Monday, September 26, 2022

A Fun GIVEAWAY!

 "As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith." Galatians 6:10

I love supporting small businesses, and I especially love supporting small businesses that are owned by fellow Christians. Today, I am sharing a giveaway of two products that come from such a business, owned by Mennonite wife and mother, Megan Fox. You can find Megan's YouTube channel here and her product line here.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

"By the Mark"

"And He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.”
Luke 24:38-39

Years ago, Kevin and I came across the music of Gillian Welch, and I quickly became a fan of a song she co-wrote with David Rawlings called "By the Mark." The song is about the scars on Jesus' hands and feet, and it drew me in the first time I heard it. Fast forward to 2020 when two dear friends, Pat and Chuck, and I started a band called "Mountain Hope." I soon found out that they, too, are fans of Gillian's music and also love the song, "By the Mark." We added it to our repertoire right away, and Chuck and I have been singing it together ever since.

Monday, August 22, 2022

"Dear Lord, I'm Coming Home"

 "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon."
Isaiah 55:7

This post is a continuation of my last post, in which I talked about the day I recorded two of my original songs in Nashville. It was a day I will never forget. 

Monday, August 8, 2022

"When You Walk Through the Gates"

"The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass." Revelation 21:21

Songwriting has been a part of my life for many years. I can't remember when I wrote my first song or even which song I wrote first, for that matter. I go through seasons where I don't write a song for a long time, then, at other times, I have been known to be in the process of writing two songs at once. One of the most interesting things about my songwriting is how I am almost always inspired with the lyrics and melody simultaneously. I know it sounds odd, but rarely am I given one without the other. The Lord uses many sources to inspire me to write songs, but one of my main songwriting patterns seems to happen during times of deep trials. Today, I want to share one of my original songs with you, along with a bit of the back story.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

I Was Interviewed by Blake Barbera of "That You May Know Him"~Watch Here!

 "Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the people."
1 Chronicles 16:8

I was recently so blessed to be interviewed by Blake Barbera of the "That You May Know Him" podcast. Blake read my book, "Biblical Minimalism" and reached out to talk to me about it. Sitting down and chatting with Blake was an honor and joy. I hope our interview will be a blessing to you.

Friday, July 22, 2022

In Loving Memory of My Dear Friend & Fellow Blogger

 "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints."
Psalm 116:15

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. I am still in shock over what I am getting ready to say. This morning I found out my dear friend and longtime fellow blogger, Ang, left this world to be with Jesus on Wednesday, 7/20/2022. She leaves behind a husband, four children, parents, and many other family members and loved ones.

Monday, March 21, 2022

BOOK SALE!!, A Happy Good-bye & Good Riddance!, 20 Edifying YouTube Channels, & Other Randomness


Blog Issue

Before I get into the meat of this post, I wanted to address one of the blog issues I have been having. If you are a blogger and you have my blog imbedded in your sidebar blog roll, you have probably not been getting my blog post updates or been alerted when I publish a new post. Linda from Life and Linda so kindly helped me figure out this issue and told me you will need to insert this new feed into your blog roll in order to receive my posts:

https://www.blogger.com/feeds/2143425638178770788/posts/default 
Thank you for your patience, and please let me know if this doesn't fix the issue.

A Smilestone

I know it is quite late, but I wanted to praise God for a smilestone He allowed to happen on October 1, 2021. That day marked my Ten-Year Blogging Anniversary! How? I have no idea how time goes by so fast. I must be getting old because Mom always told me the older she got the faster time went! 

A Happy Goodbye that has Dramatically Improved my Life

I don't know about anyone else, but it feels to me like the whole world has been turned upside down ~ and not in a good way.