Designing with Beauty and Grace

Focal Point Set a focal point in the room: A beautiful poster, or sleigh bed with white, luxurious, and elegant bedding. Maybe it’s a beautiful fireplace with a classic limestone mantel, accented with an elegant chair to read and relax in, and enjoy your favorite cup of herbal tea with that special tea set. Color […]

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The Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22–23 describes attributes of the Spirit that should be reflected in the life of a follower of Christ: the fruit of the Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Let’s reflect on a few of them and how to develop them in our lives. […]

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Dream Big

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Purposeful Moments

Countless idioms are used as analogies for life—a box of chocolates, a bowl of cherries, a mountain, an ocean! Personally, I love the anonymous quotes that compare life to a book: Life is like a thousand-page book. You want to quit halfway through, but then you realize you have a lot left to look forward […]

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Psalm 37:4 (NKJV)

 

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God’s Heavenly Hat Shop

Ah—what charm! What elegance! What class! Nothing compares to a lady in her hat. We love them all—big, bold, bright, beautiful, wide brim, straw, canvas, floppy, jeweled, or lace. We wear hats for every occasion—gardening, shopping, going to church, to the ball game, or just working around the house. In the temporal sense, we select […]

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In the Waiting

In a practical way, I want to show you how God’s grace works in our everyday lives. Have you been waiting on God to answer something, or several somethings, for a very long time? Aren’t most of us in a “waiting” mode about one thing or another? As I contemplated God’s grace, He reminded me […]

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Kingdom Fruit

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The Fruit

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Abiding in Him

Every human heart wants to know, “Am I loved? Am I important? Why am I here on earth, and does my existence and life have purpose? Am I being fruitful in the world?” God’s response is, “Yes, you are loved. Yes, you are important. For I created you and filled you with purpose to make […]

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