life

What’s Your Spot?

What’s Your Spot?
December 12, 2014 No Comments »

From Joan: Recently, I was having some difficulty gaining clarity about specific decisions I had to make regarding an upcoming family vacation. It is my usual practice to pray about most everything, especially major decisions. Guidance from God in my ... Read More »

Live Above the Fray

Live Above the Fray
November 28, 2014 No Comments »

From Joan and Rebecca: Thanksgiving. This word may elicit varied responses from people. Emotions can run the gamut. Some will well up inside with those warm, fuzzy, family feelings of love, food, fun, and “together-ness.” For others, just hearing the ... Read More »

Neighborhood Nasties

Neighborhood Nasties
November 14, 2014 No Comments »

From Joan: About a year ago, I joined our community’s private social network on the internet. The intent of the site was to keep neighbors in touch with one another about community happenings. It was not meant to serve as ... Read More »

Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith
October 31, 2014 No Comments »

From Joan: I like to think that I am a woman of faith. I have a strong belief that God exists and that we can have a close personal relationship with Him. I try to be pleasing to Him in ... Read More »

Teshuva…It’s a Journey

Teshuva…It’s a Journey
October 24, 2014 No Comments »

From Joan: There is a word in the Hebrew language called teshuva, which is often mistranslated as simple repentance of sin. In reality, the fullness of teshuva encompasses much more than just acknowledging sin. The meaning of teshuva embraces the ... Read More »

Let it Go, Let it Go

Let it Go, Let it Go
October 17, 2014 No Comments »

From Rebecca: My mom and I were chatting over lunch the other day when she relayed to me a cute, little story about a silly mishap she experienced during a recent trip to the supermarket. I have to admit that ... Read More »

Just Gimme ‘Da Money

Just Gimme ‘Da Money
October 10, 2014 No Comments »

From Joan: As I was gathering my thoughts for this week’s post, I was musing over the question of just what it means to love unconditionally. I know that the way humans love is different from how God loves. There ... Read More »

Expecting??

Expecting??
October 3, 2014 No Comments »

From Rebecca: Zero expectations, zero disappointments. This may sound a little drastic, but, in certain regards, it’s true. I was listening to a very powerful speaker recently, who was talking about just this subject. He was quite engaging about this ... Read More »

Livid Lena

Livid Lena
September 26, 2014 No Comments »

From Joan: When I left you last week, I was in the middle of my tale about a surly waitress named Lena. Basically, what happened was that my family and I were having dinner at a Japanese steakhouse known for ... Read More »

Sushi Spar

Sushi Spar
September 19, 2014 No Comments »

From Joan: I used to like the name Lena. I just liked the way it sounded as it casually rolled along the tip of my tongue.  Le – na, I would repeat to myself as I appreciated the cadence of ... Read More »