Lord, I thank You for surprise visits from family members who live so far away! It’s so good to see them and spend time with them! Thank You for the good times we can have together, however long or short it may be! Thank You for family love and laughter, for walks in the park,… Read More Worship with me #64
Welcome to Worship with me! This past weekend I went to my high school reunion and saw people from my childhood that I haven’t seen in years! It made my heart happy! So today I want to give God some praise for that! Would you join me and add on your own praises in the… Read More Worship with me #62
As our family was driving through the beautiful mountains of Tennessee a couple of years ago, we happened upon this sign. It struck me as funny that somebody would embrace their grumpiness so much that they would make a sign introducing themselves as such, so I quickly took a picture of it! In the region… Read More Grumpy or Grace?
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
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
Hello, everyone! How are you today? Welcome to Worship with me! God is so great that we could worship Him forever and never run out of things for which to praise Him! Won’t you take a moment to still your heart and join me today in lifting up this prayer of worship to Him? Oh,… Read More Worship with me #56
Last week I went to a funeral. Now mind you, I’ve been to quite a few funerals in the past 15ish years, but this one was different. This was the funeral of the patriarch of a large family, many of them family friends since my youth. I believe this was the most emotionally painful funeral… Read More Storms of emotional pain
Welcome to Worship with me! I invite you to pray and praise God with me once again, realizing that He is mighty to save and able to help us in all our needs! Dear Lord, our Savior and our God, We bless You, Lord! You are the Eternal God who was, and are, and always… Read More Worship with me #43
I love to read passages of the Bible where God appears to man. If you haven’t read through the Bible, you may be surprised how many times this happened. Joshua 5 and 6 contains one of these passages. In Joshua 5:13-15 we see that a man is standing before Joshua with his sword drawn. At… Read More Appearances of God to Man – Breakthroughs
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
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
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
Dear Heavenly Father, You are the best Father in the world! There is no one like You! You are powerful, the Almighty, mighty to save! You are perfect and holy; there is no fault in You! You are wonderful, ready and willing to move Heaven and Earth on our behalf when we come to you… Read More Worship with me #36
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!
A few weeks ago I started participating in a Bible study on Biblical hospitality. The book is by an author that I have not read yet, Jen Schmidt, and I am enjoying it very much! Before starting this study, I had been concerned that maybe I was being disobedient to God’s call for us to… Read More Hospitality the Jesus Way
The giver is more important than the gift, which is more important than the wrapping paper. … Read More Worship with me #31
Is Jesus Lord of all? The short answer is yes. The Bible says He is, so, of course He is! But what does “Lord” even mean? In the New Testament, almost every time we see the word “Lord”, it is from the Greek word, “Kurios”, which means “supreme in authority”. * So, yes, as Christians… Read More Is Jesus Lord of All?
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
Today, please Lord, Let me not be Like sour milk That ruins a Good cup of tea; No matter How much Sugar I add The tea still tastes Really bad. But rather let Me be like You Saying and Doing like You want me to. May Your sweetness Overflow So Your goodness My life will… Read More No to Sour Milk
Hi, and welcome to Worship with me! God has given us so much for which to be thankful! I invite you to pray this prayer of thankfulness with me: Thank You, Lord, for daily bearing our burden! You are so good to us! We can be so foolish sometimes, Lord, trying to bear our burdens… Read More Worship with me #20
Thank You, Lord, that this is the day that You have made. I will rejoice and be glad in it! Lord, You didn’t attach any conditions to these verses. You didn’t say that there are some days that You didn’t make, and you didn’t say we don’t have to rejoice on days when everything seems… Read More Worship with me #18
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
Welcome to Worship with me! I invite you to pray this with me: Lord, I thank You that when we go through tough times, You are right there with us to carry us through. I thank You for these opportunities to trust You and to run to You for help, knowing that there is no… Read More Worship with me #13
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?
As we have been watching the news in the last (how many?) months, we have been bombarded with bad news: hurricanes, flooding, fires, murders–the list goes on. And it is so easy to ask ourselves, “Where is God in all of this? And why doesn’t He do something to stop it?” If we don’t allow… Read More The Biggest and Best Portion