Peace

I Bring Good News

I Bring Good News

Who is our enemy in these troubling times? Our President characterizes the fight against the COVID-19 virus as a war. And that it is. This virus is the enemy of our country and world. We are in information overload. Are you like me and have thought a couple of times, “I’ve got a cough. Do I have a fever?”  Are you also fighting the enemy of anxiety? The health and economic challenges we face add…

How Fixing Our Thoughts is Like Fixing Our Hair

How Fixing Our Thoughts is Like Fixing Our Hair

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7, NLT But how, Paul? How does this work in real life? Give us some steps to walk this out, please. Let’s pretend that Paul is thinking,…

3 Things to Learn from An Unruly Garland

3 Things to Learn from An Unruly Garland

So, I’ve been working on Christmas decor this week and I have encountered the most obstinate piece of garland ever created. When I picked it out at Paul Michael’s store, it seemed so minimalist. It was not dense or heavy. I had dreams of it winding around thingies on the mantel. You know, kinda like sugar plums dancing in my head.  My head was dancing alright. When you must resort to using your head to hold…

Pondering the Birth of Jesus

Pondering the Birth of Jesus

Hey friends, welcome Ellen Chauvin to our porch. I wrote for her a few weeks ago, Learning to Listen. Hop over there to remind yourself of how Ellen and I met. Ellen has an amazing Christmas e-book that she is gifting to her subscribers and she wants to offer it to Y’all too.  Ellen is a joy to be with and a steady, calm voice to my heart when I need it. Enjoy the words she has…