Gut Punch

Gut Punch

Life is full of them. A phone call. A letter in the mail. A conversation that caught you off guard. The actions of a loved one. A social media post directed at you. Something you never expected to find in your home/computer/email/cellphone/etc. Up until that moment,...
Blessings will overflow

Blessings will overflow

Paying it forward, one quarter at a time To get a cart at our local grocery store you have to put a quarter in that thing on the handle. I guess it’s used to keep all the carts in one place to make it easier for their employees to collect them. A few months ago,...
On Grace and Gratitude

On Grace and Gratitude

As we enter into the holiday season, it’s impossible to ignore the idea of giving. I don’t mean the kind of extravagance suggested by jewelry store and car maker commercials we’re so inundated with at this time of year. I mean that very basic, pine...
Seeking Vineyard Workers

Seeking Vineyard Workers

You’re busy, I’m busy Many years ago, I had a friend who would sort of complain/brag about how busy she was.  She was often late and just exasperated.  The funny thing was that she just couldn’t explain what was making her so busy. That...
Song in my heart and my ears

Song in my heart and my ears

Music to my ears God often wakes me with a song in my heart.  Actually, He speaks to me in song all the time, so it’s only appropriate that He would help set the tone of  my day in words and music. Sometimes, when I first hear the song He’s selected for...
Approvals and Opinions

Approvals and Opinions

Pick me, pick me! One of my favorite YouTubers uploaded a vlog last week that I found less than appealing. And I wasn’t the only one. In fact, he had tens of thousands of dislikes. Pretty unusual for such a popular channel. I started to comment, something...