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I am so glad that you are here.  Grab your favorite hot beverage, settle into a cozy chair and stay awhile! 

Trials are painful and do not naturally produce joy. We need to learn how to find joy in our painful trials of life.

April 18 2024

How To Find Joy In Our Painful Trials Of Life

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know ...
Words are powerful. If we practice the art of gracious conversations, we can choose words which have the power to bless others with healing.

April 4 2024

Words Are Powerful: The Lost Art Of Gracious Conversations

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. — Proverbs 16:24 (NIV) ...
The important role hymns played at the cross

March 28 2024

The Important Role Hymns Played In The Events Of The Cross

When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. — Mark 14:26 (NIV) ...

March 21 2024

How To Live With Compliments But Not For Them

“He must become greater; I must become less.”  — John 3:30 (NIV) There’s a postcard sitting on my ...
Our natural response to failure may be to give up. But resilience is the better response because it leads to growth and maturity.

March 13 2024

Why Resilience Is The Better Response To Failure

For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes. — ...

March 7 2024

Serving The Least Deserving Will Make Your Service Great

Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very ...

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The inspiration for my blog title comes from the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. In many ways, this poem captures the essence of my life’s journey.