Taking a Chance

Valerie and her younger sister, Chloe were at the café having lunch.  “I think moving to Berlin would be good for you,” she said.  “It’s a great opportunity for you to broaden your horizons.  I chose to study here in London because I wanted to be close to home but if I were to do …

The Afternoon Tradition

As she drank her tea, she thought of her grandmother. Grams would have turned 90 today.  How she missed her. It was Grams who got her into the habit of drinking tea in the afternoons.  She thought of the times when she used to walk over to Grams' house after school and sit at the …

A Friend’s Advice

Perfume and incense make you feel good, and so does good advice from a friend - Proverbs 27:9 Nothing is sweeter than the frank advice of a friend offered out of a loving heart. Just as perfume pleases the senses and lifts your spirit so does sharing your troubles with someone who cares the burden is …

A Sewing Machine

And let your widows trust in Me - Jeremiah 49:11b I had an aunt who used to sew on the side and a co-worker who sews her own tops and dresses. My mother had a sewing machine but I don't remember seeing her use it.  Growing up it never occurred to me to learn how to sew.  I …

Bringing Children to Jesus

Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. "Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it - Luke 18:16, 17. We should never hinder anyone from coming to …

Mom’s Advice Leads to Oscar Wins

Last night I watched the Academy Awards show--all of it.  I paid for that this morning when I had to drag myself out of bed, my eyes still heavy with sleep.  There were many oscar moments--Halle Berry's tribute to Lena Horne, Melissa Leo's win and her dropping of the "F" bomb, Kirk Douglas keeping the …

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