Zebras, Zeal, Zest, Zoos, and Zacchaeus Clean and pure is what Zacchaeus' mom named him. Sure all babies seem that way when they are born. Something happened to him as he was growing up because when we meet him, Zacchaeus was a despised and ruthless tax collector. He cheated many out of their money. Maybe … Continue reading Z


Yams, Youth, Yogurt, Yoke, and Years As the year is quickly coming to the end, we find ourselves looking back over it. Hopefully, we have grown in wisdom. As we look forward to the coming year may we not fill our calendar so full that we don't have time for God, family, friends, and ourselves. … Continue reading Y


  Xylophone, Xylitol, Xenias, Xerography, and X-ray You don't really need an x-ray to see the skeletons on these fish. X-rays only tell what is wrong with the bones they can't tell what is going on in the mind or heart of a person. We cannot look at a person and know the reason behind their … Continue reading X


Violets, Vases, Violins, Vineyard, and Victory Sometimes as we experience trials in our lives we may feel as though we are down in a valley with steep mountains or maybe you feel like on a rock and the tide came in now sharks are circling. We already have the victory just check out 1 John … Continue reading V


Umbrellas, Ukelele, Unafraid, Understanding, and Unity Unity is something that seems very elusive these days. If we the body of Christ can't be united, how can we be a light to the world? We can agree on certain things that are the foundation of the gospel for that is closed-handed. To let things that are open-handed … Continue reading U


Turtles, Toffee, Talk, Trains, and Trust Trust can be hard at times and easy at other times. I went hiking with a friend one time. I like doing it when I know the path, especially if it includes a little rock climbing. This time he was taking me someplace I had never been and there was … Continue reading T


Sunflowers, Scripture, Spices, Scents, and Sun The Sun is a great reminder of how the Scriptures work. The Sun creates a thirst on a hot day, so do the Scriptures in a spiritually dry world. The Sun produces Vitamin D which helps strengthens the body, while the Scriptures strengthens us for spiritual attacks. The Sun lights … Continue reading S


Quilts, Quails, Questions, Quotes, and Quiet I love having those times when the house is quiet. The time to focus my thoughts and draw near to God. In the Ten Commandments, the Sabbath established so we have a day from the business that takes over of our lives during the week to have a day … Continue reading Q


Peaches, Pumpkin, Parades, Pandas, and Proverbs When I was in middle school I went to a private school where the school verse was Proverbs 3:5-6. Proverbs cover everything from dealing with people to finances to health. But my favorite Proverb is chapter 31. I have to admit I struggled to try to be like her all … Continue reading P


Nuts, Names, Nest, Nature, and Nose Without a nose, we couldn't smell cookies fresh from the oven, coffee just brewed, a rose.... Although there are times that we wish we didn't have a nose so that we wouldn't have to smell a dirty diaper, soured milk, trash on a hot summer day....  Our actions and … Continue reading N