Category: Faith

Choosing or Feeling or Both?

Choosing joy. My sister in love and I were having a conversation about this recently. Here are are few of my thoughts. Let’s talk about choosing. We all get to choose things like what flavor of ice cream and which shoes we will put on. Americans are especially good at demanding choices and I have…

By Mirm June 9, 2024 0

Habits make the person

Charles Spurgeon The most important daily habit we can possess is to remind ourselves of the gospel. I believe that what we do shapes who we become. I want the habits that I live have become some of the words that now define my character. Becoming excellent at anything is a result of cultivating the…

By Mirm June 3, 2024 0

More than we can ask or think

“Always more” is a phrase I learned from a Christian blogger and it has become something I think of all the time. It is based on Eph. 3:20 which says, Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work with…

By Mirm May 31, 2024 0

Family Fridays #20 Church Families

My parents are not from California and so when we migrated west we were far away from people who shared our DNA.  We did maintain relationships with our southern roots and our family on the east coast as we made regular treks to visit them   (the added bonus was learning about the country by traveling…

By Mirm May 24, 2024 0

Family Fridays #16 & 17

I was in Europe for April 26 & May 3 This is what I wrote in my journal April 26 – I see people traveling as couples and families, people of all ages and nationalities. I hear a variety of languages and many types of bags, jackets and modes of transportation. I wonder what drew…

By Mirm May 9, 2024 0

To Vent or Not to Vent

So, I think I have crossed the line from venting to complaining! Why else would I be processing which I am doing? I think there is an internal gauge that knows the difference between sharing frustration and being mad about or at that situation/person. Perhaps it is human nature to see things from a selfish…

By Mirm April 9, 2024 0

My Forever Home

Fifty five years ago today I answered the door to find my dad standing there as part of the visitation team from our little church in Southern California. He came in, of course, and told me he knew I had some questions about church membership. The day before I had checked the box declaring I…

By Mirm March 7, 2024 0