the struggle between flesh and spirit

The Fight

  OK….I admit it. I did it again. And it seems I keep on doing it. Do I have your attention now? Maybe you’ve done it, too. Actually, it is probably more accurate to speak of what I have not done. Oh, it’s not some horrible crime or obvious neglect. It’s just that daily struggle to […]

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Let’s Eat an Elephant – another New Year (mini-) challenge

Well, we’re three weeks in to the new year…..and how are those “resolutions” going? According to this interesting article (written in 2013), although an impressive 40 % of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, only 8% actually achieve them. But here’s an idea that’s a little more encouraging, from the American Psychological Association : “Setting small, attainable goals […]

Isaiah 43:19

Embrace the New

    On New Year’s Day, this is the Verse of the Day that popped up on my YouVersion app. I think it may just become my Verse Of the Year. You see, now that it’s a new year, many people are talking about resolutions. Some are also sharing that they’ve chosen a special word […]

My Imperfect Christmas

Do you dream of the perfect Christmas? Yes, the one in which the presents are all bought and wrapped early, hand-made Christmas cards have been sent to loved ones, every cherished family cookie recipe has been lovingly baked to enjoy and share, and holiday meals are picture-perfect and stress-free.  Furthermore, everyone is happy, healthy and […]