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
Yesterday, as I was driving in moderate traffic, I saw a sight that God is using to help anchor me in spite of an interior struggle. As I drove by a lake, I noticed a blue heron standing in the water at the edge, presumably fishing. It was just so peaceful, like a snapshot of… Read More Finding Peace
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
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
Visiting the old neighborhood, Streets that once seemed spacious, Narrow now. Grass that once was meticulously mowed, Wild and unkempt. Trees growing in the ditches. At the old school house swings that were sufficient, Now so small, Water fountains once used with ease Now require stooping over so far. Parking lot of the little church… Read More Nostalgia
A few weeks ago I finally went out to the apple tree in our back yard and picked and knocked down the rest of the apples. I had not been able to get to them because of the tyranny of the urgent that caring for my mom had brought in addition to all my other… Read More Rotten to the Core?
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
Lord, it’s been a rough couple of months, but I thank You for being with me all the way. Circumstances have overwhelmed me often, leaving me distracted, clumsy, sleep-deprived, and sometimes depressed or fighting for a little sanity like a drowning person fights for another gulp of fresh air. But I thank You for Your… Read More Worship with me #33
I try so hard and struggle In this race of life for God I pedal hard, get going fast, As I travel down the road. But then I turn a corner And I lose a little steam, Pedal harder once again To do well for my team. Even when the sun is shining, And the… Read More Life’s Race
This summer I spent some time reading and pondering over several of the Psalms. As I was reading Psalm 37, I noticed in verse 7, “Rest (Be still) IN the LORD.“ IN Imagine yourself small and surrounded by His strong, loving arms that He wraps around you. IN In other words, remain IN or intimate… Read More “In” the LORD
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
He doesn’t know that he could drop song for worry. He doesn’t know that he could drop peace for hurry. He doesn’t know he could stop trusting You with his life. He doesn’t consider giving up joy for strife. He doesn’t know that heavy burdens he could carry, For he knows that in God’s care… Read More The Simple-minded Songbird
They speak to me– The silent setting sun The crashing, roaring waves The deepening royal purple of The jutting, rocky island which rises up from the sea. They speak to me– The yellows, pinks, oranges, And all the in-between hues of the setting sun; Light becomes color But their voice is one, One Voice speaking… Read More Master Artist
Many people have their own secret spot where they go for peace and quiet. God offers us that secret place with Him no matter where we are! We can take our hearts and spirits in silence to that secret place with Him and just BE with Him, whether we have anything to say to Him at the moment or not!… Read More The Secret Place
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
Head tilted forward, Black fedora hiding forehead, White-rimmed glasses With opaque yellow lenses Masking the eyes, Hiding the anima, Of the mannequin-faced persona Facing me here In this white, sterile place. Shadows behind her As she steps into the light, Her hand tips the fedora Like a salute As she strides toward me. Then she… Read More Masked Mortals Moved to Hope
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
Night has fallen, and My hands have stopped their trembling. But inside, my heart trembles still. I left a part of myself Back in that classroom with you, My dear friend. My heart weeps with you For a dear, suffering man, And his courageous wife. The thought of what they face Brings tears to my… Read More Rest in the Storm
When I was younger, I had a really hard time understanding what holiness was. I knew God was Holy, Holy, Holy. And I knew that we were supposed to try to be holy. But I found all of that really confusing. Somehow, in trying to piece it all together, I got the idea that God… Read More What is Holiness?