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Annettee Budzban

His Eternal Eraser

"Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your compassion blot out my transgression." Psalm 51:1 (NIV) As I pressed the backspace bar on the keyboard while writing, I watched as the words I had just typed disappeared before my eyes. I...

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Heart to Heart

". . .The Lord looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV) We all have our preferences when it comes to physical attraction. My husband tells me that he prefers brunettes over blondes. People prefer mates, of all different shapes, sizes, and characteristics. I had two...

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God Laughs

"The Lord laughs at the wicked" Psalm 37:13 (LB) God laughs – Isn't that a strange thought – God laughs! My friend's and I often ponder over this. He actually laughs. . . With her turkey in the oven and guests on the way, my friend knew she was in trouble when she...

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War Stories

"You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but do not be alarmed." (Matthew 24:6) When I was a young girl my father and my brother liked to watch war movies. I hated them. I cringed at the bloodshed and violence. My uncles and others would sit around the kitchen table...

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Unopened Gifts

"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in various forms." — 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV) When I was a young girl we had big Christmas celebrations. My mother invited many family members and friends. Gifts were...

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The Power of Suggestion

"Be transformed by the entire renewal of your minds." –– Romans 12:2 (NIV) My husband watched a documentary on hot dog stands. He watched it several times and it prompted him to visit all the neighboring hot dog stands. Whenever he was out on daily errands, he would...

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Overcoming a Speech Impediment

"Now Go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say." — Exodus 4:12 (NIV) When my sister was young she had a speech impediment. She had trouble pronouncing certain letters. For example the word special would come out as "sssspecial" and terrific would come...

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