I love beautiful things, don't you? I love looking at beautiful structures and see how they were put together with such ingenuity. I also love looking at babies because they are so beautiful in their fresh 'newness' in life. But what I often don't enjoy or appreciate is looking at myself in the mirror, because… Continue reading Beauty Is Fleeting
I have a good friend who recently started writing again after a long pause. In so many ways, our lives have been parallels, and this year is no different. We are both working through a year of intentional focus on our Christian walk. I love her recent post about the "Anxiety of Silence". The older… Continue reading The Anxiety of Silence — The Red House on the Corner
There are times in the Christian's walk when the cross we bear for Christ seems too heavy a burden to carry, even though it is a burden that must be carried if one is to be a disciple of Christ. This is why Jesus repeatedly warned His followers to weigh the price of carrying the… Continue reading The Cross You Bear
I love the Old Testament! There is so much in it to cherish and encourage and warn us about in those inspired writings. One of my favorite books is Nehemiah. I once led a bible study from Nehemiah because there are beautiful themes and truths to be found there. I truly fell in love with… Continue reading Building a Wall, Scripture Memory
Do you have a relative or friend, someone you love, who is walking the dangerous path of self-destruction due to addiction? I do. Watching someone struggle with addictions, bounce in and out of jail, bounce in and out of rehab, and then the addiction kills them...it's painful. It's painful to live through because I also… Continue reading Homeboy
This post was written shortly after a dear friend of mine lost her 5th child in 2014. We wept together again last month when she lost her 6th child in 2015. Pastor Scott's sermon came to mind again. Last week was one of mourning for me. A very dear friend of mine miscarried her 5th… Continue reading Weep with those who weep.
Historically speaking, tonight is a preparation or the anticipation of a major historic event for the Christian world. It is not about decor around the house, or the tree being lit, or even the gifts under the tree. It is about the Messiah, who had been promised to God's covenant people. A promise given back… Continue reading Mary Did You Know?