Yesterday evening I was driving my daughter to her youth group meeting, and I opened up to her about how I’ve been feeling a bit down, uninterested, and even sometimes irritable. It’s discouraging for me to be struggling with this after having experienced so many of God’s victories in my life. But I guess if… Read More Day 249- Thankful that God’s not done with me
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
Metaphorically speaking, I am a sheep, and the LORD is my Shepherd. He keeps on being great and holy and wonderful whether I pay attention to Him or not, whether I seek Him with my whole heart or not. I can in NO way ever diminish who He is. He keeps on being my Shepherd.… Read More Day 212- Thankful our Shepherd is right there going through the difficult valley with His sheep
I was still in grade school when I got my first Bible. Our Sunday school teacher told us that if we would memorize the 23rd Psalm she would buy us our very own Bible. So I did, and she did! When I was a teenager, I had troubles getting to sleep at night, and I… Read More Day 201- Thankful for favorite verses
“So let us know—let us press on to know the LORD. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the rain, like the spring showers that water the earth.” Hosea 6:3 BSB Anybody else out there really feeling your need for the Lord these days, a need for… Read More Day 170- Thankful that God’s kindness waters the dry places in our hearts!
This morning I woke up with one of my classic chronic fatigue days. I haven’t had too many of those lately, so I guess I was overdue for one. I’ve felt weak, somewhat myalgic, and exhausted all day long (not complaining, just reporting with a purpose). I laid in bed for a while after I… Read More Day 164- Thankful God is with us in our trials
I discovered this verse when I was a teenager. It was such a comfort to me then, as it has been many times throughout the years since then.It’s amazing how quickly anxious thoughts can multiply if we don’t put our foot down and nix them right away. We open the door and let them… Read More Day 155- Thankful for the Comfort of God’s Word (photos)
It happened again. I woke up way before I should have, way before I’d gotten enough sleep, and lay there awake in the darkness. Sound familiar? Then negative thoughts started running through my mind, and I was unable to corral them all. So, after about 45 minutes, I got up, got my Bible, opened it… Read More Day 42 – Thankful for the comfort of God’s word
You know, we have so much for which to be thankful. We could probably sit down and write 50 or a hundred things in one sitting if we really tried. But sometimes when everything seems gray and cold and we become wearied by the trials of life, a fog seems to descend on our spirit,… Read More Day 8 of 365 Days of Thanks
Good morning, Lord! Today I want to thank You for another safe trip, for sunshine with comfortable temperatures, and for letting us know about the detour around the segment of the highway that was super-delayed due to an accident. I pray for those who were in the accident that you will bring them healing and… Read More Worship with me #60
Hi, and welcome! 🙂 I was debating over whether I should continue the “Worship with me” series in this new year, and I discovered that I personally need to keep the awesomeness of the Lord before me. So, I decided to continue writing down my words of worship and sharing them with you. Please feel… Read More Worship with me #42
God is big enough, strong enough, compassionate enough, and near enough to each of His children, and He will carry us through all the difficulties of our lives.… Read More Thank you for your prayers!
This is a reblog of a worship prayer that I wrote more than two years ago before I started the “Worship with me” series, so most of you have not read it yet. “Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name! Who redeems… Read More Worship with me #41
Welcome to Worship with me! Please join me in lifting up this prayer of worship to God. 😊 🙏 Thank You, Lord, that YOU love me unconditionally. No one else is able to do that perfectly, but You are able! Thank You that You will NEVER abuse us, not physically, not emotionally, not psychologically. You… Read More Worship with me #39
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
“All the days of the afflicted are bad, BUT a cheerful heart has a continual feast.” Proverbs 15:15. NASB (emphasis mine) A sweet, petite, elderly lady in our church lost her husband about a month-and-a-half ago. She was understandably very sad. But very soon afterwards, she decided that she was going to be an encourager… Read More Finding Joy Even in the Hard Times
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
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
“Lord, I just can’t hang on another minute!” Yes, my child, oh yes you can. Just reach out and take My hand; Watch that minute stretch like a rubber band.” The minute becomes a week, a year. In circumstances I thought I couldn’t bear, He came down and held me near, Whispered softly in my… Read More Stretching Time
Is the word of God just a bunch of quotable quotes or a bag of ancient dry bones? According to first Timothy 3:16 it is profitable for doctrine (which is another way of saying “teaching”) and is also profitable for reproof, correction, and training in righteousness. But is that all it’s good for? I believe… Read More Living Words
On the mountaintop again, dancing, accepted, Engulfed in the sunshine of His love! The breeze catches my hair as I look at Him shyly with a happy, radiant smile! What a joy to be accepted by Him who loves me most! The valley below is almost forgotten, beautiful in the distance, but Your love draws… Read More My Love, My Delight!
Soft, gentle rain Gray skies above Bringing God’s love, Brings life to the earth, Maturity from new birth Soft, gentle rain. This is a poem I wrote in the spring of 1992 during a very difficult time of my life. Many plants and bulbs and seeds lie dormant during the winter months, but the… Read More Soft, Gentle Rain
When I was younger, Lamentations was NOT my go-to book of the Bible, except for chapter 3:22, 23, the verses that must have inspired the old hymn, “Great is Thy Faithfulness”. All the negativity and lamenting and sadness and depression found in this book seemed so overwhelming, and since it has a lot of poetic… Read More Eat Dirt?
Have you ever done or said something you wish you had never done or said? If so, you are probably thinking about it right now. That question was like a mind trigger that unlocked a memory you would rather forget. The Lord has allowed a couple of these mind triggers to hit me in the… Read More Overcoming Guilty Feelings
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