Left overs…

We’re a week beyond Thanksgiving in the US, a holiday of feasts - food, people, football and shopping. Opportunities for indulging our flesh abound. While I believe we have no need to apologize for celebrating the goodness of God, we can certainly agree that we humans have a tendency towards excess, don’t we? One of … Continue reading Left overs…

Seasons Blending: His People

Winter to spring. Spring to summer. Summer to fall. Seasons blend one into the next. Sometimes on a gentle breeze, and sometimes with harsh storm. Continued from Seasons Blending Jesus, Good Shepherd, taught us everything about His character that we wouldn’t know except that He, in all His goodness, led us all the way through … Continue reading Seasons Blending: His People

Grateful for you, and plans for the rest of 2023…

Slow down… get quiet… listen. Salutations, dear Reader! It’s almost Thanksgiving in the United States, which means that my thoughts are continually circulating toward God, and my gratitude for all He has brought my dear man and I through this past year, and for the way He is keeping us in His peace. Even through … Continue reading Grateful for you, and plans for the rest of 2023…

Seasons Blending: His presence

Continued from Seasons Blending Jesus, Good Shepherd, taught us everything about His character that we wouldn’t know except that He, in all His goodness, led us all the way through this past season, and into the sunshine of a new season. And how exactly did He do that? While I’m inadequate to fully understand God’s … Continue reading Seasons Blending: His presence

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“It took us about 30 minutes to adjust to the empty nest.”Randy Brittain Free Birds 2012 Some of you are gone. You’re clicking out because that one-liner just sounds harsh. However, a few of you want to know more. We, many times, but not always, find that the husbands are looking forward to an empty … Continue reading Page 6

The Door Will Shut

““But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭25‬:‭10‬ ‭NIV‬‬ In this parable of Jesus, there were 10 single young women who anxiously awaited the Bridegroom’s arrival. Jesus described 5 as … Continue reading The Door Will Shut

Striving Doesn’t Set a Beautiful Table

“But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!””‭‭Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭40‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Much has been written about Martha and her sister Mary. I doubt I’ve … Continue reading Striving Doesn’t Set a Beautiful Table


Through the reading of God’s word and watching family grow, Through reading all the posts of you wise souls, faith writers in this online community of writers for Jesus. Through conversations with sisters on FaceTime and by Marco Polo, And through Bible study and fellowship with newly discovered sisters in my new home town, I … Continue reading Discovery

The Promised Marriage Feast

A) A promise ring. A promise broken. B) An engagement ring retrieved. C) A consolation prize. “I regret to inform you that you didn’t receive the seal of approval.” D) A wedding ring. Vows. Consecration. Celebration. Witnesses. A promise being fulfilled. E) B & C F) All of the above. Which of these statements above … Continue reading The Promised Marriage Feast

How A Picnic Inspired A Lesson on Compassion

Siblings. They can be the best of friends, bunk mates, and fishing partners. But when one jumps into the front passenger seat yelling shotgun for the third time in a week, fireworks might ensue. The oldest argues that the youngest always gets her way. While, coincidentally, the youngest makes her case that the oldest always … Continue reading How A Picnic Inspired A Lesson on Compassion

Look For The Man Carrying A Pitcher

“The Festival of Unleavened Bread, which is also called Passover, was approaching. The leading priests and teachers of religious law were plotting how to kill Jesus, but they were afraid of the people’s reaction.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭22‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Look for the man with the pitcher. Jesus selected two men, Peter and John, to be in charge of … Continue reading Look For The Man Carrying A Pitcher

Come to the Quiet

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭6‬-‭7‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Come to the quiet. Slow down. … Continue reading Come to the Quiet

Book Launch Day!

a.co/d/biGEZx1 Enjoy an interactive reading, writing, pondering and coloring experience in one 21-day devotional book. Available today on Amazon.com Random Radiance: How a random word can lead your thoughts to Jesus by Lisa R. Brittain with Illustrations by Lisa Anne Tindal Random Radiance: How a random word can lead your thoughts to Jesus

He has made a way of escape…

Escape: seeking to be free. Fleeing something or someone. Desiring a change of scenery. Moving away from perceived danger. Running from. Changing boundaries. Getting away from responsibilities. An alternative reality. “Follow Me” ~Jesus Escape, the word at first glance is simple, basic, and common sense. However, the longer I ponder, the deeper and wider my … Continue reading He has made a way of escape…

Random Radiance, the collaboration

With Lisa Anne Tindal, Illustrator. Read, color, write your story Random Radiance, the book, is a collaborative project. The book cover art, and interior coloring page artwork are the original creations of @lisa_anneart on Instagram. The words in the book were written by me, Lisa R. Brittain, and YOU! Yes, you! You are the co-author … Continue reading Random Radiance, the collaboration

31 Days of Gleaning with Ruth

a.co/d/5YZn2TY Purchase your copy here.Who doesn't have questions in times of uncertainty? We all face dry, scary and disorienting situations that automatically create questions. Let's follow Old Testament heroines, Ruth and Naomi, as they bravely ask, seek and knock on God's promises for protection and provision. We will seek out the Kinsman Redeemer with Ruth … Continue reading 31 Days of Gleaning with Ruth

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If I ever meet your first husband, I’m going to tell him a thing or two!Randy Brittain While he finished speaking these words, it took me a moment to process the sentiment. Because he is my first, and only, husband. I began to laugh, and responded, “ Oh, you would, wouldn’t you!” His goal each … Continue reading Page 9


a.co/d/eyVp3f3 Launched! The 2nd edition of Gleaning with Ruth features the stunning artwork of Lisa Anne Tindal gracing the cover. New as well is the hardcover edition. Many hearts, minds and hands worked together to help me launch this 5 year anniversary, 2nd edition. Available now on Amazon.com


“Goodbye, Nolie. Goodbye, Buddy.”Whispers in his ear, “You are a good dog!” Tears dripping on his beard, I try to speak, “Thank you for walking innumerable miles at my side. Thank you for protecting me from everything that smelled of harm.” One last paw at my hand to stroke his neck, “You can go now. … Continue reading Goodbye


Life is full of them, milestones, that is. We want them. We even need them. They help us know that we’re getting somewhere. Just like the mile markers on the highway or signposts on a hiking trail. Milestones are God’s idea. Stone pillars and stone altars were erected by God’s people at various times and … Continue reading Milestone

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“No Take Backs”Gary Milford, father of the bride This probably should be page 1, and most likely, one day when we actually publish the book, it will be page one of Marriage One Liners. It was The Agreement between gentlemen. My dear man approached my father as we visited my parents’ home in southern Florida … Continue reading Page 8


Happy Friday, everyone! It’s time to ponder the new writing prompt from Kate, set the timer for 5 minutes, and type. Thank you for reading my words, liking and commenting, and finally, for sharing my post. I appreciate your encouragement. Read my whole post by clicking here. ~~~~~ Immediately, two scripture verses pop to the … Continue reading Decide

Seek, Ask and Knock

“For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7‬:‭8‬ ‭NIV‬‬ I see now that this is all inclusive. Previous to today’s reading of this scripture I’ve incorrectly interpreted a multiple choice response. It’s not. I’m pondering just now something very uncomfortable. Jesus … Continue reading Seek, Ask and Knock

Music: the soundtrack of your life

It's Friday, and for the Americans, Happy Independence Birthday celebration! Speaking of celebration this weekend will be all about cookouts, swimming, dancing, boating, and fireworks - all set to a musical soundtrack. Thank you, Kate, for this Friday word. I have set my timer to 5, and GO! ~~~~~ If I were to put together … Continue reading Music: the soundtrack of your life


To what do I aspire? It seems a popular question for our times. This is not only a question for young people. I hear it in a variety of forms from quite a variety of generations. Especially, it seems, at this graduation time of year. “What’s next?” “What is my passion?” “How can I live … Continue reading Aspire


Kate Motaung has issued the one word SUNSHINE as our word prompt for this week’s 5 minute writing challenge. I could write for days on the memories provoked by this one word; however, I’m setting my timer for 5. ~~~~~ Sunshine. This one word brings a torrential downpour of memories of growing up in the … Continue reading Sunshine

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“Please stop answering what you think I’m asking.”Lisa Brittain I know. I know. He writes the marriage one liners, and I explain them. However, just the other day as we were conversing, I started to laugh. You know those moments when you just get tickled, and you can’t stop laughing? The subject matter of our … Continue reading Page 7


Everyone hides. Everyone has hidden things within their heart and mind. Sometimes our secrets are truly hidden from others. No one would ever guess. And then sometimes people can read us like a book. They might not know our secret, but they know something’s not right. Sometimes though the secret pain, the triggers, are hidden … Continue reading Hidden


Usually it’s something that thrills my heart like a cloud formation or a bird or the sky lit up in a pinkish orange hue. Sometimes though, it’s something I know will rev his engine with excitement like the full moon bright and setting behind the mountain, and I just don’t want him to miss it.


I owe.I owe.So off to work I go… Have you ever heard that little ditty or muttered it as you ran out the door hoping for favor with green traffic lights all the way? In America, we have generations who have been weaned on plastic. I can remember the jolt of reality when my children … Continue reading Owe

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“Expect nothing. Appreciate everything!” Randy Brittain 2020. Yeah, I know. But some good things were mined from that dark and chaotic time in history. This quote printed on a coffee mug is one of them. We ventured out to do a little shopping amongst the masked and unmasked. It was a time when some of … Continue reading Page 5


My dear man and I quietly celebrated 35 years of marriage recently. We celebrated with quiet appreciation to God for years that might not have been. We’re grateful for God’s mercy and the grace through which He’s taught us to accept and forgive. In my annual attempt at a reading trek through the entire Bible, … Continue reading Chapter

Tons of Grace

So I had to wonder, if grace is light then how much grace would equal a ton? Ha ha! How many feathers equate to a ton? How much dandelion dust would need to be collected to equal tons of grace?

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“I left my boxes in Atlanta!”~Randy Brittain In recent months this quote has become one of our most frequently used one-liners. But it could be a bit confusing unless we explain the context. A year ago, our home in Lilburn, Georgia was full of boxes. We had stacks of donated boxes ready to be unfolded … Continue reading Page 4


“He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.”‭‭Revelation‬ ‭22‬:‭20‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Soon, and very soon. I’m setting my timer for five minutes and writing words around the idea of {soon}. This has been a day of pondering the scriptures in the very last chapter of the last book … Continue reading Soon.