Devotions

Food Fear

Posted: 2:00 am on July 11, 2014 by Brenda Wood

Our generation lives in a state of food fear based on weight loss, organic, raw, vegan, and more. Let these verses help you decide what is right for you personally (and NOT right for you to show down the throats of others.) What goes … Read more


Devotions

Cleaning Up

Posted: 2:00 am on July 10, 2014 by Brenda Wood

I guess I am fixated on smells this month. Here is a recipe that is supposed to de-smell your house:  Mix 3 cups of water with 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2-3 teaspoons of rosemary and a good splash of vanilla. Does it work? I … Read more


Devotions

Outsmarted

Posted: 2:00 am on July 09, 2014 by Brenda Wood

Our computer club just exposed another scam. In this one, you get into your motel room and then get a call saying your credit card didn’t pass. They want you to give your number over the phone so they can try it again. So … Read more


Devotions

Conditional Prayer

Posted: 2:00 am on July 08, 2014 by Brenda Wood

Someone sent me this lovely prayer. Father, we thank you for your tender mercies. Thank you for our friends and family. Where there is sadness, give us joy. Where there is pain, give us comfort. Where there is self-doubt, give us strength. In Jesus' … Read more


Devotions

Winning Versus Failure

Posted: 2:00 am on July 07, 2014 by Brenda Wood

Winning is falling down and getting up again, but failure is falling down and staying there. David, Moses, Noah, Paul and the rest of our favorite Bible heroes fell down lots of times but we see them as winners because they got up again … Read more


Devotions

Unwashed Jeans

Posted: 2:00 am on July 06, 2014 by Brenda Wood

We’ve been told recently not to wash our jeans. Instead we are to place them in the freezer (UGH!) to kill the smell (UGH!) and then wear them again. (UGH!) Some say they haven’t washed their jeans in a year or more. (UGH!) Is … Read more


Devotions

To Cook or Not to Cook

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

Did you know that cooked foods are actually easier for your body to absorb?  Vegetables cooked in water may lose some of their nutrients, but they are captured in the cooking water for use in sauces and soups. In fact only about 10% of … Read more


Devotions

Remember When

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

Do you remember when you got engaged? Heard the news about a family birth? Or maybe the day you graduated? Those details stick out in our minds, just as the details of July 4th, 1776 are remembered today by all Americans. So it was … Read more


Devotions

What Was She Thinking?

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

(Tabitha’s) friends prepared her body for burial and put her in a cool room. (Acts 9:37, MSG) The Bible says that sheopened her eyes and when she saw Peter, she sat up. (Acts 9:40b, MSG). Shouldn’t it read it more like this? She opened … Read more


Devotions

Last Resort

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

Pastor Heather Malnick says that prayer is something we often turn to as a last resort. After we've consulted the doctor, the lawyer, the teacher, the therapist, the spouse, the child, the parent....THEN we turn to God. All the widows stood around him, crying … Read more


Devotions

After the Flags

Posted: 2:00 am on July 01, 2014 by Brenda Wood

So it’s July 1st, Canada Day, and July 4th is Independence Day in the United States. There will be fireworks, flags, food and fun. Then what? What if we all prayed? Here is missionary Terri Payk’s true story. I felt that the Lord was … Read more


Devotions

After All Is Said and Done

Posted: 2:00 am on June 30, 2014 by Brenda Wood

"After all is said and done, more is always said than done."-- Aesop How many of us live this way?  Do we make promises we can’t keep? Do we offer to do more than we can possibly do?  Do our words match our actions? … Read more


Devotions

Rejection Letters

Posted: 2:00 am on June 29, 2014 by Brenda Wood

Writers are used to rejection letters. We join the ranks of the band U2, artist Andy Warhol and film maker Tim Burton. Everybody gets rejected on occasion, even Jesus. “Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown. All the … Read more


Devotions

Noted

Posted: 2:00 am on June 28, 2014 by Brenda Wood

My niece keeps in touch by mail but she writes on the backs of the fronts of old greeting cards. She simply trims off the rest of the cards and recycles the best, the pretty fronts to others. What an easy and inexpensive way … Read more


Devotions

Rosemary’s Caramel-Like Rhubarb Pie

Posted: 2:00 am on June 27, 2014 by Brenda Wood

You will need a nine-inch unbaked pie shell. Then cream two tablespoons butter with one cup of brown sugar. Add two beaten eggs. Next, mix in two rounded (not heaping!) tablespoons flour. Fold in three cups of rhubarb. Bake at 400 degrees F for … Read more



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