Category: Spiritual Principles

Are we really the author of our story?

On every cover of a book the author’s name appears. Why? It’s the author’s story. The author decides the plot, creates the characters, and decides how events unfold. Others can have an opinion about an author’s handiwork, but the story belongs to the author and is protected by copyright laws. I have been captivated by…[View Article]

Is your picture of God too small?

Watch this 1.5 minute video clip HERE and then ask these questions about God. (@AMAZINGNATURE on Twitter, 1/1/2019 at 12:37 p.m.) Are you really handing God your problems? THIS God, not a smaller version you have in your head. …do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let…[View Article]

Week 4 of Advent: Love dies.

This is the first year of my life I prepared my heart for celebrating Christmas by paying attention to the church practice of advent during the four Sundays in December. I have been sobered by the HOPE of our adoption, challenged by the FAITH of Mary and Elizabeth, and have been practicing PEACE. This week,…[View Article]

Week 3 of Advent: How to add PEACE to the busy.

Christmas is nine days away. The last day of school for many children is only four days away. Adding to our normal daily routines, this season delivers helping children study for midterms, gift shopping, Christmas cards and extra doses of groceries, cooking, baking, traveling, guests, family dynamics and cleaning. What am I forgetting? Oh, yes….[View Article]

What if Thanksgiving occurs during hard times?

Usually I like to post a warm and fuzzy post for Thanksgiving week about gratitude, but not this year. Families and friends are gathered around good food all across our nation this week in hopes of enjoying themselves. But so often we don’t enjoy ourselves. Being with family can be hard, and for so many,…[View Article]