Becoming An Encourager

It is so annoying when people just say things without thinking. I know I am annoyed with myself when I do it! Words just pop out that I really wasn’t expecting to say. Where do these words come from? Thoughts! I don’t know who is more surprised, me or the one my words were aimed at.  . . . → Read More: Becoming An Encourager


Memorial Day is the day we recognize those who died in the service of our country. We don’t know all their stories, but we do know that each one was known by God. God is the creator of each one, and is the one who mapped out their lives. Some followed His will and His . . . → Read More: Remembering…

An Unfolding Spiritual Journey

Under the Shadow of His Wings…

My inner being was empty.  I felt the loss keenly, uncertain why I felt incomplete.  Worse, nothing seemed to fill the emptiness inside.  I flowed through life without purpose, seemingly alone, and uncertain why I was alive.  Questions filled my heart, unspoken, but meditated upon.  No answers came.

One day a . . . → Read More: An Unfolding Spiritual Journey


A compelling Bible principle found in several Old Testament verses says: “be strong and of a good courage”. I find those words particularly encouraging in such a tumultuous world.

World turmoil is not new, and certainly not unique. However, when it involves Christians, it is time to take note because it means Christianity is under attack. So . . . → Read More: TAKE HOLD OF COURAGE

Seven Steps to Resolving Conflict

Holiday times often bring reminders of conflicts past. Sometimes these conflicts are never resolved, resulting in damaged relationships and even broken relationships. The holidays when families come together to celebrate are often tense, strained, and usually unpleasant because of past conflicts. This year with these seven steps from Proverbs on how to resolve conflict, there is . . . → Read More: Seven Steps to Resolving Conflict

Home for the Holidays Christmas Card

Christmas is always difficult when far away from home, but a Christmas card shortens the distance! This year reach out to far away family and friends with a Christmas card featuring a homey Christmas scene. Christmas card features a nativity scene against a Christmas tree and rustic backdrop. Inside features a Christian message of encouragement and . . . → Read More: Home for the Holidays Christmas Card

What Does the Bible Say About Sharing the Gospel?

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly diving the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)

It is exciting to be able to tell someone about the saving power of Jesus! It is also scary to be found ignorant of the Word of God, unable to explain what . . . → Read More: What Does the Bible Say About Sharing the Gospel?

Words of Encouragement Designs

Photography is always something I’ve been interested in pursuing! Digital photography is amazing, simply because the photos are dazzling. There really is no comparison to my old Kodak Instamatic. With a digital camera, I can take beautiful digital photos without the fuss. If you’re a photography buff, then like me you may have wondered what to . . . → Read More: Words of Encouragement Designs


“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Luke 6:38 (KJV)

Charitable giving is such a simple concept, and brings much satisfaction. So why is . . . → Read More: ASPECTS OF GIVING


Reading the headlines, it is not to difficult to discover the depth of anger that is harbored against people.  It doesn’t seem to matter who they are, what they stand for, or what they do.  Those in disagreement make their views known for good or for evil.  When it’s for evil, you will see how quickly . . . → Read More: THE FRUIT OF ANGER