The Gift of Joy

For in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. 2 Corinthians 8:2 ESV Our twelve year old grandson is named Christian. Whenever Christian is happy about something he squints his eyes, rubs his hands together and smiles as wide as…

God’s Point of View

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:6 I learned a few valuable lessons during my time as a tree surgeon that has helped me in my climb of faith. Tree climbing can be dangerous but our perception of that danger depends…

Taking Time to Be Thankful

We have time to eat turkey And time to have pie Time to watch football And for shopping on line But for the blessings of God Will they have time to say “Thanks” Or just time for politics And a film with Tom Hanks? But when Christ is the center Of all that we say…

Thanksgiving- A Doorway to Christmas

And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. Luke 17:15-16 KJV “What’s the magic word?” My Mom asked as I reached for the brownie in her hand….

When Lightning Strikes

He covers his hands with the lightning and commands it to strike the mark.                     Job 36:32 ESV Having worked another long day outside with temperatures flirting with one hundred degrees, we were enjoying the little bit of rain that the breeze wafted our way as we…