A Christmas Eve Devotion

I’ll be back on Tuesday with answers to some of your questions and hopefully a farm story. And maybe a picture – we had the most adorable heifer calf born Thursday just before it dumped two inches of rain and a day before the wind gusted all day and the temperatures dropped to single digits…she’s […]

Who will be in Heaven because of me?

Jessie again with a devotion from earlier this year in the Chat: So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90:12 I got an email this week from someone who talked about how the Christian themes in my books were a blessing to her and how they’ve […]

An Observation of Sacrifice

I have a little thing I wrote in 2020 at the start of lockdowns and I thought I’d share it again today.  This year as I’ve been reading through my Bible, a couple of phrases have stood out to me—sacrifices of praise, sacrifices of joy, sacrifices of thanksgiving. “Sacrifice” seemed like an odd word to […]

Be Wise

Though he slay me, yet will I trust Him. You all know the story of when God told Abraham to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. Abraham took Isaac and some wood and went and made an altar. He even tied up Isaac and set him on it. Abraham had his hand raised, knife in it, […]

More Like Jesus and Less Like Jessie

From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. I had a rotten week. (Online, my week looked great, but in my “real life” it was a tough one.) Do you remember the man at the pool of […]

We’re all humans with a sin nature.

Back when my kids were little, like elementary school age, one of my best friends and I put on the fall and spring Presentation Nights for our homeschool co-op. There were fifty families in it and homeschoolers usually have more than the average amount of kids (ha!). It served as a Christmas program, speech credit […]

If you love me you would…

Have you ever said that? When I was younger I was taught not to say that. I was also taught that anyone who said that to me was trying to manipulate me. I guess I’ve always agreed with that teaching – I don’t want to use someone’s “love” toward me as a club to beat […]

My Purpose List

I hope everyone has had an amazing week! Mine has been busy. This time of year tends to be that way, right? I have a picture on Facebook somewhere of some of the produce I harvested from my garden.  Gardening was something I gave up so I could write books, but after being in Pittsburgh […]

God. Is. Enough.

Here’s a devotional that I shared in the Reader Chat at the beginning of the year. I have a person that I deal with rather frequently, and I like them. They claim to be a Christian. But there are certain situations I’m in with that person when their whole personality seems to change and I […]

The Parable of Talents

I’ve been thinking of the parable of the talents lately. You know, the one where Jesus talks about the three servants whose master was going away. He gave one servant ten talents to keep while he was gone. One servant five, and one servant, two. When the master came back the servants with ten and […]