Tis’ the Season of Giving

We are so grateful for everyone who showed their support for The Vineyard during this difficult year of 2020! As the year draws to a close, please consider a year-end gift or recurring commitment to support From the Vine Ministries in 2021. There are always lots of ways you can help or support us, and not all…

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The Cost of Priceless Gifts

November is the season of thankfulness and December is the season of giving, yet COVID-19 and 2020 have prevented families from feeling this way. Priorities have changed along with jobs, finances, education and friendships. As we reflect on this year, I pray we can gather our strength and gusto to finish December with joy and…

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Brewing Strength in Diluted Situations

Making Keurig coffee is a no-brainer task in the mornings. You simply push the button and walk away to grab your creamer. But today was an unusual morning. Because the creamer was already on the counter, I added some to my empty cup before pushing the button. I now stood waiting, toying with my spoon…

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A Place at the Table

This is a chance for women to get together in a small intimate setting to SIT and BREATHE and share what’s going on in their houses, their fears and frustrations of the present day situation, and to receive encouragement and wisdom from ladies around them. The lunches/dinners will be intentionally small (only 7 ladies each…

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Hole in Your Story

“You can’t control birds flying over your head, but you can stop them from building a nest.” I heard that quote from Pastor Joseph Prince years ago and it’s stayed with me ever since. Why? It beautifully articulates our responsibility to think about what we’re thinking about. To recognize not every thought that lands in…

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Living on Leftovers

See this gorgeous cross? It is one of my favorites hanging in my home, yet every time I look at it I tell myself I need to “better” it. You see, although it is beautiful, it is not securely fastened to the wall. It was never positioned or measured perfectly. No time was taken to…

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Bloom Where You’re Planted!

July 1. A year ago today was our BIG MOVING DAY…the day my husband and I left a place we’d lived for 35 years, for an area that was “just” across town. Across town in Houston might as well be a different state! At first, there was just exhaustion, anxiety, and a lot of apprehension.…

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Waiting Room Warrior

“The waiting room is an exciting place!” she said. “Just watch and see!” Recently I was in a waiting room at our local ER. Even though I have washed dishes and knives a million times, somehow earlier that evening I cut myself and blood instantly began pouring out of my index finger. Thankfully, the knife…

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How Can I Help The Vineyard?

We are so grateful for everyone who came to show support for The Vineyard on Forward Focused Friday! But if you couldn’t make it – no worries! There are always lots of ways you can you can help or support us. Every donation and contribution enables us to keep our doors open for all the…

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