Where are you headed?

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.  For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.”  Galatians 5:16-17 NASB. God wants us to be headed on a course He has designed, where we are living and making choices according to the desires of our → Read more

Where are you headed?2020-10-23T10:42:33-04:00

Choosing Life and Community

I was sitting in the waiting room at Raleigh Neurology preparing for my monthly IV. One of my friends who I see monthly was in the waiting room as well. We didn't say much. The TV was blaring in the back ground telling the same story over and over again, beating the crisis, chaos and confusion, like a drum against our hearts. But we just looked at each other . . . in each other's eyes. We smiled. We were → Read more

Choosing Life and Community2020-10-23T10:44:29-04:00

It is not about saying no…

I go through buffet lines a lot differently than I used to. Earlier in my life, I would see all the options and pile my plate high, wanting a little bit of everything.  Even with just a little bit of each item, soon my plate was overflowing and my belly overstuffed. When life presents options like that buffet line for me today, I can choose a different view.  Everything still looks so good and I want to try it all! → Read more

It is not about saying no…2020-10-23T11:06:16-04:00

My Smile Pact

I made a pact with myself: A smile pact. If someone were to take a picture of me every 5 minutes during the course of one day what would they capture? Ugh. They would see concentration. Stress. Frustration. On my best days! Children smile up to 400 times a day. What happened to my smile? I could say it got lost in deadlines. Or maybe swallowed up by failures. Perhaps it was stolen by sorrows. In reality, nothing happened to → Read more

My Smile Pact2020-10-23T11:10:01-04:00

The Aroma Of Grace

How pleasant it is to walk outside and smell the honeysuckle. We have banks of them behind our house. Last week I went looking for them and my untrained eye couldn't find any. Today the vines are loaded with blooms and to find them I only need to follow their fragrance, their aroma. We each have an aroma, a distinctive scent. Our aroma has to do with our presence, that quality that makes us who we are. We've all experienced → Read more

The Aroma Of Grace2020-10-22T09:54:03-04:00
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