What Is Your Fruit? Photo by Andy Chilton on Unsplash My dad made the best apple butter. Anyone who ate Jimmy's apple butter knows I am speaking the truth. Every time we would go home to visit, we would have his apple butter for breakfast with biscuits. Over the years, I would ask my dad for his recipe. … Continue reading WHAT IS YOUR FRUIT?
What inspires a fresh hopefulness in you? Yesterday evening I was blessed to host the inaugural Treasured Tears Holiday dinner. One of the hardest seasons to walk through in the valley of the shadow of death is the Holiday season. Thanksgiving comes blatantly showing us the empty chair at the table. We hardly have enough … Continue reading A Fresh Inspiration of Hope
For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes – the Jew first and also the Gentile. ~ Romans 1:16 (NLT) She was sitting at the table directly in front of me. I could tell she was struggling. She was gathering … Continue reading It’s not about me
The Lord will work out his plans for my life-for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don't abandon me, for you made me. ~ Psalm 138:8 Life is hard sometimes. We don't always get to choose the journey of our own lives. What does a voice of grief sound like? A cry of anguish? … Continue reading Captain of My Ship
As I answered the phone I could hear the desperation in her voice. The cracking of the broken words as she shared the dark place her nineteen-year-old grandson was living in. Eight and a half years earlier his father was killed in Iraq. He was my friend's only son. Now his son was struggling with … Continue reading Faith in the Fire