Dumb, Dumber, and Even Dumber

2 Kings 17 – Week Eleven Would you be willing to admit that you do dumb things from time to time?  Things that looking back you think to yourself, “If only…” I go for a walk on most days, and I have a routine for getting ready.  I always carry a bottle of water, aContinue reading “Dumb, Dumber, and Even Dumber”

Not Your Ordinary Granny

2 Kings 12 – Week Eleven “A grandmother is a remarkable woman. She’s a wonderful combination of warmth and kindness, laughter, and love. She overlooks our faults, encourages our dreams, and praises our every success.” – Anonymous Hopefully, all of us have or had at least one grandmother that would fit that description.  Grandmothers, generallyContinue reading “Not Your Ordinary Granny”

Life is Like a Game of Go Fish

2 Kings 7 – Week Ten I am not much of a card player.  I don’t understand how to play a lot of the more “sophisticated, grownup” card games.  But I do enjoy playing Go Fish with my great niece.  That game I understand.  Each player starts off with a handful of cards and theContinue reading “Life is Like a Game of Go Fish”

I Did NOT See That Coming

2 Kings 5 – Week Nine From the moment that we are conceived, there are expectations. Our parents expected that we would be born with two eyes, two ears, one nose, ten fingers, and ten toes.  As we grew, we developed our own expectations, and they were different for each of us.  Some expected toContinue reading “I Did NOT See That Coming”

Monsters in the Closet

I Kings 19 – Week Eight Does anyone else still love to watch Disney movies? I love the older ones like The Shaggy D.A. and Freaky Friday.  I love some of the newer ones as well such as The Little Mermaid and Finding Nemo.  I have watched some of the Disney movies multiple times becauseContinue reading “Monsters in the Closet”

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary

1 Kings 18 – Week Seven Think back to elementary school.  Do you recall having days when the other kids in your class just wouldn’t behave?  Wouldn’t stop talking?  The teacher would give out warnings, make threats, etc. to get everyone to do what was right.  But, instead, the rambunctiousness kept growing and you couldContinue reading “Making the Ordinary Extraordinary”

Time to Stand!

1 Kings 15 – Week Six A couple of years ago my girls gave me an Apple watch.  They got it all set up and told me the different things that it would do.  I put it on and had been wearing it for about an hour or so when I felt a vibration andContinue reading “Time to Stand!”

Living Selflessly and Ready to Serve

1 Kings 12 – Week Five When I am working on the lessons, some weeks are easier than others.  Some weeks, with God’s help, I can block out the distractions.  I will find myself flooded with thoughts that God takes and weaves together into what I pray is what He wants to be discussed andContinue reading “Living Selflessly and Ready to Serve”

Time For a Fresh Start?

1 Kings 11:1-13 Week Four  Have you ever gone on a diet?  Or, if not a diet, how about a healthier lifestyle?  I’m going to assume all of us have at some point in our lives.  Any guesses on what the most common day-of-the-week diets are begun?  Monday!  Any guesses on what day of theContinue reading “Time For a Fresh Start?”

One Stone Says to Another, “Hey, I Think You’re in My Place”

1 Kings 8:46-60 – Week Three If you recall, last week we discussed how God appeared to Solomon in a dream and asked what He could give to Solomon.  Solomon, in response, offered praise and gratitude to God for the favor that was shown to King David as well as himself.  Solomon was very humbleContinue reading “One Stone Says to Another, “Hey, I Think You’re in My Place””