks in Paris struck a nerve that hasn’t been touched in quite a while. There have been plenty of opportunities to be affected, but somehow my mind boxed them all up as impersonal, somewhere-else-events. Continue reading Fallen Lives
Meet Andrew, our cat. He’d say hello, but he’s sleeping. Not a care in the world, except maybe keeping his nose warm! Now, I like my sleep, but even I think 20 hours is a bit much…
I think we need to find our inner cats, though. Continue reading Take a Load Off
A few weeks ago, I blogged about white pine trees. If you could get a bird’s eye view of a nice patch of woods, white pines are the ones you would see popping up above the surrounding trees. They grow tall and straight…unless, of course, they are growing along the coast, pummeled by the constant winds blowing in from the ocean. They twist and turn in all different directions as they grow, but their growth is not halted by their surroundings. Continue reading Veterans Day