Passion fruit vines are due for good trimmings in early spring (this message comes after spring has left). Pruning makes for a better flower and fruit yield. Remove the old and dead makes way for the young and new growth! I spent several hours over a weekend pruning passion vines with my grandpa. I couldn’t … Continue reading Who the Vinedresser Is
I’m really sad we can’t go to church… 🥺 Our family will be doing our own Resurrection gathering but I love to be in the presence of Christ’s [bigger] body. Me, I’m just one part…our family, a few parts. But altogether, we make an entire body of Jesus. A body that does many works with … Continue reading Just Pre-Easter Blues
There is a popular salsa song from the 90's called Aparentmente by Tony Vega. I haven't heard it in a while but the lyrics mysteriously crept to the forefront of my thoughts. The first few lines of the chorus goes, "Aparentemente tú le quieres, tú le amas Pero si esta casa hablara Te diría lo … Continue reading Apparently You Love Him
Feliz año nuevo! Happy new year! Fanatic or critic, the year has changed and something "new" is here. If you are a resolution person, just know that God's reconciliation saves us beyond any new habit. If you have dreamed up lovely goals, you might want to give them up. Surrender this year to God because … Continue reading Happy New Decade!
The Holy Spirit hit me. Well more like, He told me to kneel and pray. I did. I promise, I woke up the next day with WAY better goals.
Claus probably doesn't know that he's become the ever-distracting secular Santa. In that crack of lenience, I do find part of his story inspiring.
I know, I know, I haven't been blogging lately. I'm still adjusting to life as a working momma. It hasn't been easy. For awhile there, I just gave up all of the maintenance. Laundry piled up for weeks, messes scattering rooms, more than that, I hadn't flipped a Bible page, I missed a few church … Continue reading My Best Advice
Last night, our pastor's wife said that God gives us something specific to do in every season. I've come to realize the season I am. It's not marked by a solstice, the weather or the color of the leaves, rather the emotion that I need to confront. Which is, per the title, fear. Fear may … Continue reading Fear Distorts Perception
I love the saying, "God's Word never changes, the culture changes." There is nothing missed in the Bible and there is wisdom for every situation. Even if the culture is different, God's Living Word still applies.
We look at the book of Titus to see an important two-fold reminder God has saved for us.
"How much more intentional can our God get? It's almost like He knows that we are a forgetful people who will be distracted by our own emotion, rationality, and urges."