Have you ever been so sure that God directed you in a certain way and promised you a certain outcome, but then you come up against a crisis of your faith, and suddenly you are so afraid? That is how Jacob was in this passage. He reminds God that God is the one who gave… Read More Scripture prayers #4
So, today is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection! Happy Resurrection Day aka Happy Easter! A week or so ago, I realized that I still have a certain prominent Christmas decoration out. Don’t judge. It happens. I walk by it every day and don’t even notice that it’s there anymore. When I noticed, I was thinking… Read More A Life Worth Living
I’m writing this open letter as if to a sister, it could be a blood sister, an adopted sister, a spiritual sister, excetera. I think many of you can relate, as you also have someone in your life who comes to mind when you read this. Perhaps it is a friend, a spouse, a neighbor,… Read More Open Letter to a Loved One – when misunderstandings happen
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
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
Today I am happy. It’s been a great Thanksgiving weekend! After so many months of struggle and waiting for answered prayers, feeling like I’m drowning in a sea of impossible problems, the Lord has graciously opened the curtain just a little bit to let in some light and whisper a little bit of how He… Read More God is in the Process of Answering Prayer
Have you ever noticed how a little variety in life keeps things, even routines, from getting boring? Sometimes even meal planning can get so routine that we get tired of eating the same thing again and again. The other day my daughter and I were driving to the store to get candy for our church’s… Read More Mix It Up!
The giver is more important than the gift, which is more important than the wrapping paper. … Read More Worship with me #31
Hi! Welcome! For those of you who regularly join me on Worship with me, I apologize for my tardiness today! The kids started school, and after I dropped them off, I had just a short time to grab a little breakfast before heading to my parents’ house to meet with their homemaker and mom’s physical… Read More Worship with me #29
I love my mom, perhaps more than ever. My mom has dementia. I’ve talked about it before HERE. I know that her days on this earth are numbered. (Although technically, all of our days are numbered; we just don’t think about it when we are younger.) When I was a child, Mom and I didn’t… Read More Mothering Mother
Hello, friends! I hope all is well with you! I’ve found that even when everything is not the way we had hoped it would be, if we will praise the Lord anyway, He will come near to us and help us. Here’s a prayer of praise to jumpstart your own praises; please join me! Thank… Read More Worship with me #28
They march across the bed In various colors and hues; The army of the Mismatched Socks In reds, yellows, greens, browns, and blues. Their partners have been lost, (Hmm, that sounds familiar.) Some temporarily, And some are gone forever. But how could they be gone? By what stroke of fate have they fled? These are… Read More Army of Mismatched Socks
Welcome to week 24 of Worship with me! I invite you to pray this prayer with me, and if you would like to add the prayers that this causes to rise up in your heart in the comments below, I would love to pray them with you! Thank You Lord for giving us family to… Read More Worship with me #24