I did not intend for this to become a series, but after I wrote the previous post, I was challenged in the Sunday message at my church to embrace limitations…To look at the actual limits that I may encounter where I am and use that to spark creativity. Continue reading
Recently the spring-cleaning bug hit me…I cleaned out and de-junked all of my bedroom, closet, and front hall entrance (I think this is the first time I’ve been able to see the bottom of the hall closet in several months!). Continue reading
At first I wasn’t sure if these would be any good, but they are very yummy and moist. They’re not super sweet cookies, but perfect for dessert, tea or coffee, or even breakfast! :) Continue reading
I’ve never really liked this question.
To me, it seems to put so much pressure on finding that one thing that’s absolutely perfect for the rest of your life.
What’s the opposite of failure? Success.
Well, maybe…but I don’t think so. Continue reading
I hardly ever answer the phone at work. Usually the main line gets picked up by one of the receptionists in my office, and I only answer if both of them are busy. Yesterday, this is what happened. I could hear that both were with a student, so I found myself answering. Continue reading
Depending on where you live, right now it’s either really cold or really, really cold (unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere where it is summer right now…or Florida….but that doesn’t count). So, for this post, I thought that I would share a few of the things that are helping keep me warm right now on these cold days. These are things that I love, too, and I’m hoping you will love them as well! :) Continue reading
This is one of my favorite Christmas songs to sing at church–maybe because it extends past just the holiday season. It reminds me that God chose to come to earth in the form of a human baby, and grew up to live a life without doing anything wrong; not for His own benefit, but so that He could ultimately take our place for sin, and conquer the chains of death, hell, and the grave forever–for us!
“Why, then, was the law given? It was given alongside the promise to show people their sins. But the law was designed to last only until the coming of the child who was promised…If the law could give us new life, we could be made right with God by obeying it. But the Scriptures declare that we are all prisoners of sin, so we receive God’s promise of freedom only by believing in Jesus Christ…But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, ‘Abba, Father.’ Now you are no longer a slave [or an orphan] but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.” (Galatians 3:19, 21-22; 4:4-7, NLT)
I love that!–The story of Christmas is the story of adoption! :)
To all my friends (and acquaintances who I still pray for anyway!) who have chosen to live their lives in the sphere of adoption and/or foster care, may the reality of the truth of the Gospel of peace be made clear in your homes this Christmas! :)