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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Queen Bee Beauty

Maybe you got up this morning and felt like I did. So many things to do! Everything seemed equally urgent. But as I passed by my kitchen window, I paused to look at the birds outside. They seemed to be playing under the trees. And, the bees buzzed the flowers. The birds and bees coexisted peacefully. God’s creation––organized, peaceful, and beautiful.

·      The birds weren’t in a hurry or worried about what to eat or drink; God sends them springs of water from the hills and takes care of them. Won’t He take care of us and our stressful lives also?

·      The Queen Bee possesses a stinger, but she doesn’t use it. Her role is to fill the hive with eggs. She lives peacefully within the hive with other bees. The Queen Bee fulfills God’s purpose and enjoys peace with no need to sting. When we fill God’s role for us, we live in peace. We possess Queen Bee Beauty. And, that's your beauty tip for the day––you're welcome!

·      Are you peacefully springing along today or drowning under the weight of obligations?

When we pause to pray and worship God, we feel His presence and experience His peace springing through our soul. “He sendeth the springs into the valley,” (Psalm 104:10 KJV).

This blog is an excerpt from my recently published book, Dancing Like Bees. Here's a link to check it out on Amazon.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Easter Ears

When Easter nears, I think of Easter baskets and how to communicate the Easter story to little ones. God tells us to think like children. “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3 NIV).

·          In my children’s books, Really Rare Rabbits, the little rabbits hear someone teaching about Jesus. 

      They listen. They press their ears to the window to hear more. As adults, are we too busy to listen to God’s voice?

·         Do we lean our elbows on heavily windowsills and press our ears to God’s heavenly window and listen to His voice or have we come away from the God’s window and only hear the world’s noise?

·         Even a child can hear the story of the cross and believe. It’s a simple message of love. Jesus came to earth to die for all that we might live with Him in heaven for eternity––if we only believe. 

Easter is a time of renewal and reflection. Let’s reflect on all Christ did for us on the cross and determine to press our ears to His window and listen to His voice on Easter morning and always––with our ears pressed like the little rabbits.

Really Rare Rabbits is available on Amazon.com 
Barnes and Noble.com and at local book stores by order
also available in Spanish