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?
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 have a neighbor who gives me a bit of insight into what David felt like being so hated by Saul for no fault of his own. She dumped on me today for the first time in a long time; I normally try to avoid her because nothing good ever comes out of my talking… Read More Saul vs. David — God wins
The other day God showed up in a special way. He woke me up early to pray about a huge, complicated set of problems that I needed to walk through with a friend, problems that were too huge and overwhelming for either of us to solve. These problems fell into the category of “Only God… Read More God shows up when we pray
“Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up.” You are acquainted with all my ways (Psalm 139). And yet, when I consider the stars that You have made, I wonder, who am I that you would even think of me? (Psalm 8) There is… Read More Lord, You know me intimately; I want to know You more
A few nights ago the Perseid meteor shower began. My husband and kids went out to see it before I did and saw three clear meteors before I got outside. The conversation went something like this: “We already saw 3. They said look to the south, but they’ve been coming north to south.” (long pause)… Read More Meteor Showers and Perseverant Focus
About four years ago our family had a charity yard sale on a hot day in July. The Lord had blessed us with a good number of customers, and so we had done well. But I persevered into the afternoon hours in spite of the heat. The reason for that is because I find that… Read More Be Still
Balance. What does that mean to you? You might think of a gymnast doing her routine on the balance beam or maybe a skate boarder or surfer. But what about the routine of everyday life? Think of a pencil balancing on the end of your finger. A little too far to the right or to… Read More Serving God “in truth”