Honoring Mom

“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), Ephesians 6:2 ESV My mom was smart, beautiful and a successful novelist, but she also battled with the unseen enemy of mental illness so writing about her has not been easy. Those who have never lived with someone with their own version…

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I confess I have been complaining too much lately. I posted this because I love how Joni and Ken whomight have plenty to complain about in normal times are being patient, thankful and encouraging others. Relying on God’s help today I’ll try to do better!

Counting Blessings

Some people from a church in Alabama were talking to me at the annual Strawberry festival here in Florida. They asked me if I could guess three things that God could not do. The first one I did get right because I knew that God can not lie; but the second I had forgotten which…

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…

Lemon Time Again

Well today was the first day of lemon picking. I hear they say that if life gives you lemons -make lemonade. Check…done that and nothing is sweeter. So maybe the next step as the harvest comes in is to share some with the neighbors. In everything give thanks for this is the will of God…