Comfort Zone/Chocolate Zone

By Rhonda Rhea, @RhondaRhea   Think chocolate is not the answer? Maybe you’re not asking the right questions. Okay, I do know chocolate is not really the answer to all the world’s problems. But it does sort of make a challenge a bit more palatable. Chocolate-coating our discomforts—couldn’t hurt, right? Sometimes chocolate is not only […]

Skydiving and Skywriting

By Deborah Clack @deborah_clack   My stomach dropped, but my feet were still on the ground. Staring at a man who was four inches shorter than my five feet nine, all I could think to myself was, “This is not who I thought I would be jumping out of an airplane with.” When I initially […]

God as the Creator, the Artist, and the Author

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson In the beginning God created… Genesis 1:1 My mother is an artist, and I’ve always admired the sure strokes she uses as she applies color to canvas. The picture didn’t just happen, dictated by the tools she used or the circumstances. It was dictated by the vision she held so firmly […]

Where Does Your Heart Lay?

By Cindy Sproles, @CindyDevoted   My momma taught me the importance of Matthew 6:21 early on. You remember the famous scripture, For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. She ground into me values – work ethic, determination, and graciousness. I’m at the threshold of my 60s and as I reassess my […]

Live, Love, Laugh, Snort

By Rhonda Rhea, @RhondaRhea   I convince myself I’m pretty mature. And then I see somebody run into a door while texting and it all suddenly becomes very clear. Because, let me tell you, I can laugh for a good twenty minutes. Mercilessly. Not just a little, under-the-breath chortle either. No, I’m talking about laughing […]

Are You a Victim or a Survivor?

Faith Friday: Week XI

by DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills One week ago, Hurricane Harvey swept across the Texas Gulf area, devastating millions of people and miles of property with high winds and catastrophic flooding. Many of you prayed for all of us caught up in the continuous rains that drowned record highs. Thank you. The clean-up will take months, and […]

Who’s the Boss?

Faith Friday week X

By DiAnn Mills, @DiAnnMills Every time I begin a new writing project, I panic. Can I do this again? Do I have the necessary skills to carry another book through to completion? Will my readers like the characters? Is my plot credible with enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing? Will my critique […]

Eternal

Faith Friday week IX

By DiAnn Mills @diannmills Welcome to week nine in Faith Friday of our Adventure with God. This is the final week of our focus on the acrostic ADVENTURE. The last letter E stands for eternal. Everything we do has an eternal impact on us and others. Thankfully Jesus died for our sins so that by […]

Rest

Faith Friday part VIII

By DiAnn Mills @diannmills Welcome to week eight of Faith Friday in our Adventure with God. The letter R stands for rest. I hear you laughing. Who rests in today’s world? While technology makes our lives easier, it also provides more ways for us to spend time. The disturbances and heartaches that rob us of […]