Grumbling or Gratitude?

When I immediately react to difficult or frustrating situations it is easy to fall into the grumble trap. But on days when I slow down and ask God what He wants me to do then His peace comes and shows me how much I need to be grateful!

The Garden of the King

It is finally really summer and my Tiger Lilies and Shrub Roses are busy giving God glory with their soundless shouts of praise. They do not worry who has been planted near them or what could happen to them tomorrow. They are simply delighted with each day given. I believe that it is because somewhere…

The color of the Flower

But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” John 5:47 This Mother’s day Azalea was planted at our friend’s house almost 50 years ago. While it is amazing both in it’s beauty and size, what is also curious is the azalea on the neighbor’s side of the fence. It…

Hidden Treasure

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Matthew 13:44 Why does Jesus say that God’s message is a hidden mystery? It is all around us like air…

Singing Time

This April in Pennsylvania was the coldest in my memory. A few days the temperatures warmed only to be followed by snow and another cycle of gray skies and frigid nights. That experience sadly also sometimes resembles my relationship with the Lord. While my heart longs for singing the reality is more often colorless and…