• My heart will sing

    It has been a glorious spring day.  I was glad to get out to worship after a few days at home with a cold bug.  The weather was fine and the drive refreshing.  With great anticipation I looked forward to joining in on the many lively hymns that are part of Palm Sunday in our church. I managed to sing a bit of the first hymn but found my voice deteriorating.  By the middle of the second song I couldn’t sing at all.  This particular cold bug had the reputation of bringing on laryngitis.  My voice had been shaky a few days before but I thought it was getting better…but…

  • Baking bread

    I have always loved the smell of baking bread.  While my cooking is not always the greatest, I could make a lovely loaf of wheat bread.  It would give me great satisfaction to take the steaming loaves out of the oven and put them on racks to cool.  To me there was nothing that tasted better than some of this fresh bread and honey. Bread has always been a staple in my life.  It was my go to food most of the time – sandwiches, toast with jam, raisin bread…you name it, I love it. Just over four months ago I received a diagnosis of gluten intolerance.  My whole bread…

  • Worrying about worrying

    Even though Scripture has a lot to say against worrying, it is something I end up doing far too often.  I let things get to me too easily and I overthink things on a regular basis.  While I know that I need to trust God in all things, sometimes the cares of the world overtake me. What makes matters worse is that I know that I shouldn’t be worrying and then I worry about worrying.  It sounds crazy but it happens more often than I care to admit.  It is ridiculous when I think about it.  I shouldn’t be fretting and worrying about fretting makes my stress level goes up.…