For whoever has despised the day of small things shall rejoice, and shall see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. These seven are the eyes of the Lord, which range through the whole earth. ~Zachariah 4:10 Go back, just for a moment, and remember. There have been days when you thought you would not survive. You … Continue reading Excerpt 1
Gunnin, Michelle. Words to the Weary. MG Publications, 2020.Photo by Mike Hunter I have some really big news! My new book, Words to the Weary, is now available on Amazon! For years, many of you have been asking, insisting and begging me to put out a devotional book. I finally did it! Published just in … Continue reading Big Big News!
Not everyone has warm and fuzzy holidays. During this time of the year, many people struggle. This year the struggle has the added pressure of a pandemic, a volatile election, social unrest, and all the other difficulties which arrived with 2020. Suffering in isolation is rampant. Check on your people. Bit by bit, I have … Continue reading Bit by Bit
Sometimes grief comes galloping into the heart like a battering ram at the front door, forcing its way inside. Other times grief sneaks in the back door, like a thief, and makes its way to the table. On big days, such as Thanksgiving, the heart knows to guard the front door. All the memories come … Continue reading Cranberry Sauce
I have always loved decorating early for Christmas. If my family would let me, I would start in October. Not that I don’t love Thanksgiving, not that I want to rush past it, but there is something about the Christmas season that just makes me happy. My heart is lighter; my step is peppier. I … Continue reading Tis the Season
I am sooo full! These words are common this time of year, expected even. Families sit around tables laden with food, the traditional dishes of generations are laid out before us. If their recipes don the table, somehow our grandmothers are there, too. The more matriarchs die, the bigger the feast. Honestly, my foremothers would … Continue reading I Am Soooo Full!
It’s been awhile since I gave you all an update on life. I have gotten two new jobs! One is a clerk in the guidance office at Chestatee Academy in Gainesville. It is a morning job which fits perfectly with my tutoring schedule. I answer phones, handle files and generally do whatever they need me … Continue reading The Latest
There is something about the heavens that brings perspective. Standing below them, hope hovers close to my heart. The brilliance of the stars contrasts with the black of the sky and the juxtaposition is breathtaking. Gazing up reminds me how small we are. How quick life passes. How unimportant my biggest problems are. There is … Continue reading The Heavens
Our voting process is intimidating. I have 3 degrees and those amendments get me every time. The amount of research I have to do in order to choose my candidates is significant. Having to weed through what is true, voting records, and speeches of all the local elections, as well as the national ones, can … Continue reading Show Up
Lord, I come to you now, on my knees. I know you do not always do things the way I want you to. Your ways are not my ways. My life has taught me you are always working on many levels which I cannot see. Things appear one way, only for me to find later … Continue reading A Heartfelt Pre-election Prayer