Keep Calm in the Chaos

  Feeling uncertain? Overwhelmed, anxious, angry, frustrated or afraid? Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.  Laird Hamilton 1. Stop for a minute! Put yourself in a mental time–out and quiet your thoughts. 2. Use the quiet space you create to think about what you’re thinking about. 3. Literally, choose to “change your mind” and     read more

See The Good

It’s been said, “It takes no more time to see the good side of life than it does to see the bad,” and to that I say, “Amen.”   This week I had the great joy of being a very small part of a very big give to my community by the autonomous mission work of Salkehatchie Summer Service 2018.  https://salkehatchie.org/   The sea of lime green you see my     read more

Quiet!

  DEVOTION BY Penny Hunt POSTED 6/11/2018    Quiet!  Jesus got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves,   ‘Quiet! Be still!’ Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.    Mark 4:39 NIV  Have you ever been so tired you yelled for everyone to be quiet?  Maybe you’ve banged on the wall and bellowed for the party animal next door to keep     read more

What’s in Your Garage?

Is your car parked in the driveway because there’s no room for it in the garage?   When the roof of a friend’s car was badly dented as the result of a well-forecasted hail storm, I asked, “Didn’t you know the storm was coming?”   “Oh, yes, I knew,”   “Well then, why didn’t you put your car in the garage?”  “Couldn’t— too much stuff in there. You think these dents will pop back out when the sun hits them?”    If you’re like     read more

Warmed-Up Leftovers

How many Styrofoam boxes from restaurants or plastic containers with the remains of homemade delights do you have hanging out the fridge?    At our house “Leftovers Night” has always been popular.  It’s a welcome break for me, the cook, and everyone enjoys picking and choosing from a smorgasbord of foods ranging from meatloaf and mashed potatoes to oriental noodles and lasagna.  All I have to do is add a side of fresh salad and, “Voila!” dinner is served, the shelves of the refrigerator are cleared for the next round     read more

A Memorial Day Message

Today, as we honor those who have given all for the freedoms we enjoy let’s pause to remember the ones left behind, the ones living in the pain. Let us bear one another’s burdens (Gal. 6:2) and Weep with those who weep (Rom. 12:15)