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25 Random Facts About Me...

1. Is a sinner saved by grace. I realize this more and more every day of my life.
2. I love eating popcorn with ketchup. A lovely little thing my friend Mary K introduced me to.
3. Growing up I went to every Christian concert known to man. I had a wonderful outlet for worship. Now, I’m lucky to go to a good concert twice a year.
4. Little House on the Prairie is my all time favorite show. I wept like a baby when Melissa Gilbert wrote about seeing Michael Landon for the last time in her memoir.
5. Had the wonderful privilege of meeting Melissa Gilbert in 2004. It was a moment in my life I will never forget.
6. I do not like roller coasters and am not much of a thrill seeker. I wish I was.
7.Halloween is my all time favorite holiday. Everything about it suits me to a “T”.
8. I LOVE scary movies. I was watching them since I was a toddler. I know I know, not good parenting, but it didn’t mess me up too much. (However, I would never let my kids watch what I watched.)
9. My sisters are the most imp…

I'm Sorry, but I dropped my Mustard Seed

31He told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches." – Matthew 13: 31-32

19Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, "Why couldn't we drive it out?" 20He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."[a]- Matthew 17:19-21

I had dinner with my dear friend Krystal Saturday night. She is one of the most genuine honest souls I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She has been a far dear friend to me than ever I have been to her, and that is a rare treasure for me. There is a great kinship between us. A trust that i…


As I was cleaning out my Grandmother’s home (I’m pretty sure I’ll be ready for the yard sale in three weeks!!!) I came across this little card with these words typed upon it:

Politics without principle
Pleasure without conscience
Knowledge without effort
Wealth without work
Business without morality
Science without humanity
Worship without sacrifice

All of these struck me, especially the last one.

Since I am not a political person I’m going to skip the first one…

I. Pleasure without Conscience
11 Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun – Ecclesiastes 2:11
Is this not where we are. The world tells us to go after pleasure, what feels good. When did we as God’s people become so self-absorbed?
II. Knowledge Without Effort
9 Now, LORD God, let your promise to my father David be confirmed, for you have made me king over a people who are as numerous as the dust of the e…