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!
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
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
“I never thought things would turn out this way. I would have never in a million years imagined myself in this crummy job,” thought the jailer of the Philippian prison. “Every day I work in filth with mean, nasty people, and there’s nothing I can do about it. And, if I don’t do my job… Read More Jailer’s musings
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
Lonely crow up in the tree, He’s as high as he can be. He looks around from left to right, And enjoys his view from this great height. One with his branch, he sways to and fro, So very few worries does he know. But suddenly with his watchful eye, Threatening danger he does spy!… Read More Free to Fly
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?
I saw them, the children, happy and joyous in the Lord! I saw them looking up relaxing in the hand of the Lord! Happy smiles Unhindered Shine in praise, Worshiping the Lord! I heard them Beautifully Singing out, Praises to the Lord! The grown ups saying “no”, “not that way”, Inhibiting them, Squelching them, The… Read More Don’t Squelch the Spirit
Flippantly I skip up to the foot of a cross. I look up; yeah some guy died for me. flippantly I think, that’s nice, yeah he died for my sins; I believe it and I’m glad. Can we just skirt around the subject now? Or maybe we could teleport from this side to the other?… Read More What Kind of Love…?
In this new place I don’t know anyone. As I walk down the long hallway three ladies laugh. They look at me and are quiet, no hellos and no how are you doing? Their eyes just stare, smiling, through me a look that says I’ve interrupted something. I am an interruption. We all need… Read More How to be accepted
It was another one of those days… …you know, where you do a bunch of dumb stuff? I mean, tell me; how many times a day is normal to send a text to the wrong person? And when you go to the bank, cash a check, and take the money to a business to pay… Read More Laugh Out Loud! Seriously!
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, they say, And Lord, You’re my Beholder every day! And I’m beautiful to You, Beautiful to You. You look at me from up on high, And by Your Spirit You draw nigh. And I’m beautiful to You, Beautiful to You. It doesn’t matter what others say. What… Read More I’m Beautiful to You
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
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
I need to worship God more. Every day. But sometimes I have trouble focusing on God like I should. Sometimes it helps me to have a tool to pull out of my mental tool belt to help me focus better. I don’t remember where I first learned this, but a fellow blogger caused this to… Read More Worship ABC’s
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
Lungs are made for breathing air. Astounding discovery, I know! Right? Well, last night I managed to breathe in some chocolate almond milk when I was taking my pills. It’s good stuff! But it wasn’t made to be breathed in. It was not meant to go into the windpipe or the lungs. The result was… Read More Breathing Chocolate Milk? The Lung/Soul Connection
Memories are connected to smells, both the good ones and bad ones. The smell of salt water near the ocean, The smell of a cool breeze after a hot summer day, The smell of an attic or basement, The smell of rain, The smell of pine at Christmas. Or, you open the door and take… Read More Smells Permeate
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