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
There is this thing I keep talking about. This thing called thankfulness. I keep coming back to it in my life and in my writing. I think it is because God keeps bringing me back to it. Over and over and over again. Today my devotional time included the verse I often use to deal… Continue reading Those Things and Thankfulness
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 I have taken for granted that I understand this verse. I’ve had it memorized for years, but I don’t think I fully grasp its meaning. I think I’ve been skating along the surface… Continue reading But he said…
I just have to begin by saying thank you for all the prayers and kind words of encouragement. Yesterday I finally called to find out test results. I was twisted in knots waiting and decided that it was time to just find out already. When I called the nurse took a minute and then came… Continue reading God said No and That’s a Good Thing
Is there anyone in the whole wide world who is happy to wait? Anyone like the Psalmist who can truly say they waited patiently? Let’s just say that I could absolutely not have written this Psalm unless you added the word kinda… I kinda waited patiently for the LORD. I’m trying though…trying to wait patiently.… Continue reading Happy to Wait?
When I started this blog I wanted to offer hope with a dash of humor thrown in for good measure. I can, at times, be a little funny. My amusing side has been slipping a bit lately, and I’d like to find that voice again. As I begin this new year, I’m thinking I want… Continue reading Up to My…Head
Don’t you just LOVE it when God hits you right between the eyes with truth? I’m not being sarcastic…truly. The other night at my Bible study we were talking about finding our identity in Christ. A topic I have explored often and tried to grasp continually. I have spent the last several years pretty consistently… Continue reading Failure to Identify
I’ve become a late-night person…through no design of my own. I desperately need more hours in the day…more days in the week…and more sleep in my bed. Last night as I lay my head down on my crazy configuration of multiple fluffy pillows, I began to pray for friends and family, for my children and… Continue reading Whatever It Takes
There is a place I find myself…sometimes…it is no longer a place of deep grief, but of deep sighing. A place where I find myself needing the strengthing of a deep breath, the focus of a whispered prayer, and the hope of an all-powerful God. In the past, this place has been about me…about my… Continue reading A Deep Breath
It’s a bit earlier than I planned to get up, but up I am. Thanks to one pain in the rear Labrador Retriever….and, I think, thanks to the Lord. As I lay on the sofa trying to get my mind to stop moving so I could fall back to sleep, I decided maybe this was… Continue reading Wanna Stop Swerving?