Morning Song

Not too long ago, I had been sitting outside on my back deck, enjoying the morning songs of the many birds that live in and visit the towering Ponderosa Pines that surround our peaceful country home.  I noticed that the Hummingbird feeder was empty, so I went inside to mix more food for my hungry […]

Worship – Pastor Gayla Bagwell

As you listen to the Michael W. Smith “Worship” CD this week, I believe true worship will fill your soul. These are older songs we are all familiar with, and the anointing on them is life changing. If you take time to worship in the presence of the Lord, you will find the answers that you seek. Many of […]

Song of Solomon 2:4

The Giver of Dreams

Dreams…everyone has them; dreams for their lives and the future. Sometimes, those dreams can be snatched away in the blink of an eye. Life doesn’t always happen the way we dream it will (pun intended). Life can throw some devastating blows; and before you know it, everything you dreamed for your life is gone. It […]

Living Life by God’s Design – Not by Default

We only get one shot at living life – one chance. Why, then, would we ever spend it passively, in a mode of default? According to the dictionary, default is defined as “a failure to act; inaction or neglect.” To translate that, living by default would mean a failure to show up for our lives, […]

The Language of Flowers

The Fruit of Our Lips

Words have power. Words are not just sounds that we hear; they are living, powerful realities that can either help or harm. In the book of Proverbs, Solomon teaches about human speech. Proverbs 25:11 states: “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver” (NRSV). The word fitly is a […]

Simplicity in Spring

Spring signals nature’s awakening. As nature unfolds the newness all around us, we may find ourselves desiring lighter, fresher food choices. Spring foods bring a clean, crisp, fragrant element to the menu (think berries and early greens). Greens, a traditional springtime food choice in most cultures, provide a refreshing, cooling, and cleansing effect to the […]

God’s Spa

When thinking about spas, we usually envision someplace to relax, pamper ourselves, and get away from the hustle and bustle of life. It’s a place where we can go to forget our problems. But in my experience, going to a temporal spa only provides temporary relief. Therefore, I recommend God’s Spa, where we can find […]

Psalm 91

Psalm 91 (NLT) 1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High     will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;     he is my God, and I trust him. 3 For he will rescue you from every trap     and protect […]