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


Clinging to the Promises

Posted: 12:01 am on April 09, 2014 by Brenda Wood

This has been my mainstay since my husband Ron died and went to be with Jesus. No matter our grief, there are several stages, which may occur in any order and includedenial, isolation, anger, bargaining, depression (and thankfully!) acceptance. No matter where you are … Read more


Do You Look Like Your True Self?

Posted: 12:01 am on April 08, 2014 by Brenda Wood

Moses looked like and was perceived to be an Egyptian even though he was really an Israelite. (Exodus 2:19)   He knew he was an Israelite but he wasn’t up to much. He even killed a man. (Exodus 2:12) I guess that’s what we look … Read more


How Goes Your Walk?

Posted: 12:01 am on April 07, 2014 by Brenda Wood

Moses knew he was a Hebrew, even though he eventually became the son of Pharaoh’s daughter and lived in a palace. (Exodus 2) From then on, in spite of his Hebrew upbringing, he lived as an Egyptian. Perhaps you asked Jesus into your life … Read more


Deep Thoughts from Deep Thinkers

Posted: 11:51 am on April 06, 2014 by Brenda Wood

 “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference."-- Mark Twain "Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others."-- Don Miguel Ruiz "Don’t do something permanently … Read more


Don’t Count Yourself Out

Posted: 2:00 am on April 05, 2014 by Brenda Wood

How did Leah, the unloved, end up in the family burial plot? Check it out: Jacob loved Rachel more than he loved Leah. (Genesis 29:30, NIV)  Rachel died in childbirth and was buried on the way to Bethlehem. (See Genesis 35:16-19)  When Jacob died, … Read more


Scripture Saves Woman

Posted: 2:00 am on April 04, 2014 by Brenda Wood

A woman returned home only to encounter a robber in the midst of stealing her jewelry. She screamed the only thing she could think of at the time. "'Stop! Acts 2:38" The burglar stopped in his tracks and raised his arms in surrender. She … Read more


How Do We Define Healing?

Posted: 2:00 am on April 03, 2014 by Brenda Wood

A fortunate few are healed instantly, while others are healed over time. Still others endure till the resurrection before being healed. Doctors bring healing to some, while others, like Paul, still suffer, but find that their attitude is healed instead. Three times I pleaded … Read more


Old Computers

Posted: 2:00 am on April 02, 2014 by Brenda Wood

According to science correspondent Sarah Knapton, the brains of the elderly are slow because we know so much. Just like computers, our heads get so full of information, that it takes longer to access it. Knapton quotes Dr. Michael Ramscar who says, “The human … Read more

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