Category: All Four Sides of Me

Passover and the Reversal of Destiny

Celebrate the Victory Because of sin, we all will face death, revealing our destiny-choices before God. We need to prepare for our remaining days as seriously as Esther, and celebrate our freedom and victories as heartily as all of Xerxes Jewish kingdom. No witness…

The King’s Heart Revealed

When the first dinner was completed the King offered Esther ‘up to half the kingdom’ but she requests a repeat performance the following night. Whether God spoke to her or through her at that moment, we can certainly see God’s working during the later…

Healthy Personality – Healthy Church Body!

I recently read a post, Introverts in the Church by Susan Cain. The story described an irritated introvert who was greeted by five different people when visiting a church, and left before the service feeling overwhelmed when he wanted to remain anonymous. Interesting –…

49 things

That’s what we decided to do for our 49th anniversary!  Poor Ken wondered often when this anniversary would ever end, but always with a smile. It was a blast and a blessing. I’m grateful for the best find of my life – at the…

Live like Lazarus!

Already our 40 day Live Like Lazarus experiment is done.  If you have ever fasted and focused on God for a specific time, you have an idea of how this experiment ran… if you multiply that by 70. It is an awesome thing to…

Maintenance

Life should be more than maintenance of things – C.S. Lewis The necessity of maintenance is the main reason many young people choose to rent an apartment or home, rather than own it.  I should correct that, as a missionary cook I met told…

Great is Thy Faithfulness

I used to write down something new I learned every day.  I’m still learning, but my journal has grown to include many spiritual blessings and I stand amazed at constant provision and answers to prayer. For example: Within a couple hours yesterday we had…

Am I like a Daffodil or a Carnation?

Ah the encouraging sunshine gold of daffodils.  I love how they break through even while the snow struggles to keep its hard grip on the earth. As mentioned, the Daffodil looks like a trumpet. Symbolically, the Daffodil encourages us  to announce our souls-growth after…

Seven Little Simpledown Victories

1. The writer’s workshop last Saturday was located where?  In a bookstore!  Danger, danger.  And guess who arrived half an hour early. Despite that half hour mini-tour and a creative writing activity that gave us more minutes to roam and examine store contents, I…

No – No – NO! – YES!

There are only two words that will always lead you to success. Those words are yes and no. Undoubtedly, you’ve mastered saying yes. So start practicing saying no. Your goals depend on it! – Jack Canfield My goal of paying off two bills this…

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