The Lazarus Effect had a Jesus Affect   Recently updated!

Have you ever been asked this question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Or, maybe even asked this question yourself? There are many valid answers: bad choices, God is redirecting, the testing of faith…But there is one you may not have considered. Bad things happen to good people […]

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The Faith~Drive-Thru Conundrum

The Faith~Drive-Thru Conundrum 1

I used to love to cook. I wish I could say I still do; but somewhere along the way, it’s become a tedious chore. As an “on the go” family, it takes a lot of forethought, time and energy that I just can’t seem to muster some days. That’s when […]

The Remedy for Short-Sighted Faith 2

Jesus is more than our future hope He is our present help This is easy to forget, sometimes…in the midst of a trial, feeling lost in our job, swamped with debt, fighting for our health, consumed with depression or just plain tired. It’s easy to become complacent, to cling so […]

The Remedy for Short-Sighted Faith


Wanted: Nobodies and Nevergonnabe’s

Truth: God delights in using the weak, insignificant, least of these people to fulfill His kingdom’s purpose. This is so revolutionary. While the world looks for the strongest and the bravest and the biggest and the best and the most accomplished; our God, seeks the weak, and the weary, and […]

And the Winner is…

Thank you to all who read and commented on the Guest Blog and Giveaway from Thursday which featured Susan DeGarmo’s new book, “Many Paws: The Year of Change.” The winner of this giveaway is Beth Calvert of Huntington, WV. Thank you for participating, Beth!

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Clever Lies and Broccoli 2

Romans 1:18-20 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,” As a parent, I have been guilty of “suppressing.” I’ve suppressed something “good” inside something “not as good” for the sake of the partaker.  Like masking vegetable inside […]

A Sneak Peak + A Giveaway= A Great Post 3

I have never in my life heard of altered books; but, after seeing Susan DeGarmo’s new book, “Many Paws: The Years of Change,” I am obsessed! Susan used altered books to shed light on an otherwise taboo subject. It is not only cute and clever with pop-ups and customizable pages […]



Why Mary Pondered…

Several times in Luke, scripture states that Mary pondered accounts of Jesus in her heart. When the Shepherds came to the stable to find Jesus and proclaimed to everyone all that was told to them concerning Jesus (Luke 2:18-19) She marveled at the things which were spoken by Simeon, whom […]

What I Learned from a Frog

“Dog days of summer” at our house means doing what we can to keep our four dogs, cool, happy and hydrated when they have to be outside. One of their new favorite things is to sit in a baby pool of water while they drink. Not very sanitary, but I’ve […]



Wait Well…

Waiting is not my forte’. And, although I can appreciate the good waiting does toward developing godly character in my life, I fail miserably at waiting. I feel like a child in “big church,” squirming in the pew, waiting for the service to end. I look for stuff to do […]