Distraction of Donkeys

By Peg Arnold | April 16, 2014

Matthew 21:8-11 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna…

Distraction of Distance

By Peg Arnold | March 27, 2014

Psalm 139:7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? When I was a young bride, we moved from Michigan to Maryland to begin our new life together. My husband’s family was in California, mine was in Michigan, so we were truly by ourselves in this unfamiliar place. We…

Distraction of Denver

By Peg Arnold | March 17, 2014

Psalm 8:1 LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Living on the east coast I rarely get the chance to see mountains, true mountains. We live near the Shenandoah and the Appalachian mountain ranges which have their own unique beauty. Color in…

Distraction of Dormancy

By Peg Arnold | March 7, 2014

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, The Distraction of Dormancy? Yes, Dormancy. God has created a world of seasons and cycles. Some seasons are fun…

Distraction of the Dryer (AKA The Green Crayon)

By Peg Arnold | February 26, 2014

But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made Luke 10:40 My husband used to travel a lot when my children were young. Usually while he was away, we were challenged with every possible event from broken legs, stitches, to 911 emergency calls. One evening in particular was filled with the…

Distraction of Drifts

By Peg Arnold | February 14, 2014

Proverbs 17:24 A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth. As I sit in the house and watch the snow accumulate and begin to drift with the latest storm, I am anticipating a gift of time. With all the snow that we have received this…

Distraction of the Dash

By carol@carolensminger.com | January 7, 2014

Psalm 25:4,5 Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. How do you start a new year? Do you take time to reflect on your past year? Do you set goals…

Distraction of Decorations

By carol@carolensminger.com | December 31, 2013

Romans 6: 23b (the Message) But God’s gift is real life, eternal life, delivered by Jesus, our Master. There is a special joy wrapped in the preparations and decorations of Christmas but a feeling of dread in the finality of packing them up and putting them away. There is a cozy feeling in the magical…

Distraction of Dickens

By carol@carolensminger.com | December 18, 2013

Roman 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is one of my favorite Christmas movies that I can watch again and again. Whether it…

Distraction of December

By carol@carolensminger.com | December 10, 2013

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. I love Christmas time. I love the lights, the music, the decorations, the parties and even the baking,…

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