While visiting my daughter in Colorado, the reality struck us that the Rocky Mountain wildfires were blazing, spewing smoke and ash into the air for hundreds of miles. This severe situation was no longer a photo from headline news. It smelled like a wood fire, as if roasting marshmallows at a campfire, but this was no family wiener roast awaiting tasty s’ mores. It was […]
Photo by Quinn Neitfeld from Unsplash. Awesome mountain peaks passed beneath us at 11,000 feet above sea level, a glorious sight to behold from our yellow Lancair single-engine plane. The scene took my breath away. Was it just the scenery? A tightness gripped me as if someone reached into my chest and squeezed my heart—hard—for a few minutes. “Hon. My chest hurts. I’m having trouble […]
Photo by bongkarn thanyakij from Pexels 2020 is a year most people want to forget, and understandably so. This year will go down in history as one filled with what many called plagues of biblical proportions: a deadly virus wiped out over 663,000 people worldwide (New York Times), two massive waves of locust swarms spread across Africa through Israel, murder hornets supposedly monstrous with deadly stings entered the […]
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by Charlaine Martin Read: 1 John 4:7-18 Focus Verse: Psalm 85:10 NIV Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. #COMMITYOURHEART to your spouse. Note: This post also appears at www.betotallyfitforlife.com as “Looking Through the Eyes of Love”. My husband and I love emojis with hearts. Our texts to each other include them every day. One of my favorites to send him is the […]
Passages: 1 John 2 (also, see John 15), Matthew 11:25-28 Focus Verse: 1 John 2:5-6 ESV “but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: 6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.” The month of February is Heart Month. If you followed me last year, I […]
Adventures with Chronic Illness Image by Charlaine W. Martin 2019. All rights reserved. I have to say that not all of the adventures I’ve had with God are ones I would have chosen. Today is one of those days. Actually, this week has been THAT kind of a week, if you know what I mean. It’s a rainy, chilly summer day and I’m lazing in […]
Photo by Julia Zolotova on Unsplash. My hubby and I saw “I Can Only Imagine” on opening night at our local theater. We reserved our seats online, so all we had to do was check in at a kiosk, get our drinks, and recline back in the cushy theater seats to enjoy the movie. We were pleasantly surprised that the theater was packed with people to see a […]