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Delightfully practical insights on the preserving nature of biblical wisdom.


“Do not forsake wisdom and she will keep you; love her, and she will guard you.” Proverbs 4:6


A Helpful Curse

“Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;  Thorns and thistles it shall bring forth...

Blue Jean Sundays

“…For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7b Maybe it’s because I’m over 40 now, but I have to admit to a new found appreciation for the tailored and comfy dress.  But it wasn’t always that...

Dating, Christmas Trees and Ugly Backsides

“…do not stir up or awaken love until it pleases.” Song of Solomon 2:7   Each December, the Surette family embarks on our annual Christmas tree hunt.  If your family is any bit like ours, these supposedly idyllic events sometimes play out better in our heads than...

Follow The Star (Scavenger Hunt for Kiddos…)

Merry Christmas!  For those of you with younger children, I wanted to share a little “Follow the Star” Scavenger Hunt I did when my girls were younger.  (Can you tell who’s preparing a Sunday School lesson for tomorrow morning…)  Employing some...

Why We Don’t Believe in Santa

I take no delight in stirring up trouble. But since everything we do and don’t do as parents teaches our children, I feel compelled to express a few thoughts on the matter of presenting the Santa Claus fantasy as fact to our children.  This I do with the single aim of...

A Tribute to My Pastor

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.”  Proverbs 3:27   There are a couple special people to whom good is due.  And since it is in my power to give it, I’d like to share a tribute to my pastor:   Five years...

Confessions of a Reluctant Blogger

“Who is the man who fears the Lord?  Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.  His soul shall abide in well-being, and his offspring shall inherit the land.” Psalm 25:12-13 I’m back. Sorry for the long hiatus, but I had some thinking to do.  I’ll tell...

When Will You Finally Slow Down?

I am delighted to share this blog with you, not only because Lucinda Seacrest McDowell was the picture of effervescent joy and the resident mentor for us wanna-be-writer-speaker types at the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference this past...

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