The simplicity and the difficulty of the Cross

I wanted to wish you a happy Easter weekend, spending time with family and friends you love.  As believers in Christ, we know that Easter is not about the Easter bunny, eggs, Peeps marshmallow candy, or even the cute chocolate bunnies we buy as gifts in colorful baskets for our kids. (Yes, I just bought Love this? Read More…

Refreshing Rain: Repent of your sin

Yesterday we had a sudden thunderstorm here: heavy rain, loud thunder, and lightning. It stopped as suddenly as it started, and reminded me of the thunderstorms in the south where I grew up. Afterward, everything looked so fresh: the emerald-green grass, the tree’s leaves, and the beautiful flowers like our neighbor’s cherry tree, pictured above.  Love this? Read More…

Know when to run

How do you know when to stay in a difficult situation, or when to walk away, or even run? You ask God.   Kenny Rogers is one of my husband Ray’s favorite country music artists. I saw him years ago in a little restaurant-bar in California, but didn’t know who he was then. I really Love this? Read More…