Jesus Cares About Daily Needs

      John 8: 12-13  “When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.   Once after Jesus had been preaching and the crowds were about to push Him into Lake Gennesaret, He got into a boat and knowing Peter had fished all night and caught no fish, told him to let down their nets in deep water. Peter did, and caught so many fish, the net was breaking. Later during …

The Least of These

Several years ago, I applied for the chance to compete in a shrimp eating contest.  After entering a short message on “why I am the best seafood lover in the south,” they picked me!  The event was in Houston, TX, and we decided we didn’t want to fly to the contest, we wanted to ride our motorcycle.  So we did just that, in the middle of July no less. On the way, we stopped at a convenience store for a soft drink.  I also bought a lottery ticket for fun (I do not recommend buying lottery tickets and I’m not proud of that, but this is …

Are You A Teacher?

When I was a girl I enjoyed teaching school. Generally school was held in the garage of our home. At one of the places we lived I even had a big chalk board! I assumed I’d grow up and be a teacher. And I did. But not the kind of teacher I thought. God has given me opportunities to teach about Him – and my major is on His love and His care. I needed to know that most of all, so as I learned about Him I have become more proficient at this subject. Proficiency is achieved through wisdom …

At the Cross-My Purpose is to Serve

My husband, sister-in-law, and I were out of town for their father’s funeral. The night before, we settled into a nearby hotel and did what all modern, technically limited adults do; we checked our Facebook. Almost immediately, I noticed a post about an accident near our home. Our daughter lives next door, so I checked in with her. She was in shock. Three teenage girls were involved in a one-vehicle accident about a half-mile away. In the confusion, neighborhood parents were calling to make sure their kids were safe. Meanwhile, medical helicopters were sitting down, and the parents of the …

At the Cross-Bathed in Mercy

I’d just made the bed and was bent over, picking up dirty clothes when I heard the bed springs squeak. I looked up to see my two-year-old grandson, Bostyn, jumping as high as he could, trying to touch the ceiling fan. Catching him midair, I put him on the floor, smoothed the bedspread, and regathered the clothes. Two steps outside the bedroom, I discovered the toddler sitting on top of the kitchen bar, playing with an ink pen. He’d used the computer unit as a step stool to climb onto the desk and then onto the countertop. I scolded him …