Deacon’s first birthday


Whenever I see a baby, the first thing that comes to my mind is that babies must smell like heaven.

A new baby is validation that this life holds promise and that earthly things can sometimes be too sweet for words.

My grandson turned one today and the past year seems like a blur. Deacon is a gift from God and he will grow up to learn about God’s everlasting love. His parents and both grandparents will work hard to encourage his personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  

I think back to Mary and the promised birth of the Messiah. She knew the end at the beginning and yet she had a moment of pure joy when the star glowed brightly, angels rejoiced and her beloved son was sought after and worshiped by wise men. The promise of greatness was present at His birth and remains so to this day. Immanuel, God with us.  

I’m grateful to God who gives us these precious blessings and graces us with moments that last a lifetime. A sweet baby born one year ago holds great promise for our family. We are overjoyed.

Babies do smell like heaven. I’m sure of it.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.” Jeremiah 1:5

Think and Grow Rich?


It makes me sad that modern day authors, speakers and motivational personalities like to preach a message of prosperity. It takes the concept of “think and grow rich” to a whole new level. It sells their books and helps them to line their own pockets .

Do I believe that God wants us to have a good life? Sure, I do. But, and here is the important part…I just don’t think you can “think and grow rich”. I don’t think there is an easy path to wealth. I don’t believe in focusing on your “abundance consciousness.”

More importantly, why would anyone think having great wealth is the primary goal and MOST important thing in life? When did wealth become more essential than loving the Lord with all your heart, your soul and your mind?

Be careful what you wish for. Money does NOT equal happiness and I have found over the years that people never think they have enough money regardless of their circumstances.

Think on Jesus. Ponder His words in your heart. Steep your soul in prayer. Then you will be wealthy beyond your wildest imaginations.