I was thinking about some very difficult trials that I went through about 25 years ago. A short time after my first husband left, suddenly, with maybe a couple of days notice, I was praying fervently using some verses from the Psalms. My prayer from the depths of my heart went something like this: Lord,… Read More A Different Miracle
I don’t have to dwell in the problems and in the fear and anxiety that they cause. I am dwelling in Him who is the problem solver.… Read More Overcoming Fear – Part 2
I was just thinking about Rahab again, and how hard it must have been for her to learn the ways of the Lord after being raised in a pagan land. (see: Who loves today’s Rahabs?) Even though she had put her trust in the One true God, there was so much she had to unlearn… Read More Choose Mercy
We put our faith in natural things every day without even realizing it. Like how we expect the door to stay shut when we shut it, until one day it just doesn’t stay shut. Or like how we expect our car to start, until one day when it doesn’t and we can’t get it fixed… Read More How to Overcome Fear – Part 1
We probably all have met someone in our lifetime that talks nonstop. As a mom, I am a part of the ranks of moms throughout the centuries who have had at least one child who loved to chatter nonstop. Recently, one of my children was having one of those very talkative days, and I was… Read More Do You Want to Hear Jesus?
I was reading the story in the gospel accounts recently about the Gerasene demoniac that Jesus healed. Here’s this man who has been in physical and spiritual bondage for quite some time. He is hurting. He is violent. He lives in the graveyard. He spends his days and nights acting insane. “Constantly, night and day,… Read More Do You Want to See Jesus?
It’s so dark. It’s so dank. The air is heavy, The atmosphere oppressive in this grotto, The dungeon of despair, And of hopelessness. I have some friends down there. They sit on the filthy floor among many others in the gloom, Some hugging their knees, All of them with their backs against the cold, stone… Read More Rescue from the Dungeon of Despair
I need to worship God more. Every day. But sometimes I have trouble focusing on God like I should. Sometimes it helps me to have a tool to pull out of my mental tool belt to help me focus better. I don’t remember where I first learned this, but a fellow blogger caused this to… Read More Worship ABC’s
In my last post we left Jesus in the wilderness being ministered to by the angels. After this, we briefly see Him and His disciples at the river again, baptizing more disciples than John. And wouldn’t you know it? The Pharisees had a problem with that! Boy they sure did start on Him early! He… Read More Who Jesus Values – Sychar Lesson
This evening I sat down at the computer to find a song that we’ve sung in church for the last couple of Sundays, “Be Thou My Vision”. In the process I found a singing group that I’ve only heard of maybe once; those of you who are more in the know may wonder how I’m… Read More Selah Music
I’ve started the new year doing a Bible reading plan by Lisa Appelo, #100dayswithChrist. The following are thoughts that came out of the first couple of days of reading. Who is that out in the hot, dry, rocky wilderness alone? Is that Jesus? He looks like he’s all alone. But He’s not really. He has… Read More Lessons from the Wilderness
I wonder if Jesus is interceding for me to wake up and spend more time with the Lord? I have been lax in this area of getting up early for such a long time, that I’m a bit shocked that I’m suddenly waking up so early. But does it have to be another nightmare? (Sorry… Read More Where to Run When Everything is Falling Apart