From December, 2014

Enjoy Today!

Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving. Diane, my mother-in-law told me her Grammy who lost her daughter in a tragic circumstance, suffered with depression.  I wouldn’t have guessed her life had such sorrow woven in it.  When I first met her she was celebrating her 70th wedding…

Festive Favor

Angels shout it out! The world is all rejoicing, as the story is retold again and again.  Year after year we celebrate, Christmas festus meaning a joyous; holiday, feast day.  What do you feast for on Christmas?  Is it about the distractions of marketing? A home perfectly decorated?  Is about a new toy for the children?  Is it about Santa and such?  These things may contribute to your celebration, however Christmas is a festival of cheer and good news at the birth of the King.  Have you heard?  Have you wondered at the glory of this King? Christ·mas noun 1. the annual Christian festival celebrating Christ’s birth,…

THE. PERFECT. GIFT.

  Unchanging perfection.   Year after year, the gift remains perfect.  Above all the rest it out shines all the baubles and glimmering lights.  This gift brings happiness, brightness, cheer, and hope to every heart. James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. C. S. Lewis may have said it best, God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. So go and tell on the mountain, over the hills…

Arrival

He was a puff of fluff- in the outdoor cafe.    In the center of Paris, a sweet pup was licking my hand loving me from the moment I sat down. Our dogs bring an impact everywhere.  Their joy the rousing playful cheer it’s all out there for everyone to experience.   When someone arrives you feel their presence in the room right away.  The “happy” bring their fizzle of happiness into the room.  The puppy brings his play into the room.  The opposite is true as well. The addict brings their addiction with them.  The gossip brings her tender…