Posts by Stephanie Robertson

4 Ways to Help You Praise God

Praising God sounds like a mind-blowing task.  And it is.  God is so powerful.  He’s so beautiful.  He’s the source of everything good and wonderful in existence. But He wants us, His lowly children to praise Him.  Isn’t that amazing?  God wants to hear from us.  It makes sense.  When you’re away from those you love, don’t you want to stay in touch? But how do we praise a holy God? Without trying to simplify something so…heavy, so important, I’m…

Fighting for the Mind–5 Ideas for Peace

I’ve often heard it said that women have spaghetti brains.  It’s no wonder.  We’re definitely multi-managers. We nurse babies, wrangle toddlers, manage businesses, sweep homes.  We handle accounts, engineer rockets, take math tests, and make it home by curfew. It’s understandable that our minds are all over the place.  But whether you consider yourself a Mary or a Martha (Luke 10:38-42,) you can find peace of mind. 5 Ideas for Peace:  Take your troubles to God.  The Bible has tons…

What’s your Word of the Year?

Hi Everyone!  Welcome to our first blog post of 2021!  I am excited because I believe God is going to do great things with our Central Valley Ladies–whether we’re in person or not. First, have you been hearing chatter here and there about a ‘word of the year?’ As a writer, that sounds like a crazy-fun idea! What’s a ‘Word of the Year?’ you may ask…From my understanding, it’s a word to attach to our life goals, spiritual goals, goals in…

How to have a Festive Christmas in 2020

Lights galore! Evergreen and cinnamon scents… Christmas carols and jingle bells wafting through the house… This, my friends, is how to have a festive Christmas–yes, even in 2020! I say, take out all the stops. Throw strands of lights over every twig and entryway. We are going to celebrate! And why not? It is the season to celebrate the precious baby (Luke 2) Who was born in a feeding trough around 2000 years ago! Because of Jesus, we can celebrate…

Mr. Grinch, Restored

  The other night, my husband I settled onto the sofa to watch a classic we grew up with — How the Grinch Stole Christmas. As when I was a kid, I moaned over the Grinch’s poor doggy.  (Does he or she have a name??) But what’s funny is that I noticed things as an adult that I didn’t notice as a kid.  For example, have you ever listened to the song’s lyrics?  Hilarious!   “You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch…Your…

My Top 5 Christian Podcasts

I don’t know when it happened, but sometime last year I became a podcast junkie.  I think I was on my way to a writer’s conference in Ohio and had miles and miles (and miles…) to drive by myself–mostly interstate highway. My car’s CD player doesn’t work, talk radio is too commercial-laden, and I needed some way to occupy my mind–for at least part of the trip. So here goes…My top 5 in no particular order… Top Five Christian Podcasts:…

Walking in Different Shoes

“If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” Do you remember this quote from high school literature class?  If so, then you know these words were spoken by the venerable Atticus Finch in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. When I was working…

Hug Your Veteran

Have you hugged your veteran today? My two grandpas served in World War II.  My brother-in-law served in Iraq.  My dad took ROTC classes at University.  My daughter was in her high school’s Air Force JROTC. One of our Elders was in the Air Force. I’m so thankful for the women and men who have served so I can enjoy the freedoms–such as my freedom to write and publish this post! Do you have a veteran in your life?  Respond…

The Sunrise

I noticed the sun came up today. Imagine that! In spite of the unresolved election, the weirdness of COVID-19 and its effects on the world, and the tension in our country, the sun came up! You know, the Bible tells us that God is the one constant in our lives. “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of God endures forever.”  Isaiah 40:8 I Peter 1:24-25 repeats the verse.  “All flesh is as grass, and all the glory…