Got Character?

Got Character?

“Character in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and nation alike.” -Theodore Roosevelt. “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear much fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in  My name […]

Joy in the Jump

Joy in the Jump

 My son loves jumping into my arms at the pool. Almost three, he can’t swim yet and definitely can’t touch the bottom. Still,he jumps into my arms with complete abandon and confidence, knowing full well I will catch him. He has joy in his jump. So often the Lord  has led me to a jump […]

Pressing on to Perfection

Pressing on to Perfection

We all have imperfections but we must not allow them to hinder us or use them as an excuse not to serve God wholeheartedly. A life of repentance is required to maintain the flow of the Spirit and keep communion with Abba Father so that we may produce the kind of fruit that lasts and […]

Don’t Go Down to Egypt!

Don’t Go Down to Egypt!

  Jeremiah chapters 42-44 speak about the remnant left in Judah after Nebuchadnezzar had destroyed Jerusalem and taken most of its citizens, including the king, captive. Nebuchadnezzar appointed a governor over Judah, and the new head encouraged the people to cultivate the fields and vineyards, laying a foundation for security. However, before long, jealous Jews […]

I am a Mom

I am a Mom

I have been a mom for over 17 years.  I have 4 kids. My first two were born when I was 20 and 22; my second two when I was 27 and 29.  I learned a lot in the ten year span between my first and my fourth.                   Before I was even pregnant […]

Who’s Building Your House?

Who’s Building Your House?

“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city the watchman stays awake in vain.”-Psalm 127:1. Every structure, every empire, every wall we construct and every house we build is in vain if the Lord does not build it! 1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be sober, […]

Pete Seeger Died Yesterday….

Pete Seeger Died Yesterday….

Pete Seeger Died Yesterday… Pete Seeger died yesterday. Oh, you knew? Well, I just wanted to be sure because, well because…well, I guess the only way I can answer this is to search my own feelings, draw from my own recollections. “We shall overcome” Born in 1944 I remember my childhood through the 1950’s as […]

WWJD

WWJD

Ok, I am in a situation. I have to make the right choice.  I think hard….hmm, “What Would Jesus Do?” (WWJD). To be honest with you, my friends, I never used this thought or bought the shirt or coffee mug or any other retail stuff to remind me of “WWJD?” If it helped any of […]

Five Hope Chests

Five Hope Chests

Five Hope Chests In honor of Hazel Crone and her four sisters   Early in the year, 1918, my father, Floyd “Buddy” Curtiss, not yet two-years old, was gravely ill with the Spanish Flu. This pandemic caused by the H1N1 Virus is estimated to have killed 50-100 million people worldwide. Because his own mother was […]

“The times, they are a changin'”

“The times, they are a changin'”

The days of “Leave it to Beaver” are over. Times have changed. Some say for the worse others for the better. For us who believe, we know the signs of the times are a warning of Christ’s soon return. The “Sunday Christian” will by no means be of any effect in our world today. God […]