Of Mice and Shopping.

The streets are empty and the parking lots are full. It must be black Friday. I ventured out once today. I went to the corner drug store to buy mouse traps. Lots of them. That’s all. No clothes, no gadgets, no 50% savings from a 1000% mark up, just traps. Mice have started their annual…

Don’t Buy That Gift Card

Here is a list of stores that were given to an employee of Wal-Mart as a warning about buying gift cards from these stores. As we all know a lot of stores will be closing. Some of these stores will close altogether everywhere and others may close a store in your area making a gift…

Your Pocket

It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.— Author Unknown

A Thankful Heart

The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.— Henry Ward Beecher

Gratitude

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and…

The Habit of Over Explaining

I’m a student of many things these days, not only comedy, teaching and speaking, but writing as well. When I attended Speak Up Communications Seminar in Grand Rapids Michigan this past summer, I learned a lot of things about aim, rapport steps, transitions, and how to make a point in three minutes. Actually, what I…

In the Face of Angels and Chariots of Fire.

2 Kings 6:15-17 (NIV) “When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh, my lord, what shall we do?” the servant asked. “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than…

What Not to Say to a King

“Wow! You’re shorter than I thought you’d be.” – Me at 16 to King Karl Gustav the 17th, King of Sweden. I am really glad they don’t behead people anymore. I’m pretty sure I would have lost mine after that little social mistake. It’s sometimes surprising to me, when I look at our world and…

Stop Setting Yourself on fire already…That’s my job

“Holy Fire, Burn away My desire For anything that is not of you and is of me. I want more of you and less of me. Empty me..” – Zion’s Fire Whether or not I realized it, I was in a fire – not of my own making, but of Gods. Why? He needed to…

Taking Time with Jesus

Taking Time with Jesus Isaiah 43:1-4 (The message) When You’re Between a Rock and a Hard Place But now, God’s Message, the God who made you in the first place, Jacob, the One who got you started, Israel:“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine.When you’re in over your head, I’ll…

Oh Woe is me

The poem I posted the other day references the Father of Lies – Satan. I found it in an old prayer journal of mine. The same one that listed the seven woes warned about in Matthew. In learning about the dirty cup, and letting go of my rubbery mentality, God took me through the book…

My Cup Ranneth Over

I remember being a little girl in the playground. The normal taunts would be passed around, and sure enough someone (usually me) would shout back, “Yeah, well I’m rubber and you’re glue. What you say bounces of me and sticks to you.” Brilliant rebuttal. Unless you are sitting in church, instead of a play ground….