Do You Recognize Yourself?

Posted: 2:00 am on April 24, 2014 by Brenda Wood

We generally interpret Romans 15:1-2 to mean that we must help others. We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. (Romans … Read more


Administrative Professionals Day

Posted: 2:00 am on April 23, 2014 by Brenda Wood

If you are a secretary of any kind, count yourself in good company. Secretaries (i.e. scribes) are mentioned at least 120 times in the Bible. Like you, they recorded, counted, translated and made appointments for their superiors. Some of them recorded the New Testament … Read more


Earth Day

Posted: 2:00 am on April 22, 2014 by Brenda Wood

Earth Day began in 1970 when U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson wanted to bring awareness to earth’s growing problems; however, this is not a new cause. God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature So they can be … Read more


Food Choices

Posted: 2:00 am on April 21, 2014 by Brenda Wood

Yesterday we celebrated Christ raised from the dead; and on a lesser scale, I rejoiced because I made it through Lent without indulging in my life-long habit of toast and peanut butter for breakfast. According to Twitter, 11 of the top 20 Lent give-ups … Read more


Who Do You Say That I Am?

Posted: 6:53 am on April 20, 2014 by Brenda Wood

According to Luke 9:18-19, the crowds believed that Christ was someone already risen from the dead! ... he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the … Read more


Civil War

Posted: 6:56 am on April 19, 2014 by Brenda Wood

Critics argue about which Civil War battle turned the tide one way or another. This war (1861-1865) is estimated to have resulted in the death of more than 620,000 and wounded thousands more. There is another terrible war going on every day Although I … Read more


Good Friday

Posted: 2:00 am on April 18, 2014 by Brenda Wood

Critics panned The Lone Ranger movie starring Johnny Depp but most viewers loved his Tonto makeup, the physical comedy and all the inside jokes. Some believed the reviewers and missed a good thing. Is that what happened when you heard about the Christ? Find … Read more


Prayer Pointers

Posted: 2:00 am on April 17, 2014 by Brenda Wood

Jesus’ disciples were astonished to find that the fig tree he had cursed had withered up right from the roots. (Mark 11:20) Jesus used the opportunity to give them a few prayer pointers. 1. Have faith in God. (Mark 11:22) 2. Ask in prayer. … Read more


How to Tackle Our Bad Habits

Posted: 2:00 am on April 16, 2014 by Brenda Wood

C. S. Lewis said that we cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must hatch or go bad.  What lies do you believe? I can’t stop____________. I have no control over_____________. I can’t change my bad habits of _____________, _________________, … Read more


Tax Day

Posted: 4:08 am on April 15, 2014 by Brenda Wood

Nothing calls for more patience and perseverance than Tax Day in the United States. Our days may differ from country to country but our response remains the same. UGH! We tend to forget that taxes are levied by governments on its citizens to run … Read more


What Can You Do for Your Church?

Posted: 12:00 am on April 14, 2014 by Brenda Wood

To paraphrase John F. Kennedy, ask not what your church can do for you. Instead, ask what you can do for your church. Here are a few ideas to get us started. Show up. Be friendly. Choose to love the Lord, your pastors and … Read more


Palm Sunday

Posted: 6:41 am on April 13, 2014 by Brenda Wood

See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. (Zechariah 9:9, NIV) Did that peaceful sign of the traditionally stubborn donkey also point to our stubborn selves? Do words like … Read more


Past or Future

Posted: 6:43 am on April 12, 2014 by Brenda Wood

With the freedom of the Israelites underway, Pharaoh realizes that Egypt is losing all its servants. (Exodus 14:5)  With only a few minutes of freedom under their belts, the Israelites revert to their familiar of fear and subservience the minute the Egyptians start after … Read more



Posted: 12:01 am on April 11, 2014 by Brenda Wood

We’ve passed into the season with Ash Wednesday on March 5 this year, Palm Sunday on April 13, followed by Good Friday on April 18, and Easter Sunday on April 20. It’s traditional to give up something for Lent. What are you giving up … Read more


Did You Ever?

Posted: 12:01 am on April 10, 2014 by Brenda Wood

Use conditioner as a moisturizer? Or hand cream as sunscreen? Did you ever spray shaving gel into the air, believing it was air freshener? Once I used liquid soap as a face moisturizer---but only once and by accident--honest! These are silly mistakes made by … Read more

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