Just a carpenter

By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade. ~Desiderius Erasmus Have you ever wondered about the juxtaposition of the Creator of the Universe's choice of professions when he assimilated himself into humankind in the form of a carpenter? Of all the professions available during that time, why a [...]

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Same war, new battle

This may not seem like a normal Thankful Thursday post, but bear with me. You'll understand in the end. As some of you know, Entrepreneur was granted a 90-day chemo holiday last October. This allowed him to enjoy the holidays and our family vacay to Mexico last December. Last week, he went in for his [...]

2018 One Word Wrap Up

My post today is doing double duty. My Awwww Monday photo is so cute and you'll surely think it's an awwww-worthy selection for today. The second is because it's New Year's Eve. For quite a few years, I've ditched the New Year's resolutions in favor or picking one word to focus on for the year. [...]

The reality of Christmas

We Christians do Christmas extremely well. We're all about the decorating, shopping, family gatherings, singing carols. In fact, we've romanticized Christmas to the point where the reality of it may be a little unrecognizable. Let me take you back....waaaay back. Back to about 3-4 BC (around the actual date of Christ's birth) and let's look [...]

Advent Spark

Annie at McGuffy’s Reader hosts a blog hop every Monday called Sparks. I’m finding that reading everyone’s “Sparks” is one of the highlights of my week. Her philosophy its simple: The negative energy in the world has become thick and oppressive. Social media has become a part of this dark, negative storm. There is an obvious universal need [...]

Why I wear a cross

Do you wear a cross necklace? If not, you probably know someone who does. Do you ever wonder why? I'm not going to debate whether a cross is a pagan symbol for various Sun-deities. Nor, am I going to debate whether Christians should or shouldn't wear a cross. I'm also not going to debate whether Jesus was [...]