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The Bottom line...

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. And the second is like it   you shall love your neighbor as yourself. (Matt.22:36-40) That's it...

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Blessing

To Bless... to bestow good of any kind upon. Blessing... the act or words of a person.   A Blessing is such a powerful act! The one thing it takes to bless is action. We can bless each other in many ways, but probably the biggest way to bless someone is with our words. Words are powerful and a creative force.  In Proverbs 18 it tells us that life and death are in the power of the tongue. When we speak words of kindness to others and about others we are speaking life to them and ourselves. When we speak unkind to others and about others we are speaking death to them and to ourselves. Sounds serious... it is! Let's...

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A New Perspective!

There were a few friends with the girls in the hospital room. I decided now was a good time to leave them and Ron and run home to shower and change out of the clothes I had been wearing the last few days. It was late and dark as I headed away from the hospital.  Those of you that know me well know I have a thing for downtown areas.  After living in St. Louis for a few years I always wanted to live somewhere that had a beautiful downtown.  It is one of the things that make me love Jacksonville.  I love going downtown just to drive around and look at the buildings and I absolutely love seeing the...

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Thankful for...

This year we have a "Thankful Tree" at church that we have decorated with the things that we as a community of believers are thankful for. The "FALLing In Love" series we did earlier this Fall really challenged me to take a deeper look at the things I say  "I love." We can live at such a fast pace that we don't even allow ourselves to stop and feel life. We say we love God, we did commit our life to Him at some point, but maybe we haven't put much into the relationship in a while. And of course, I love my spouse, even though I don't really show him because I am so tired from all the things...

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