Perfection

Perfection

  Have you ever wondered about the way the earth must have been, just as the Lord made it, before Adam and Eve sinned and were cast out of the Garden? It surely was beautiful and peaceful; exciting, yet safe. We still glimpse it in the majesty of mountains, the purity of the first snowfall, […]

Giants and Other Obstacles

Giants and Other Obstacles

“Got any rivers you think are uncrossable? Got any mountains you can’t tunnel through? God specializes in things thought impossible. He can do things others cannot do.”                         –Author Unknown That little chorus is running through my mind this morning. Many of us learned […]

The Faith of a Blind Beggar

The Faith of a Blind Beggar

The Faith of Bartimaeus by blanche manos · leave a comment It was just another day in the life of Bartimaeus. He sat down beside the road in the dust, the sun beating down on his head and back, hoping that a few kind-hearted people who passed by would give him enough money to buy food. That’s the […]

When the Song Isn’t There, Fake It

  My niece Kim has an inspiring picture and quote on her Facebook page. A cardinal sits on a snowy pine. The caption is, “No matter what yesterday was like, birds always start the new day with a song.” I’ve noticed that, just by being who he is, no more and no less, a redbird’s […]

Happy Mothers’ Day!

Of the three women in my cozy mysteries, Flora is the only mother. She and Darcy and Ned know the blessings of being and having a wonderful mom. Happy Mothers’ Day from all of us to you!  This is one of my favorite Scripture passages:  Many daughters have done virtuously; but thou excellest them all. […]

Why This Friday Is Good

Why This Friday Is Good

  I’ve often wondered why the Friday before Easter is called “Good”. Perhaps it is because it was good for mankind that God’s plan of Salvation was completed as Christ died on the cross that day. But in actuality it was a most horrific day, a day of intense suffering by One who was absolutely […]