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)”

The Bowler

… I quickly found out that this near-sixty Southern gentleman attended a church near ours.

“It’s gotten too big, though,” he admitted. “I feel like a number.”

“Do you have a small group you can go to?”

“Oh, I bowl professionally every other Sunday so we have extra income for things we want to buy,” he excused himself. “My wife says I need to get my priorities straight.” He went on to explain how his bowling schedule would be busier in December.

“You must be very good.”

“I am,” he beamed.

Chuck went on with his inspection and I prayed for God’s guidance. I immediately sensed that I should give him a copy of Randy Alcorn’s The Treasure Principle. I had several copies in the house for gift-giving to specific people. I didn’t believe and didn’t act on that impression. . . Continue reading The Bowler

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Taking a Risk

“I’ve seen far too many Christians who are more than willing to travel halfway around the world to volunteer for a week in an orphanage, but cannot bring themselves to take the personal risk of sharing Jesus with the co-worker who sits day after day in the cubicle right next to them.” ~ Lee Strobel Does fear hold you back from sharing your faith? I just read an excellent and insightful blog post that explains our fear in a new way, which should help us understand what is going on when we “hold back” from sharing with others. This fear … Continue reading Taking a Risk

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