Yesterday I used these verses from Isaiah 61 to speak of God’s favor and delight for us. But there is more to the story! “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,… Read More Day 85 – Thankful for joy!
For years I did not see the purpose of weight lifting for myself. I did the weight machines for a short class in college, but it did not interest me enough to continue on. Then I started having pain that landed me in physical therapy, and I started to understand a bit more. Recently, my… Read More Day 48 – Thankful for the benefits of physical and spiritual exercise
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 I put on an old Praise CD and started doing stretches. A few bars of familiar melody started playing followed by beautiful harmony. Next, the drums were added in, beating out the rhythm. It was so beautiful as the music built and swelled! I know everyone has their own preferences when it comes to… Read More Day 34 – Thankful for Music
It’s good to be reminded to love and appreciate our dear ones while we have them with us because we never know what a day may bring. I have experienced a lot of separations. Have you? I chose to go overseas for a few years when I was younger. It was a good experience, but… Read More Day 31 – Thankful for my loved ones
I love beauty, don’t you? I’m so glad God gave us beauty! When I try to imagine a world with no beauty, I actually have certain images that flit across my mind’s eye. The first is the outdoors in the dead of winter, mid-January, Christmas decorations all taken down, and no snow on the ground.… Read More Day 29 – Thankful for beauty
A new school year has started, and children and young people and teachers are settling in to their new routines. We took our son to his college and moved him into the dorms a couple of weeks ago. Now to pay the bill. In addition to the college bill, I had to have a root… Read More Where to focus?
Thank you, Lord, that You are such a Good God! Thank You that You love us so much, even though we mess up so often and fall back into the same ole mud holes of sin. You are so good to pick us up again when we cry out to You and to wash us… Read More Worship with me #61
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’re driving your car and approach the traffic light, which is red. You’re still slowing down, coming to a stop, and the guy behind you blows his horn. Irritated, you look back up at the light and realize that it’s turned green. You need to make an immediate adjustment. You realize that you took your… Read More Keep Your Eyes on the Lord
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
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
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”
The best beauty product cannot be bought. It is an attitude of the heart that shows up on the face. It costs nothing and yet everything, that is, it costs the laying down of self, the surrender of pride to the Lord.… Read More Beauty from praise and joy
Welcome to Worship with me! Would you join me in praying this prayer? Oh Lord, You are my Lord and my God, and I will seek You earnestly. When I rise up in the morning, You are there! As I walk through each day, You are with me! And as I yawn away those last… Read More Worship with me #46
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
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
To those of you who have been worshipping with me since the beginning of the year, thank you, and welcome again! For those of you who have joined more recently, welcome, and I would like to invite you not only to read these prayers of worship, but also to pray them for yourself and to… Read More Worship with me #40
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
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
You know that feeling when you’re really tired, but it’s a good tired because there was joy in the journey? That’s kind of how I feel tonight. But it’s not because I had a trouble-free day. Rather, it is because I felt the Presence of the Lord God with me all day, helping me and… Read More When God’s Presence is Evident
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
I stand in the the midst of deep darkness. But I am not in the darkness myself. The LORD is my light. He cuts through the inky darkness from high above me, shining like a brilliant shaft of clean, white light, like a spotlight from heaven that does not diminish in its intensity as it… Read More God is De-Light-ful
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