A little over a week ago I went to a butterfly event at Meijer Gardens. Walking through an indoor tropical garden hoping to see a few fluttery creatures was the perfect way to spend an end-of-winter afternoon with a friend.   Butterflies are beautiful creatures, but have you ever wondered what the purpose is to their existence? We know that they feed on the nectar of flowers and similar to bees they are helpful to the pollination process of the flowers.  It isn't a pleasant thought, but as caterpillars, they provide food for creatures higher up on the food chain and to some degree as well … [Read more...]

I'm a good person, you're a good person, what could we possibly be tempted with? A cookie or piece of candy we shouldn't have? For me, often times I'm tempted to worry or fret.  One day I'll overcome temptation to worry or fret.  But, until then... I've acquired an arsenal of weapons to use when I'm tempted to start a journey of worrying or fretting.  Just in case you need one too... I am sharing mine with you, today.     Now that I've fessed up... Do you worry?  Do you fret? I know, it feels kind of icky to admit it doesn't it?  Usually that's something we think we keep to … [Read more...]

It's kind of embarrassing to admit, but until just a few years ago, I didn't have a very regular devotional life. Sure I prayed every day. And some days a lot. I would read my Bible sometimes... or even a devotional book. But, when life got busy one of things that I would let go was my time of soul feeding.     Most of us eat three meals a day. When we're busy we might skip one, or two, but we don't go a whole day without eating unless we're purposely fasting for medical or spiritual reasons. So why is it that we often soul fast for days on end?  Or maybe I should say soul … [Read more...]