You’re invited to a feast along with millions of others. you have a choice of going there or cooking at home. You ask, “What’s on the menu?” The answer: hot dogs and cotton candy (basically sugar filled with air). You know that if you eat the hot dogs and cotton candy you will be sick,… Read More Day 238- Thankful to feast on Hope
A couple of weeks ago, I made a turn from my street, and went over a railroad track, totally driving on routine. I looked in my rear-view mirror right after that and noticed that the railroad arms started coming down. If I had not looked in my rear-view mirror, I would not have noticed that… Read More Day 223- Thankful that God is still doing good in the world
Recently my son has started teaching one of the young teens from our church how to play chess. This has caused me to remember my younger days when I used to play. I was in the chess club in junior high school. I remember, while playing an opponent, thinking to myself, “If I move this… Read More Day 205- Thankful to have a voice with the King of the Universe
I was just thinking about someone long ago who got discouraged in isolation. His name was Elijah. You might say, “But didn’t he get discouraged after the miracle at Mount Carmel?” Yes, but if you think about it, he had been isolated for 3 1/2 years prior to that event, so even if he was… Read More Day 186- Thankful we’re not truly in isolation with God by our side
Yesterday I had a very interesting experience. I had gone out to get groceries and was on my way home when I saw a woman standing at the bus stop in front of a convenience shop. She had suitcases and some other stuff with her, and I wondered if she was traveling or homeless and… Read More Day 181- Thankful that Jesus sets us free!
I like to drink tea. Over the years I’ve had several favorites. My loved ones know how much I love tea and sometimes will gift me with specialty varieties or with several boxes of new varieties that they think I might like. At present, I have about 15 different types of tea in my cabinet,… Read More Day 86 – Thankful for lessons from tea and that God gives strength to try again
This evening my husband and youngest son decided to play Minecraft together, so I asked my daughter if she wanted to watch a movie. We didn’t want to watch one that we’ve already seen, so I looked at the selection to rent at Redbox. It’s really hard to find movies that don’t somehow make me… Read More Day 83 – Thankful for wholesome movies to watch with children
I don’t like it any better than the next person that danger exists in this world. But if it has to exist, I sure am glad that there are ways of being warned. Danger can come from various sources and harm us in more or less visible ways. Sometimes we get very visible warnings, like… Read More Day 81 – Thankful for red flags
For quite some time a movement has been afoot pushing the ideology that there is NO absolute truth. They have been pushing it in our high schools and colleges as truth (huh? Isn’t there something wrong with this picture?), and a lot of young people just soak it up and don’t even think to challenge… Read More Absolute Truth
Welcome to Worship with me #65! You know, sometimes we want to put all our thoughts, beliefs, and understandings of how things work in a box, file it neatly away in our “this-is-how-it-is cubbyholes”, and perish the thought that someone else may not agree with what is in our box! I’ve been guilty of that,… Read More Worship with me #65
When I was a child, we used to sing a song that went something like this: “Be careful little eyes what you see, Be careful little eyes what you see, For the Father up above is looking down in love, So be careful little eyes what you see.” That’s what I sang. I sang the… Read More Love vs. Fear
“…Jesus came into the official’s house, and saw the flute players and the crowd in noisy disorder, He said, ‘Leave; for the girl has not died, but is asleep.’ And they began laughing at Him. But when the crowd had been sent out, he entered and took her by the hand, and the girl got… Read More Following Jesus vs. Following the Crowd
Hello! Welcome to Worship with me! For those of you who are fairly new to the blog, I’ve been doing these worship posts fairly regularly for over a year. I find that focusing on positive aspects of God, His relationship with His children, and things I have to be thankful for help pull my mind… Read More Worship with me #55
Dear Lord, Here we are again, bowing before You, recognizing that You are more huge than we can ever conceive, that You are truly righteous, and that you keep your eye on us as an act of love. We praise You that You choose to look at us through the blood of Christ’s sacrifice and… Read More Worship with me #44
Accusing and debasing words only have power over us if we let them. I reject those labels and accusations.
They are not helpful for the furthering of the kingdom of God.… Read More Rejecting Labels
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 adopted our dog as an already 11 year old whose prior owner could no longer take care of her. This came with perks – she is already potty trained! Yay! 😊 She also doesn’t chew on things, and she is quick to obey. However, she also had apparently received some not-so-desirable training. She seems… Read More Doggie Lessons on Thankfulness
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
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?
Have you ever had someone in your life who hurt you, wounded you deeply with their words and actions, betrayed you, abused you in some way? You feel you need to stay away from them as much as possible, just to protect yourself from the negative vibes that they dump on you whenever you’re around… Read More How to Pray for those who have hurt you
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 been so discouraged that you decided to try to avoid disappointment by just not hoping for anything? But what if there is a possibility that we sometimes experience disappointment because we are hoping for the wrong things? The other day these verses just jumped out at me! Isaiah 55:2 – “Why do… Read More How to avoid disappointment
Today I’m sharing two stories with a lesson. First, not too long ago my grandson wanted to help me dig in the garden when I was out pulling weeds. I was concerned that he might dig up the good plants, so I directed him to an end of the garden that I use more as… Read More Buried Treasure
I remember when I was 13 years old, mowing the grass in the front yard at my parents’ house. I was just becoming very aware of myself, and I hoped that the neighbors across the street noticed what a good girl I was. I also remember as a teenager being in the chapel at camp.… Read More Glory to Whom?
Words are powerful tools. They can build up or tear down. They can paint a picture of a glorious sunrise or paint a picture of doom. Recently, Satan has been really trying to get at me through the negative, cutting, falsely accusing, slanderous words of certain individuals. And sometimes, I admit, he has been quite… Read More Power of Words