Last fall, my small group of primary caregivers—Shining Lights—adopted a local nursing home as a service project. Each year, the Pastor asks all group leaders to consider providing an act of kindness to the community. Many groups choose to partner with the church’s SERVE projects to clean up around an elementary school or at one of our local partners’ outreach locations.
If you, imperfect as you are, know how to lovingly take care of your children and give them what’s best, how much more ready is your heavenly Father to give wonderful gifts to those who ask him?
October Blues: Conquer the fear that lurks near the end of the year. My dearest reader, The final stretch for the year is here. We can see the finish line, the white ribbon stretched across the track, and either we will fly through it and take hold of the prize at the end, or we canContinue reading “Short and Sweet Inspiration #5”
Dear Reader, A wedding has to be the worst place to meet your true love. But somewhere in between the minister’s prayers, the elated couple standing at the altar reciting their vows and the candlelight flickering all over the sanctuary, a girl’s heart softens. At least mine did on a crisp fall afternoon while witnessingContinue reading “Love at a Wedding: Love Letter #1”
He went by the name of Johnny Boy. Her name is still Shirley. He was a 20-year-old widow, Shirley, the mother of two small children. He enlisted into the Army, she into the Air Force. But neither of them had known the other until one late afternoon in Hawaii. I hope you enjoy Love Letter #4.
After a month, or so, of computer issues–ARGH!!! (I’m giving y’all my best pirate imitation)–I am back with a new love letter. It is the fourth in my season of scripting short stories about love. My prayer is that I will consistently practice writing flash and micro-fiction while completing the final edits to my debutContinue reading “The Real Deal”
I HAD to create a word image out of this Joel Osteen quote! 🔥 To remind myself: “We fight too many battles that don’t matter. If a battle is not between you and your destiny, it’s a distraction. It’s the enemy trying to lure you off course when a new level is waiting for you.”Continue reading “Why Fight?”
Happy Labor Day, Everyone! When our holiday is over, may we return to the righteous work of our hand (a.k.a. the thing God gave us to give to this world). I was thinking this morning that it would be great if we all did what God designed us to do when we were told toContinue reading “Restful Rules of Labor”
If you are like me, sometimes you have a tough time saying, “no.”
Dear Reader, We are living in perilous times but faith gives us the strength to approach every battle, first and foremost, on our knees. Feel free to make this prayer yours. It was sent to me to share with others. Blessed regards, Leah