Archive for March 2019

The Extra Milers

This month’s Here’s to You tribute is to the extra milers in our lives. We know them by their exceptional effort or kindness. Extra milers go above and beyond what’s required or expected and they do it without conditions, without expecting something in return. Several years ago, I wrote about someone I observed going the…

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Doctor Doctor

I have this thing about going to the doctor. I don’t like it. I don’t like yearly check ups, eye exams, or flu shots……even when I’m sick…….I resist going to the doctor. I’ll ignore my symptoms until I can’t, then I’ll plan my own course of treatment, try an essential oil or a handful of…

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Soggy Trails

I’ve wanted to post something all day for World Poetry Day. I read this poem for the first time months ago and I can’t get it out of my head. I shared it with my youngest daughter this evening since it’s World Poetry Day and all. I recited the first two lines full of passion.…

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Remember the Leftovers

I say if I’d been there to see the miracle of Jesus feeding the 5,000 with five loaves of bread and two fish that I’d follow him faithfully and never doubt anything he said. I would surely never question his promises after seeing him feed another crowd of 4,000 with seven loaves and a few…

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The Good Stuff

Bless the Lord, O my soul,    and all that is within me,    bless his holy name!Bless the Lord, O my soul,    and forget not all his benefits,who forgives all your iniquity,    who heals all your diseases,who redeems your life from the pit,    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,who satisfies you with good    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:1-5 ESV One of…

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Whoever Abides

Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season. Below is a blessing to mark the day. It brought to mind John 15:5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do…

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You Are a Letter

This week’s Monday School comes from verses I first read and thought about years ago and ones I talked about at a women’s event. I’m thinking about these verses found in 2 Corinthians again. “You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from…

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