depression, faith, family, pain, prayer, surgery

All the Time?

Pastor – “God is Good!” – response People – “All the Time!” Pastor – “All the Time!” – response People – “God is Good!” Our church service begins with this ritual. Many times, I think – All the Time? When a loved one dies? When the diagnosis is cancer? When your spouse leaves? When your… Continue reading All the Time?

faith, family, gardening

Fake Strawberries

John 15:4-6 New International Version (NIV) 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. 5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will… Continue reading Fake Strawberries

faith, family, gardening, Legacy

Which Season Are You In?

One of my hobbies is color analysis. I enjoy the process of helping someone discover what colors are best for them to wear.  Each person can be categorized in one of the seasons of the year - fall, winter, spring or summer.  It is amazing to see how one’s hair color, eye color, eye pattern,… Continue reading Which Season Are You In?

children, faith, family, Grandparents, Legacy

Fill in the Blanks

How many times have you heard people say “I wish I had asked my parents……………..”  You fill in the blanks.  Shekinah Lane is our story of those blank spaces.  We want future generations of our family and your family to realize that God can use us in our weakness if we dare to dwell in… Continue reading Fill in the Blanks

faith, family, gardening, Grandparents

Dogwood Winter

I failed to take the hint. Admiring the Dogwood blossoms on my way to church made me think they were a bit early. Don’t they usually bloom at Easter time? Easter is almost two weeks away. However, not having John’s folks to remind me I just admired the dogwoods and that was it. It snowed on… Continue reading Dogwood Winter

children, faith, family, Legacy, Ministry

Celebration

She’s a celebrity now! After all, her pictures are displayed on the big screen. Pictures ranged from kindergarten to her wedding, small children, family group photos, the wedding of her oldest daughter and then the first grandchild to an intimate scene with her husband as her health was waning. Not the theatre marquee for this… Continue reading Celebration

communication, faith, family, Ministry

Let the River Flow – What a Blessing!

(Excerpt from Shekinah Lane.) You may now order Shekinah Lane on line.       It had been a quiet morning reflecting on God’s goodness. I had just finished reading the devotional in My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers for September 6. He compared our lives to a river and how out of… Continue reading Let the River Flow – What a Blessing!