A couple of weeks ago, I made a turn from my street, and went over a railroad track, totally driving on routine. I looked in my rear-view mirror right after that and noticed that the railroad arms started coming down. If I had not looked in my rear-view mirror, I would not have noticed that… Read More Day 223- Thankful that God is still doing good in the world
Today my husband went with me to the rental car place and made sure that I was all set before leaving for work. I so appreciate him helping me with such things! I drove the rental home and picked up my daughter and our stuff for our trip to go pick up my youngest son… Read More Day 143- Thankful God is still on His throne!
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it in a post before today, but at the beginning of this school year, my youngest daughter asked me to homeschool her. I said yes, and I’ve been homeschooling her as a satellite of the base school that she has attended in the past. There are several good things… Read More Day 133 – Thankful for Helpful School Officials
My daughter and I were driving home together after church services were over. We were stopped behind several cars at a stoplight. It was one of those places where there is a left turn lane and a right turn lane as well, and traffic was filling all three lanes. A car came from the other… Read More Day 129 – Thankful that God is watching and is in control
Today, I had the opportunity to decide what I would do with the few minutes I had free between tasks. I decided to go visit with a good acquaintance of mine who works across the street from where I did my shopping. It was so good to see her again, and we enjoyed catching up… Read More Day 10 – Cheerful interactions
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?
Dear Lord, Here we are again, bowing before You, recognizing that You are more huge than we can ever conceive, that You are truly righteous, and that you keep your eye on us as an act of love. We praise You that You choose to look at us through the blood of Christ’s sacrifice and… Read More Worship with me #44
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
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
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?
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, the one who will drop what they are doing to comfort a… Read More Dog Lovers
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
Earlier today I started this post and then must have accidentally pushed Publish when I only had one sentence done! But perhaps God knows that some of you just need the reassurance that He knows you and that He calls you by name! He really does! So, welcome to Worship with me! Please join me… Read More Worship with me #4
Today is the 4th of July, Independence Day in America. This morning I was having mixed feelings about it. I was out in the garden pulling weeds. It was nice and quiet at first, with shade from a nearby tree making it pleasant, even though the thermometer said it was 88º F already… Read More Climate Change for the Soul
I remember as a child waking up one night with the poison ivy on my leg itching like crazy! I crept quietly through the dark to the medicine cabinet where I knew I would find the poison ivy aerosol spray. Still in the dark, I grabbed it and began spraying it on the poison ivy. … Read More Turn on the Light! Mistakes made in the dark
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
Movie watchers will know what I’m talking about as will readers of good fiction. You know how you’ll be watching a movie or reading a book, and three different, seemingly unrelated plots are going on at the same time, and the storyteller keeps switching back and forth from one to the other? Then suddenly, all… Read More Expert Storyteller at Work
As I stood out in the rain God made it plain His love for beauty. The nighttime around And the beautiful sound Of rain falling down. (The thunder and lightening, They are not frightening With God in control.) A bulb just overhead Is serving to shed Light on the scene which unfolds. Dance of the… Read More Dance of the Raindrops to the music of the Thunderstorm Orchestra
My heart is divided more often than I’d like to admit. It contains a large open space, like a modern house, where no walls divide the different living spaces, and where the light shines into all the corners. It also contains a dark closet where I go to stew. Do you have one of those,… Read More The Dark Closet
The other day God showed up in a special way. He woke me up early to pray about a huge, complicated set of problems that I needed to walk through with a friend, problems that were too huge and overwhelming for either of us to solve. These problems fell into the category of “Only God… Read More God shows up when we pray
My friend, I stood side by side with Jesus today; We watched you as you wept. We were sad with you. But we grieved even more That you were not aware of our love And our caring thoughts for you. You wept because your plans fell through And out of your control. He grieved because… Read More Words that water and bring life
About four years ago our family had a charity yard sale on a hot day in July. The Lord had blessed us with a good number of customers, and so we had done well. But I persevered into the afternoon hours in spite of the heat. The reason for that is because I find that… Read More Be Still