Bits & Bites of Fine Spiritual Food

Handfuls On Purpose

  I call it “handfuls on purpose,” and this Thanksgiving season is a good time to remember the story.  In the Old-Testament book of Ruth, the widow Ruth went to work for Boaz to glean in his fields. It was...

Helping Over the Long Haul

  I know several people who struggle with chronic pain or other tragic situations for them or someone they love. Their journeys have been long and hard and lonely. They often tell me how the more protracted the sickness or...

September – National Preparedness Month

September, 2015, has been named “National Preparedness Month” Whether we face a terrorist attack or a natural disaster, making adequate provision could allow for us to survive a catastrophe and also to provide assistance to others. Some call those who...

Happy Birthday to Me

September, 2015, is a BIG month for me: I turn 30 years old! That’s when I gave my life to Christ. I have celebrated many, many wonderful events including my wedding and the births, graduations, and marriages of my children. ...

Backpacks and Cinnamon Rolls

Like many of you, we have one of them: the red “You-Are-Special” plates. We have set it out through the years to acknowledge many birthdays and notable achievements. But the red plate wasn’t the only way we helped family members feel celebrated. Once...

God’s Resources for Each Task

Love that Addie! At times, I have found it difficult to be a good grandmother (especially to grandchildren who live far away) and still accomplish everything else I’m called to do. But I like the person I become when I...

Not Seeing Results In Your Difficult Financial Circumstances?

“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers” (3 Jn. 1:2). This verse tells us that prospering our souls should be our prime focus. We trust in a higher Power...

No Greater Joy Than To Hear That My Children Are Walking In The Truth

Do you know Christ but have a child who does not? Have you prayed long and hard for one or more of your children but have yet to see the results? As Christians, the most important goal of our parenting...

New Year’s Resolution – Pray the Promise for Our Children

Most of us had the privilege of spending time with family members during the Christmas season. We got to hear what was going on in their lives, so what better time than this to pray specifically for our children’s needs?   Pray...

Emotional Stress Management God’s Way

  Emotional Stress Management God’s Way   Learning to pray the promise instead of the problem has changed my life! It puts me in control of difficult situations instead of them controlling me. It gives me tools for praying effectively...