I once heard someone say that God takes us “as is”. Recently I was looking to replace my oven and I visited the ReStore to see if I could find a used one. The only one I found said “As-Is” and I immediately thought, “Nope.” I have enough trouble with brand-new appliances, I’m certainly not… Continue reading “As Is”
A while ago I wrote a blog where I mentioned my expectations of perfection. At the time it garnered a fair amount of conversation. Apparently, others see this propensity in me as well. And, although I now see it very clearly, I’m still unsure of how to change it because I’m not sure where to… Continue reading Perfect…Just Perfect
Around 9 years ago I became a single parent to my five beautiful children. About the same time, I started writing. Although I’ve always been a writer in my own way – journaling, making notes, jotting down thoughts here and there. As a teenager, I even wrote a few poems although those might never see… Continue reading A Common Theme
There was this song at my old church …it was a solo I sang on worship team sometimes. It was called “I See the Lord” and I loved it. It was based on Isaiah 6:1 …I saw the LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the… Continue reading Grab the Robe with Me
On the way to church recently my 7 year old daughter asked, “Momma, what are feelings?” I started to say, “They’re how you feel. I mean they are what you feel…I mean…ahhh!!!” I couldn’t figure out how to define it without using the word “feel.” I thought if I used the word emotion it would… Continue reading What are feelings anyway?
Where does the time go? I can’t remember the last time I could sit down and put thoughts to paper. Things are just too busy. Each season seems to be busier than the last. I keep thinking the next season will slowdown…..apparently it isn’t coming anytime soon. God has blessed me with a wonderful job… Continue reading Where is My Peace?
Last week I had the most wonderful time sitting at a picnic table studying God’s word, journaling, and writing some. It was quiet and peaceful. I felt inspired. I had such a blessed time writing more than I have in months, and guess what? Not one document was saved…not one. Technology and me….ugh. I was… Continue reading What’s Wrong with Happy?
Sometimes it amazes me how often God gently confronts me with His word. Lately it seems every time I open the Bible or work on my Bible study or talk to a friend, He is there prodding and prompting and loving me. This past week was one of the most difficult at my job. Sometimes… Continue reading No Longer a Dragon
I’ve been studying 1 John this past week. There are a lot of verses that grab me in that little book. And there are a lot of verses I want to grab hold of too. God has used those words to convict, confirm, and mostly comfort me this past week. My study has brought… Continue reading Are You More than Just Living?
Do any of you feel like you are living in a world of God-sized tasks? I feel like I am. In fact, recently while dealing with a rather big issue in my life, I was again reminded of the God-sized task world that seems to be mine. Unfortunately, right now the biggest God-sized task is… Continue reading What Sized Task Are You Dealing With?