Collecting Smiles

Collecting Smiles – Proverbs 31:25“Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future.” (NASB) #life2art21 #bereconciled #morningthumb 👩🏿‍🎨

Butterflies are Glorious!

Job 12:7-10 7 “But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you;8 or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you;[a] and the fish of the sea will declare to you.9 Who among all these does not know that the hand of theContinue reading “Butterflies are Glorious!”

COVID, the Baby (me) & the Bathwater (a murky Christian culture)

Mark 2:17When Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” Today I am seeking, praying for clarity about the culture I have spent my life on – Christianity. IContinue reading “COVID, the Baby (me) & the Bathwater (a murky Christian culture)”

“Speak LORD” November 2016

I am blessed to have strong Gospel music roots.  I so enjoyed when Andre Crouch and Quincy Jones collaborated on the production of “The Color Purple”. Artistic geniuses, they channeled an old spiritual with “Maybe GOD is Trying to Tell You Something”. I am also blessed by Holy Spirit that difficulties in life prompt meContinue reading ““Speak LORD” November 2016″

A Child’s Spiritual Repertoire 10/23/2018

South Korean Children’s Chior Azusa Pacific University 2013 Gravity check- Stroll back in your mind – recall a small child mimicking your every move. Adorable yes but actually, he or she is collecting. Children build a repertoire of motions and responses to carry through life; A demonstration of their own personal spirt and a well-observedContinue reading “A Child’s Spiritual Repertoire 10/23/2018”

The Change That Will Come by JEliseD 9/26/16

“It’s been a long, a long time coming but I know change is gonna’ come O yes it will” In 1964 singer/songwriter Sam Cooke released the popular Civil Rights anthem “A Change Is Gonna’ Come.” I was six years old and remember those days in South Central Los Angeles just like it was yesterday. WhoContinue reading “The Change That Will Come by JEliseD 9/26/16”

Signs of Grace

Acts 14:3   ” Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the LORD, which gave testimony unto the word of His grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.”   Sometimes I miss the obvious things going on around me, the things that only happen because of GOD’s grace. Like onContinue reading “Signs of Grace”


Broken?  by J.E. Diaz “The sacrifices of GOD are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O GOD, You will not despise.” Psalm 51:17 Oh the teeth gritting moments caused by a toddler in a room filled with breakable things! The old “bull in china shop” imagery is not lost on those of us whoContinue reading “Broken?”

Pass the Baton, A Race Well Run by J. E. Diaz

    My husband and I are blessed with three amazing, accomplished adult sons. We believe their lives stem directly from the Master’s shaping them through the lives of other Believers; Amazing Sunday school teachers, Pastors, camp volunteers and small group leaders. All individuals who freely gave in service of families, children and youth. InContinue reading “Pass the Baton, A Race Well Run by J. E. Diaz”