Author Archives: Maria

God is Good!

Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. ~ Psalm 118:1, 29 ~ My friends, if it is within our hearts to give thanks to those who help us, then why not to … Continue reading

Posted in Encouragement, God's mercies, Gratitude, Loving God, The Goodness of God | Tagged , , , , ,

The Pox on You!

Therefore, you should treat people in the same way that you want people to treat you; this is the Law and the Prophets. ~ Matthew 7:12 ~ CEV One of my brothers has been dealing with some serious health problems. … Continue reading

Posted in Comfort, Family, Things Happen | Tagged , ,

The Legacy of Prayer: A Short Story

One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts. ~ Psalm 145:4, NKJV ~ A long time ago, a little boy and his daddy went to the family pier to fish. It was their time … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Love, Parents, Prayer | Tagged , , ,

“Thanks for the Sandwich!”

All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. ~ 1 Corinthians 12:27, NLT ~ My friend told me a story about his grandmother. It went something like this: “When my grandmother was … Continue reading

Posted in Approaching God, Children, Children's stories, Family, Friends | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

My Refuge, My Shield, and My Hope!

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word. ~ Psalm 119:114, NKJV ~ Life got more difficult mid-December, and continues today, but God has been and “is a refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble,” as Psalm 46:1 … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Life, Difficulties, Encouragement, Family, God Speaks, God's Presence, Trusting God | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Where the Shoes of Peace Take You

Stand, therefore, with… your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace. ~ Ephesians 6:15 ~ The Christmas cards needed to be mailed and I needed to buy chicken drumsticks. I called the supermarket where I buy them — they … Continue reading

Posted in Encouragement, Lessons from God, Opportunities, Serving God, Things Happen | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Old, But Still Useful

Originally posted on The Cracker-Barrel:
The glory of the young is their strength; the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old. ~ Proverbs 20:29 (New Living Translation) ~ It’s a beautiful Lord’s day in southern Cal. The…