Showing posts from January, 2017

Defense of Faith

Like a burden too heavy to bear, I have felt the disgrace of the dishonor done to Jesus' Name, His Kingdom, and His Character. The tragedy is that this dishonor happens among Christians. We use what pertains to Him in vain, selfish, and disrespectful ways.

The weight of it is crushing. It is shameful. By the casual, careless tossing about of ideas in the name of Christianity we can drive people away from Jesus.

Jude 1:3 talks about standing for true faith in Jesus.

"Dear friends, I had been eagerly planning to write to you about the salvation we all share. But now I find that I must write about something else, urging you to defend the faith that God has entrusted once for all time to His holy people." 

How should I "Defend the faith?" What will keep me in truth? Do I represent Christ in all my ways?

Verse 20 says,

"But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, and awaiting the mercy of our Lord Jesus Chr…

Books I'm Reading

"For Thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness." Psalm 18:28

The reading of a good book is like a candle lighting an otherwise dark, unknown path with a glow of wisdom, humor, comfort, adventure, serenity, happiness, or any number of emotions, thoughts, and ideas.

Winter days and barren gardens. Long evenings and hours indoors. These provide the perfect opportunity to reach for my pile of books. I don't crochet, though I've tried and sincerely wish I could, but I love to read!

I am either about to begin, right in the middle, or recently finished with that stack of books. It is not unusual for me to have two to four books going at one time. Reading good books is about learning, exploring, growing, inspiring, challenging, relaxing. I am by no means an expert on what is the best reading material but I am willing to share with you this part of my daily life if perchance it may enrich your life in some way. I am sure the criteria I apply when …

Schweitzer Memories 2016

In the weeks leading up to our arrival at Schweitzer Mountain Resort we anxiously kept an eye on the weather forecast in hopes of seeing significant snowfall. We were going a week earlier than usual and that meant a bigger chance of less powder on the slopes. They have snow machines up there but we wanted a blanket of real snow to create a winter wonderland all around us. No worries, it measured in feet, not mere inches!

Awakening to this gorgeous landscape of mountain, lake, snow, and rose-tinted sunrise is like taking a super tonic each morning. It is pure health to the soul and joyful music to the spirit.

When snowflakes are captured in sunshine we are treated to a dazzling display of sparkling light.

The first evening is filled with the excitement and anticipation of Christmas gifts for all the children. These littles are lined up in a row, eagerly waiting for grandpa to hand down the presents.

All the granddaughters, aglow with the delight of four days and nights together!

This …