Thoughts on Blogging

I initially started this blog to write and learn about my husband’s interest in racing. I tried to combine this with our venture into gluten-free eating, and ended up realizing I just like to write devotionals that connect Scripture to real life. I tried to throw in some photography and marriage advice along the way,…

“Wherever You Are…”

There’s a song by Good Little Giants called “Olly Olly Oxen Free.” Anyone know the phrase? until I heard the song, I hadn’t heard that phrase for when the seeker gets done counting in hide-and-seek. We always used to yell, “Apples, peaches, pumpkin pie; who’s not ready? Holler, “I!” Oh the days of hide and…

My “Pray More; Worry Less” Stone

Stones are useful. We see three stones being selected as David’s weapon when he goes against Goliath (1 Samuel 17:40). At Easter, we remember how the stone that covered Jesus’ temporary tomb was rolled away when He came back to life (Matthew 28:2)! Stones are also used to remember things. After they crossed the river…

An Ocean of Distractions Part III: It’s so shiny!

Getting back to the ocean…The baby sea turtles in Planet Earth II’s “Cities” episode reminded me of how Jesus is the light of the world. We can’t be distracted by any lesser lights or shiny things like the baby sea turtles often and unfortunately are after they are hatched. The turtles have the instinct to travel towards…

An Ocean of Distractions Part II: Can you hear me now?

In addition to the plastic pollution that we humans have put in the oceans, sound pollution also creates problems for creatures of the sea. Underwater, you wouldn’t know the level of sounds with which ocean creatures communicate! It’s pretty cool that fish “talk” to each other about things like food and enemies. In Blue Planet…

An Ocean of Distractions Part I: Are you eating plastic?

The BBC’s Planet Earth Series showcases God’s beautiful creation all around the world. Their latest episode in the Blue Planet II segment described how humans have negatively and unintentionally impacted the oceans. I believe in protecting wildlife and was glad that the BBC decided to showcase this tragedy. However, in this post and the next…

The Mansion Experience

Imagine a mansion where the garage holds a pink convertible, the master bedroom includes a bubble bath and porch, and the greenhouse has all sorts of mysterious plants to study. You can dance in the ballroom, entertain on the two-story patio, type on the lime-green computer in the office, and get a tan in the…

Leaping Babies

Have you ever been around a pregnant woman and seen her baby move and kick! It’s amazing! Maybe you’ve been pregnant and felt the baby from the inside respond to your taste in music and food and activities. Those babies are full of life and God knows all about them! “For You formed my inward…

“The Lord opened her heart..”

“And on the Sabbath day we went out of the city to the riverside, where prayer was customarily made; and we sat down and spoke to the women who met there. Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira, who worshiped God. The Lord opened her heart to…

Things We Need to Hear from God about

In education, you are supposed to be able to go into any classroom and be able to ask a student, “What are you doing?” and “What are you learning” and get a good answer. If the student doesn’t know what they are supposed to be doing, they won’t be learning. If the student doesn’t know…

Have you not Heard?

“…Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble…