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?
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
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
Almost a month ago, before things got super busy, and before I started memorizing the book of John, I started this post on the encouragement found in 2 Samuel 22:36b The NASB just says, “Your help makes me great,” which is already an inspiring thought! A few other translations say, “You stoop down to make… Read More Gentle Jesus
Hi, everyone! I hope you are all doing well today! Now that VBS is over, I’m trying to check the things off my mental checklist that I had been saving till later. One of those is this competition with my teens to memorize the book of John. I can hear many of you sighing, and some… Read More Memorizing John
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
Have you ever noticed how many power poles look like a cross? As I was driving along the other day I was thinking about that, and how the pole is not what brings us the power, even though it is necessary for the process. Rather, it holds the cables that bring us the power. Those… Read More How Do We Get Power?
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
Hi there! Welcome to week twelve of “Worship with me”! For those of you just joining us, this is a weekly prayer journey we’ve been taking on Tuesdays in which we approach God with thanks, praise, and adoration. I invite you to pray the following prayer with me with whatever heart-felt variations come to your… Read More Worship with me #12
Jesus’ plan all along was to suffer as a substitutionary sacrifice to satisfy the legal demands of God’s justice in order to offer us pardon. His costly gift deserves our willing devotion to Him.… Read More Christ’s Willing, Loving Sacrifice
Dear Lord Jesus, You are such an amazing Savior, Lord, Love, Friend, Shepherd, Provider, and so much more! We so often focus on You in Your humanity, and well we should, but we forget to focus on how You were in the beginning with God and how without You nothing was made that was made. … Read More Worship with me #11
Hello, all of you who have worshiped here already, and all those who are just joining in! This is week 3 of “Worship with me.” Please join me in praising the Lord, via the following prayer; then add your prayers of worship in the comments below, so I can join you in worship, as well! … Read More Worship with me # 3
Fire! Did that get your attention? No? I’ll try a little louder. Fire!! Did you hear me this time? This is the problem I was having in a dream I had last night. The small house we were staying in was on fire. We had called 911, and everyone was leaving the house. Then I… Read More What to do when There’s Danger
When my kids were little, we used to spend quite a bit of time watching an animated show called Veggie Tales. In one of the stories, Madame Blueberry learns from a little girl that: “A thankful heart is a happy heart. I’m glad for what I have, that’s an easy place to start.” I can… Read More Gratefulness Brings Joy
We put our faith in natural things every day without even realizing it. Like how we expect the door to stay shut when we shut it, until one day it just doesn’t stay shut. Or like how we expect our car to start, until one day when it doesn’t and we can’t get it fixed… Read More How to Overcome Fear – Part 1
It’s so dark. It’s so dank. The air is heavy, The atmosphere oppressive in this grotto, The dungeon of despair, And of hopelessness. I have some friends down there. They sit on the filthy floor among many others in the gloom, Some hugging their knees, All of them with their backs against the cold, stone… Read More Rescue from the Dungeon of Despair
I’ve started the new year doing a Bible reading plan by Lisa Appelo, #100dayswithChrist. The following are thoughts that came out of the first couple of days of reading. Who is that out in the hot, dry, rocky wilderness alone? Is that Jesus? He looks like he’s all alone. But He’s not really. He has… Read More Lessons from the Wilderness
Have you ever gone somewhere and accidentally failed to lock the door, and when you came home, the door was wide open? What was your first thought? I’ve had that happen to me. I walked in cautiously, going from room to room, looking for some intruder who might have been hiding there with evil intent.… Read More On Locks and Keeping Out Intruders
Life is full of storms. Some of them are over quickly, while others seem to drag on forever. The Apostle Paul went through a lengthy storm on the Mediterranean Sea during which time those on the ship gradually gave up hope of their being saved. But God sent an angel to Paul and reassured him… Read More Hope in the Storm
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!