Turning 30 didn’t bother me. Neither did turning 40, so it didn’t really surprise me that 50 has been no different. After all, 50 is the new 30, isn’t it? The world marks a 50th birthday with sentiments such as “halfway home to heaven,” “nifty,” or “over the hill.” I feel none of the above. […]
It seems like it was just yesterday that I sat down to write my annual birthday blog … and yet here I am again … saying goodbye to 48. The physical side of aging is impossible to avoid. I remind myself that beauty, true beauty, does not wrinkle, sag, gray or age. True beauty is […]
As we celebrate Independence Day, I can’t help but be reminded that our nation was founded upon the idea that God created us all to be free. That is why the Declaration of Independence states that people “are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit […]
If there is one thing for certain in all of our stories, life is messy. In fact, when I first started this blog, Mess to Masterpiece was the most accurate thing I could think of when describing myself. Everything I had done prior to Jesus had been wrecked, ruined or broken … But thanks to […]
My word for 2022 is flourish – to grow or develop in a vigorous or healthy way. That definition gets to the heart of what I am really seeking this year in my walk with God – healthy growth and vigorous development. As I embrace this concept of flourishing, another word has been on my […]
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In 2013, I took up a challenge to write every day and post something here on the blog. The “Write 31 Days” online challenge was started by The Nester and charged bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in the month of October. My “31 Days” series was written […]