Publications, Opportunities, and Other News

I don’t believed in luck, but I am a firm believer in divine appointments. As I have stated a number of times in my posts, I did not willingly jump into the world of blogging. In fact, the exact opposite happened – I fought God for months, telling Him how unqualified I was to write…

Beneath the Canopy – Guest Post

Today’s guest post is by my longtime friend, Beverly Hope. A number of years ago, Beverly sent me copies of the inspirational pieces she wrote for her hometown newspaper. I am thankful she shared her writing with me.  Today, I share her writing with you. ~~~~~~~ Beneath the Canopy by Beverly Hope On a recent business trip with…

Anchored

A few weeks ago, my family and I went kayaking on Keuka Lake. Fishing was my goal, but thanks to the wind, my boat would not stay in one place. After being blown across the lake several times, I remembered the anchor. Rummaging through my supplies, it didn’t take long for me to realize my…

Return to Sender

For several weeks this summer I felt like the title of the old Elvis Tune, “Return to Sender,” because my address was unknown. I don’t ever remember a time when I didn’t have an address. I mean – an actual, physical address. The kind of address where there is a residence on the property and…

From a Teen’s Perspective

June 19, 2015 Todays post is printed with the permission of my youngest daughter. Over the years, on top of being Mom, I somehow acquired the role of proofreader. As such, I get the privilege of being the first to read the essays, book reports, and term papers penned by my kids. One of the…

From a Tangled Mess

Several weeks ago I submitted a devotional to a Christian e-zine for possible publication. The process was lengthy, and before I hit “send” I must have edited the piece at least 14 times to ensure adherence to the writing criteria. Thinking it was a long shot that my submission would be published I crossed that…

Trust

Trust is something that I have been thinking about a lot lately. Where do I place my trust? All too often I seem to place my trust in the things around me, the things that I can actually see. My comfort lies there in those zones, with the tangible and the real. But in truth, anything…

WHATEVER! vs. Whatever…

WHATEVER! – A single word that can be used in a derogatory fashion. WHATEVER DAD! WHATEVER MOM! WHATEVER GOD! WHATEVER! Vs. Whatever – A single word that precedes a positive action or quality. “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the…

Resolution Revision

At least one time during my teen years, my grandfather challenged all of the grandkids to read the Bible from cover to cover. For encouragement, as a Christmas present, he gave each of us a version of the One Year Bible. Unfortunately, I was quite defiant and didn’t think it was possible for me to…