Once upon a time I dreamed of learning to arrange flowers and become an outstanding photographer in my next life. Sometimes we need to monitor and adjust, don't we, Dear Reader?
Everywhere we look there seems to be poverty, corruption, natural disaster. What hope could there possibly be for any kind of future?
Lord, a dead-end job in a backwater town...no hope in sight. The rabbi says King David started out this way, hard to believe. Maybe shepherds weren't considered to be the lowest of the low back then.
Holy God, did I hear right? I'm just a girl...nothing special. Are you sure you want to entrust me with such an enormous task?
I'm scared, Lord, scared and confused.
O Lord, all my life I heard the prophecy of Isaiah, the hope for a Savior, but now I am distraught. I see no hope around me. Your godly king, Josiah, is gone. Will you raise up another?
Dear Reader, I'm learning that God not only loves me, He loves encouraging me to grow. That may mean second chances, new opportunities, roadblocks or even dead ends. NEVERTHELESS, the God of Heaven and Earth has promised to never leave me.
Sweet tea and my lap warmer are definitely among my simple pleasures, but one of my favorite simple pleasures is the beauty of the children I love sleeping.
It's pretty calming when Maisie relaxes on my lap. And who doesn't love the gentle whooshing sound of kitty snores? All that pales in comparison to sleeping beauty.
Do you remember, back in the day, when kids loved running and jumping in piles of leaves? When it wasn't against most city ordinances for a home owner to burn those piles?
Do you have much in common with your in-laws, Dear Reader? For years, I was afraid that the only thing I shared with my mother-in-law was our last name.
After being in the family for over five years, my mother-in-law shared a gift with me that has become a simple pleasure for me.
Hi, my name is Alice. A Way with Words is about sharing faith,
fun, & encouragement. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you find a little something to take