Thank You, Lord, for the sunshine after the rain and for Your sunshine that breaks through the clouds in our hearts. Thank You for warm clothes and fuzzy blankets that keep us warm on cold days and for the warmth of Your love in our hearts that brings us joy even in the midst of… Read More Worship with me #34
Everybody who has experienced grief grieves in a different way. There is no one-size-fits-all grief plan, “How to Grieve 101”. When I became a single parent of three, the grief was intense. But I had to push through and start a new life in a new (yet not-so-new) place. I remember, on occasion, wiping tears… Read More Slow Grief
A few weeks ago I finally went out to the apple tree in our back yard and picked and knocked down the rest of the apples. I had not been able to get to them because of the tyranny of the urgent that caring for my mom had brought in addition to all my other… Read More Rotten to the Core?
Demons hanging in the rafters Darkness hides their raucous laughter Cackling up there hideously At the humble on his knees. Lurking, waiting in the eaves To attack the heart that grieves, “Let’s get him while he’s down,” they say, “Before he actually starts to pray.” And in the adjoining chamber Conspire conniving fellows three Plotting… Read More Rescue
Lord, it’s been a rough couple of months, but I thank You for being with me all the way. Circumstances have overwhelmed me often, leaving me distracted, clumsy, sleep-deprived, and sometimes depressed or fighting for a little sanity like a drowning person fights for another gulp of fresh air. But I thank You for Your… Read More Worship with me #33
I am embarrassed to admit how long it has been since the gifted young Christian author at Teen Meet God nominated me for this Sunshine Blogger Award. You’ll have to click on the link to her page to find out! She also has a second blog called Shaes Days that you might want to check… Read More Sunshine Blogger Award
I try so hard and struggle In this race of life for God I pedal hard, get going fast, As I travel down the road. But then I turn a corner And I lose a little steam, Pedal harder once again To do well for my team. Even when the sun is shining, And the… Read More Life’s Race
Thank You, Lord, that You understand our suffering and our grief, for You also suffered greatly, and You can sympathize with our pain and heartache.… Read More Worship with me #32
We usually think of where we live as being a physical place. However, sometimes we can be in that physical place, but our minds are a thousand miles away! We are bodily in that place, but our minds and emotions are in another place and even in another period of time! I think it’s safe… Read More Where Do I Dwell?
Today I thought I’d mix it up a bit. Sometimes, when we want to worship God, it seems like there is something in the way. I’ve made up a sample prayer of confession that I’ve used for a long time to explore what kind of sins I might have committed, without realizing it, that are… Read More Confession is Part of Worship
A few weeks ago I started participating in a Bible study on Biblical hospitality. The book is by an author that I have not read yet, Jen Schmidt, and I am enjoying it very much! Before starting this study, I had been concerned that maybe I was being disobedient to God’s call for us to… Read More Hospitality the Jesus Way
The giver is more important than the gift, which is more important than the wrapping paper. … Read More Worship with me #31