Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
February 10, 2017

WORDS “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 We’ve all heard the familiar phrase, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.” Perhaps you chanted those words to a school yard […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink
Whether Ye Eat or Drink
February 10, 2017

Just the other day, my children and their families were over for dinner. Most of us had finished eating, but were still gathered around the table talking, when I heard one of my daughters saying to my grandson, “So, I see this is going to be another long, drawn-out meal!” I chuckled as I looked […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers at Home
February 10, 2017

What’s not to love? Oh, February, the month of LOVE! I can tell you what I love this side of heaven! I love my husband, family and friends. I love good coffee. I love popcorn.   I love a great meal. I love a fun furniture repurpose. I love cleaning! (?) I love meeting friends for […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
February 10, 2017

What Are You Thinking? If there is one thing that I remember from my teenage years, it is this truth that was constantly repeated by my youth pastor: Watch your THOUGHTS; they become FEELINGS. Watch your FEELINGS; they become ACTIONS. Watch your ACTIONS; they become HABITS. Watch your HABITS; they become your LIFESTYLE. You can […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
February 10, 2017

Counting My Blessings By Malissa Custer We went on a great vacation recently. I ate a lot of ice cream… that may be what made it so great? The reality of getting home from vacation hit like a ton of bricks, though. I was now back in my construction project house, where everywhere I looked […]

Good Things
Good Things
February 10, 2017

Love and Largesse I am a “word nerd.” Yes, I like words. I like that they can stimulate mental imagery, help define who we are, express a thought. I like that sometimes, they can be so odd or foreign, that a dictionary definition is needed to be able to understand how the word was used! […]

A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
February 10, 2017

I found myself pondering animal psychics. It was one of those afternoons; I was working on the computer all morning, staring at the blue of my screen, zoomed in doing some detail work on some portraits. After removing hundreds (yea, thousands) of blemishes, tucking chins, straightening teeth and removing wrinkles (I should be making at […]