Christmas and Tragedies

Thank you to Taryn who posted a  comforting perspective of the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting and how that impacts us while celebrating Christmas. This excerpt is from her blog, Waiting on God:

Our world is dark with mourning. Our tears won’t stop. Parents and non-parents have ruptured hearts. Americans’ and non-Americans’ spirits are heavy. All of us grieve. The heart of the Great I Am grieves more than any of us.

The heart of the One who created those precious lives lost in Connecticut and loved them with an unfathomable love. Continue reading “Christmas and Tragedies”

Wildfire or Fireplace? Where are you in your faith? (via Kindling)

We had about 30 minutes to evacuate before the flames arrived at Arrowhead Springs. I grabbed a few clothes for Steve and me and baby Debbie, then ran over to the next door child care to get her. A few other mothers were there, but no time to notify others to get their children. So each of us took two. Continue reading Wildfire or Fireplace? Where are you in your faith? (via Kindling)

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Peggy and Skittles and Contentment (Guest Post)

Our friend, Bonnie, was asked to be a guest speaker at Sweet Monday, a creative women’s ministry that brings women together on the first Monday of each month.  Grab a friend and a yummy dessert and get ready to laugh with Bonnie as she shares about contentment.

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life (like guinea pigs!) that God uses to teach a much-needed lesson…

Meet Peggy and Skittles

It all began with a tale of two guinea pigs, Skittles and Peggy, who became our long-awaited pets. Skittles was a very fat and happy-go-lucky guinea pig. She had a great temperament, but, to put it kindly, Skittles wasn’t the brightest bulb around. Peggy, on the other hand, was one smart cookie.

We realized just how smart Peggy was when it came time to bed down the guinea pigs at night. We’d put a nice wooden house with plenty of room for two guinea pigs into the cage every night. However, it seems that sharing isn’t high on guinea pig social graces. Every night there would be a rush for the house, with Skittles winning, due to her sheer bulk. Skittles would comfortably settle in, while positively glowing that the house was all hers once again. Then the real fun would begin! Continue reading “Peggy and Skittles and Contentment (Guest Post)”