Life is not perfect on this Earth. In fact my life has had plenty of difficulties. I’ve had sicknesses but was healed each time, chronic illness which doesn’t go away, pain, heartache, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, and more. There were certainly times during all of that where I was not so thankful to be alive.… Read More Day 94 – Thankful to be alive
Friday evening my husband and I went to his work party which was hosted by the big boss and his wife. I went there with a better attitude after God had showed me my fault the night before and reminded me that His plan for me is wonderful, and I need to keep an eye… Read More Day 65 – Thankful for new friends
Since I started blogging, I have read several times about living in the moment. It makes sense to surrender past hurts, regrets, and offenses to God because there is no way to go back for a do over. And it also makes sense not to worry about tomorrow but to leave it in God’s hands… Read More Day 41 – Thankful for Today
Yesterday morning I woke up with the knowledge that it was going to be a big day! I sat before the Lord and asked Him in faith to go before us, to prepare the way, and to show us every step we should take and in what order we should take it. When my daughter… Read More Day 23 – Thankful God Smooths our Path
Last night I had a nightmare. It lasted less than a minute and ended with me actually screaming and jolting to sit up! That’s the first time I’ve ever actually been able to scream in response to a nightmare! Other times either nothing came out, or I barely uttered a glorified grunt! LOL 😀 In… Read More The Faceless Enemy
What is your focus when you look at this photo? The murky-looking waters? The gray clouds? The darkness of the tree line? The fence? Or are your eyes drawn first and foremost to the light and the colors, which are produced because of the reflection of the light off the clouds? In life, also, we… Read More It’s a Choice to Rejoice!
You know it’s interesting how we can go and go and go for so long, trying to be the strong one for everybody else, and then, “pow!” We hit our limit. That’s where I’ve been the last week or so. After having a very nice Christmas with family, (thank You, Lord), life got really crazy… Read More In Need of Prayer
Do you ever feel like you signed up for a race, perhaps even a marathon, and someone decided to set up hurdles and high jumps on the track? That’s what I’ve been feeling like the last couple of years. There are numerous hurdles that have been placed in front of me, some of them by… Read More Hurdles in the Race of Life
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?
Hi, friends! Welcome to Worship with me #30! I have been SO stressed lately with all the extra trips I’ve had to make to my mom’s house to talk with the visiting nurses and physical therapists, etc., that this is the second week that I thought about not writing this post. But even in our… Read More Worship with me #30 – In the Overwhelm
He doesn’t know that he could drop song for worry. He doesn’t know that he could drop peace for hurry. He doesn’t know he could stop trusting You with his life. He doesn’t consider giving up joy for strife. He doesn’t know that heavy burdens he could carry, For he knows that in God’s care… Read More The Simple-minded Songbird
Hello! Welcome to Worship with me! If you’ve been joining with me every week, I’ve enjoyed so much these times together! And if you’re joining me for the first time, I’m so glad you’re here, too! Please feel free to pray this prayer with me, adding to it anything the Lord lays on your heart… Read More Worship with me #23
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’ve always thought of dog lovers as being the type of people who love to be with dogs, who snuggle with dogs, and some who even want to have lots of dogs. But I’ve discovered that there’s a different kind of dog lover. We have a dog because my… Read More Dog Lovers
Hello, friends! Welcome to another week of Worship with me! I invite you again today to join me in this prayer of praise to our God! Thank you, Lord, that You place great worth on us! Sometimes we think that because we have sinned and don’t deserve Your mercy and grace, we must not be… Read More Worship with me #16
Have you ever read Scripture and tried to understand the passage from an opposite angle? Sometimes I like to do that. I find this to be particularly helpful when I have heard a passage many times, and I really think I understand it. Then I find out that, surprise! There’s something I had missed! (I… Read More The Just Shall Live by Faith
Hello! Welcome to week seven of Worship with me! One of my greatest joys in life is the opportunity to approach the throne of God together with others to worship the Lord! There have been times where we have entered a time of prayer, frazzled by our overwhelmingly impossible problems, but as we worshipped God… Read More Worship with me #7
I don’t have it all together. There I said it. My teenage daughter has taken to asking me if I have my keys before she will even close the door of my car, because I have locked the keys in the car more than one or two times. Before we leave to go somewhere she… Read More Having it all together is overrated
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
I remember playing this game when I was a child. Did you ever play it? One person was “it”. She got to give the commands: “Red Light!” And everyone had to stop. “Green Light!” And everyone got to go again. The first person that reached the person who was “it” got to be “it”, and… Read More Red Light! Green Light!
My heart is divided more often than I’d like to admit. It contains a large open space, like a modern house, where no walls divide the different living spaces, and where the light shines into all the corners. It also contains a dark closet where I go to stew. Do you have one of those,… Read More The Dark Closet
This year I thought I had escaped the invasion of the ants. Other people were talking about how the ants were bad at their house this year, but our house only appeared to have a few stray scouts. Then I started noticing that a few scouts seemed to be consistently hanging around the bathroom sink.… Read More Sneaky Little Ants
The other day I looked up a French word that popped into my head just like that. Tracasser. Tracasser means to worry or bother, and the reflexive form means to worry or fret. Interestingly, for me at least, “trac” is another French word that means stage fright or nerves. And “casser” is a word which… Read More Cast anxieties on Him Who cares for you
I am weak. A lot of people view me as strong, but the strength they actually see in me is God’s strength. Me? On my own, I am weak. Sometimes I forget that, but then the Lord reminds me by allowing some trial like the one I mentioned in my last post, Saul vs. David… Read More Beneficial Weakness – Where my Strength Begins
A couple of years ago we bought a couple of minnows to put in our 10-gallon fish tank. One of them began to bully the other to the point of apparently forbidding her to eat. He would chase her away from the food when we fed them, then he would gather the food he couldn’t… Read More Healing through God’s Word