Crazy Messy

Crazy Messy Life

It’s not always our piles of paper, our closets, and drawers that create the disasters in life. Messy can come from emotional stress, or difficult decisions. Family disputes or unexpected tragedies. You fill in the blank. What part of your life is crazy messy or has been in the past?

Have Faith and Pray

Have Faith and Pray - Blog post by Mary Rodman

Faith is an element in my life, which I have questioned from time to time. What exactly is faith? Hebrews 11:1 (NIV) says “Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” If I pray for something in faith and it doesn’t happen, is that a lack of faith? I have come to realize over the years that it is not. We need to understand and be thankful that God sometimes says, “No.”

Your Branches

Your Branches blog post can be found at

We can either prune our branches or God will do it for us! What I mean is, where are your priorities. Is Jesus part of your day-to-day routine? We can either slow down our lives and walk with Him, or He will slow us down in ways we may not appreciate or understand when it happens.


Bloom with Jesus blog post, KOKO...keep on keeping on

My friend signs her notes KOKO, which means keep on keeping on. In other words, when life is difficult, stay the course, don’t give up, go the extra mile, and keep being a witness for Christ.

How do you plan to stay motivated in 2021?


Gratitude - Blog Post at

This fortune has been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks, and I have read it periodically. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” I believe it is important to live a life of gratitude, but I would like to rephrase the fortune for you. “Gratitude toward Jesus is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” After all, where would we be without a Savior!

Happy Place

Picture in your mind your happy place. For some it is a walk in the woods, a cabin in the mountains, or a stroll along the beach. Many people enjoy the morning silence with a cup of coffee in their favorite chair. Possibly it is the view from your front porch, or a leisurely drive in your car. Wherever your …

Recipes for a Happy Life

Recipes for a Happy Life Blog Post

It is the little things in life that make a huge difference in our hearts. A hug from a child or a friend. Settling in with a good book in the morning sunshine. I few quiet moments with God in the middle of the day. Sometimes it is showering your friends with an unexpected homemade treat!

Create Memories

Create Memories Blog

The coronavirus has changed our lives. Rather than worrying about of the situation, create some great memories with your family. Like the smell of wood burning, one day your senses will remind you of the wonderful days spent together at home. Instead of watching the news 24/7 and stressing about social distancing, spend your energy creating great remembrances.