Where Have You Been?

Who Me? I’ve been on a glorious journey with the Lord. Years ago, God placed a desire on my heart to open a gathering place. At that time, I thought of a book store where people could have coffee and tea, hang out, read, and enjoy specialty programs. But, when Covid hit (and we became… [Read More]

Watching God Work is Amazing

Community Blend has come a long way in 2021. With the undergirding of our powerful prayer team, we struggled through the nonprofit paperwork, anxiously awaited confirmation and acceptance to become a 501c3, enlisted a Board of Directors, volunteers, gained financial support, secured a location, purchased all equipment needed to open, and held our first event. A… [Read More]

FAll is A Season for Change

The wind rustles through the trees, delivering the first burst of cool weather. Fall is my favorite season. I love seeing the greens and oranges, and hearing the crispy leaves underfoot.  The smell of burning fireplace embers replace the savory meats that cooked on outdoor grills. There’s something special about Fall. The change in season… [Read More]

Remembering 9-11

I felt numb as I drove to the middle school that day. It was the morning of 9-11, shortly after the first attack. I was unnerved by the eerie silence inside a building filled with vibrant students. They must have heard the news. As I entered the music room, the teacher’s wide eyes locked with… [Read More]


Pain from the past can hinder our ability to move forward in a positive way. Although it is hard to completely forget about situations that have harmed us, it is essential in order to thrive. Yet for many people, their default when things are not going well, is to blame past circumstances. This puts the… [Read More]

How To Accomplish Your Goals in the New Year

The New Year is well underway. Ideas are stirring for growth and opportunity because a new year represents new hope. Will your plans come to pass or fizzle out as the weeks go by? Whether it’s better health, more time with the Lord, developing an idea, or rekindling an old friendship… it requires motivation. Motivation is… [Read More]

Reaching For An Extraordinary Life

“For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” Luke 23:31 (HCSB)  October is an amazing month. In September a gun sounds and the race begins, as school and church ministries resume. By October, routines are established and blessings start to pour forth. One is the… [Read More]

A Study Of Mom

From the start, women enter into the role of Mom with pain, some conflict, and anxiety. To the woman he said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Genesis 3:16  Now that wasn’t nice, but it’s a fact of life we accept. Thankfully, we are… [Read More]

It’s a Blog Hop

Join a blog hop? Seriously, when I was asked, I-Hop and Peter Cottontail came to mind. I’d never heard of a blog hop, but I agreed to participate. As a result I met several interesting people. During my hop you may eat pancakes and watch Peter Cottontail, as you read about joy, hope and an underground youth ministry…. [Read More]

Is There Hope For Every Man?

Casting Crowns captured my heart with their song Every Man. There is hope for every man.  A solid place where we can stand. In this dry and weary land, there is hope for every man. Jesus ministers to a world in need through His church. Hope and solid ground is found there. Rob Cook recently shared  this… [Read More]