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 was thinking about some very difficult trials that I went through about 25 years ago. A short time after my first husband left, suddenly, with maybe a couple of days notice, I was praying fervently using some verses from the Psalms. My prayer from the depths of my heart went something like this: Lord,… Read More A Different Miracle
I remember playing this game when I was a child. Did you ever play it? One person was “it”. She got to give the commands: “Red Light!” And everyone had to stop. “Green Light!” And everyone got to go again. The first person that reached the person who was “it” got to be “it”, and… Read More Red Light! Green Light!
This morning I woke up feeling so much better than I have the last couple of days, ready to face a new and beautiful day! (I’m pretty sure someone has been praying for me.) So, I decided today would be the right day to go grocery shopping after a quick walk at the park. The… Read More My Love, My Hero! Always Ready, Willing, and Able
Gethsemane Dark Depressing But God is with me. Tears flow freely Sobs burst forth from A grieving heart. “Father, if You will, Let this cup pass from me; Yet not my will But Yours be done.” The sobs continue And the tears. Which is the most difficult, Gethsemane or Calvary itself? My friend has in… Read More Gethsemane
I once heard of a person who just could not understand God’s grace. And he is in good company. His religious beliefs were such that one had to try his hardest to be good, and hopefully his good works would outweigh his bad works in the judgment, and then God would let him into… Read More Difficulty Believing in God’s Grace?
Words are powerful tools. They can build up or tear down. They can paint a picture of a glorious sunrise or paint a picture of doom. Recently, Satan has been really trying to get at me through the negative, cutting, falsely accusing, slanderous words of certain individuals. And sometimes, I admit, he has been quite… Read More Power of Words
This year, I suffered 3+ months of a nightmare as far as my eyesight was concerned. My husband got a new vision insurance, so we went to a new place to get our vision needs met. The eye doctor there talked me into getting progressive lenses instead of the trifocals that I requested. He said… Read More Distorted Vision – Clear Vision
I am weak. A lot of people view me as strong, but the strength they actually see in me is God’s strength. Me? On my own, I am weak. Sometimes I forget that, but then the Lord reminds me by allowing some trial like the one I mentioned in my last post, Saul vs. David… Read More Beneficial Weakness – Where my Strength Begins
A breaking heart feels so alone— Tearing, aching, grieving groans Where contentment once abode Darkness now has come. He clutches at his aching chest; The agony won’t let him rest, His sobs are filled with gnawing “why’s” As in his hopelessness he cries To One who listens in the skies. And as the tears tumble… Read More Broken Heart
“For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down. Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to kindle strife. He who hates disguises it with his lips, but he lays up deceit in his heart. When he speaks graciously, do… Read More How to be free to love
Grace. I want to receive it when I’ve offended someone. I want to receive it from God, too. But oh, me! To offer it to someone who has offended me? Oh, it’s so hard! You too? Like today. I had an encounter with someone I only see once or twice a year. She has spoken… Read More Grace