How to be ungrateful – receiving gifts from the Father

How to be ungrateful – receiving gifts from the Father

Do you have a gift certificate you’ve never redeemed? It’s estimated that in 2013, $1 billion worth of gift cards were never cashed in. I’ll confess that I’ve contributed to that stat. My husband gave me a Valentines gift certificate in February. But I didn’t redeem...
How to live like a saint, because you are one

How to live like a saint, because you are one

Do you consider yourself a saint? Last week the Catholic Church determined that Mother Teresa was worthy of the title. The world celebrated her life as the Pope ordained her as a Saint, nineteen years after her death. What about you? Are you worthy of the title? To be...
Top 10 posts from the Greenhouse – 3 year blogiversary

Top 10 posts from the Greenhouse – 3 year blogiversary

Hey friends! The Greenhouse has a new look! This summer is my 3 year anniversary for blogging at the Greenhouse, so it was time for some rearranging. I needed to update some structural details (this techy stuff is not my strength!), and I did some organizing and...
A Prayer for Troubled Times

A Prayer for Troubled Times

What do you pray lately in these times of trouble–bombs, gunshots, riots and terror? If the news leaves you speechless, try looking to the Psalms. You’ll find the ancient prayers of God’s people can be a helpful guide to your prayers today. Oppression and...
How to finish the day with a prayerful review

How to finish the day with a prayerful review

At the end of the day, you can usually find me sitting at the kitchen table eating supper with Gary, my husband. While we eat, we tell each other about the day. Sometimes there’s not much to tell. Other times, supper is over but the conversation isn’t. So we walk the...