Archive for the 'Illustrations and Stories' Category

Strangler Figs ~Repost from Jan. 2007

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

I got a letter from my husband today. These plain envelopes stuffed full of notebook papers are our hold on one another. He wrote about the books he’s reading. Then he sent this illustration and applied it to his life and sin. Strangler figs are common in warmer zones–Florida, South America. They grow in abundance. […]

Lessons from God~repost

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Written to a group of friends on a forum July 1, 2006–we had won our hearing and I thought my husband was coming home. The decision was reversed and I went through a serious struggle with my faith. God is working overtime on me this week .Before this happened we had become about like roomates. […]

The Next Right Response~repost

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

In my reading of Changed Into His Image, the other day, I read this interesting illustration. A better view of wisdom is that of a driver caught in the middle of a traffic snarl. He doesn’t need to know WHY is the road blocked. He doesn’t have to know WHY his car blew a tire. […]

The Next Right Response~repost

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

In my reading of Changed Into His Image, the other day, I read this interesting illustration. A better view of wisdom is that of a driver caught in the middle of a traffic snarl. He doesn’t need to know WHY is the road blocked. He doesn’t have to know WHY his car blew a tire. […]

Tea Bags~repost from Dec. 2006

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

My sister sent this book to Lee for Christmas. He was telling me about it and I said, “Hey! I found that at the thrift store the other day for .25.” So we are reading it together. We’ve been talking about things we read or illustrations we like when I visit. One illustration we both […]

A Vintage Christmas Treat~repost

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

I am in charge of our church library. Since it was very much in need of an update, I’ve been weeding out very old books and replacing them with the boxes of donated newer books. One of the books had a familiar title so I quickly peeked through it. The Sword Book of Treasures by […]

My Chair~repost

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Long ago, I was an early childhood teacher. Sammie was a little spitfire in my class. I wrote this at that time and I’m struck how much this lesson applies to me today. Sammie is a beautiful blond 3 year old in my class. She loves life and has an infectious giggle. Sammie is also […]

The Potter~repost

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. Most of us have read a book or heard a sermon about the potter. It is an excellent illustration of how God molds and makes us into vessels […]

Honor

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Yesterday at the marriage seminar, we watched  another Gary Smalley video. He said that this concept could change a marriage or any relationship in a relatively short period of time. He held up a violin to represent a marriage gone wrong. The strings were hanging off the front. It looked old and weathered. It was […]

Rusty Pipes

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. Here’s another entry from my journal. As I was trying to love my husband and be the […]