Category: Gathering Rubies

Commitment

It’s been a year and three months since I’ve written a blog. That’s a long time! I have been thinking a lot lately about commitment, taking some ‘self’ inventory and this is where it took me. com•mit•ment-noun (from Google) 1.…

Love of Strangers

HOSPITALITY, host, love of strangers, guest, friend, innkeeper (from International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) For much of my life I believe I misunderstood the word hospitality. I understood it to mean inviting someone into my home and perhaps sharing a meal…

No Trespassing

When my days get hectic I sometimes get a little stressed wondering how I am going to accomplish everything on my “to do” list. To calm myself, I sometimes try and imagine what it would have been like to walk…

Milestones

I have had many milestones in my life and this week I’ve reached another. I turned 65. I clearly remember as a younger woman thinking that sixty-five was old. Even at the age of fifty I still viewed it as…

A Courageous Lion

I wrote this blog in September of 2009 and am reposting it again in honor of “Makoto”. He was indeed a Courageous Lion and fought all of his battles with the strength and courage of a lion. I’m very sad…

Trusting the Rabbi

I imagine all of us have had trust issues at one time or another. Perhaps a parent with a child, or a spouse with a spouse. This lack of trust usually comes about from various forms of deception, either an…

The Devil’s Schemes

Recently I found myself in a half-dressed situation and the results were discouraging. Oh, I was fully covered with my clothes; I wasn’t covered with the full armor of God. I know this because I didn’t take my stand against…

Dear Drivers

I’m sorry you are irritated with me while I’m out on my morning walk. I’m not sure what it is that makes you so aggressive toward me; quite frankly, you frighten me…a lot! I do my very best to stay…

Live in Harmony

What does it look like to live in harmony? I positively can’t say it any better than what is already written. The teaching from the verses below explains what living in harmony looks like. Peter uses parts of Psalm 34…

Spontaneous Praise

Do you ever wish you could just let loose with your feelings? I do! Almost daily I have to constrain myself. If I don’t I’m pretty sure that someone may call the “authorities” and have me hauled off to some…