Sifting

My mom had one of those old crank sifters.  When we made biscuits, we used it to sift the flour, making sure there were no lumps that would not mix well.  Once the flour was smooth, we would stir the flour, buttermilk, and shortening together, knead the dough, and form the biscuits.  There was always…

Seven Lessons from Hard Times

Thirty-six years ago, I lay in a hospital attempting to bring forth our first-born child.  She was delivered on the day before Thanksgiving, and she has blessed our lives with so much thankfulness and grace. The day was not easy, and the way was not clear that November.  We wanted this child desperately.  We had…

Am I Sowing What I Wish to Reap?

You reap what you sow, more than you sow, and later than you sow.  Charles Stanley Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences. Robert Louis Stevenson Traveling through Georgia during the late summer and fall cannot help but turn one’s mind to harvest time.  Combines are on the road, tractors are…

Peace

John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 16:33 – These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have…

What Am I Supposed to Do?

Mark 3:4 And He saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath day, or to do evil? to save life or to kill? but they held their peace. These seem like simple enough questions – pretty straightforward.  Jesus was in the synagogue talking with the religious leaders.  He asked the questions,…

Today

Today, let me walk with Christ       remembering His love,      remembering His word,      remembering His faithfulness. Let my heart be established      in His grace,      in His hope,      in His purpose. Let me see the world      through His eyes      and…