Have you ever been so discouraged that you decided to try to avoid disappointment by just not hoping for anything? But what if there is a possibility that we sometimes experience disappointment because we are hoping for the wrong things? The other day these verses just jumped out at me! Isaiah 55:2 – “Why do… Read More How to avoid disappointment
Two years ago, as the New Year arrived, I heard for the first time about choosing one word for the year instead of making a New Year’s resolution (which I usually didn’t bother to do.) I felt the Lord was giving me the word “LISTEN”. It’s something that most of us need to work on,… Read More Speak
As we drove down the straight, two-lane highway in northeast Colorado…. I wish I could say that we saw the majestic snow-capped mountains in the distance and describe the lush colors that surrounded us, but that’s just not the case! Northeast Colorado is a high-altitude plain, and when the end of November comes, there isn’t… Read More Finding God
I don’t have it all together. There I said it. My teenage daughter has taken to asking me if I have my keys before she will even close the door of my car, because I have locked the keys in the car more than one or two times. Before we leave to go somewhere she… Read More Having it all together is overrated
On our way to visit family for Thanksgiving, we drive mile after mile, passing hundreds of other vehicles that represent drivers from many walks of life. We pass FedEx trucks – (got to be on time!); the farm truck with hay hanging out the back; utility vans and trucks with ladders; semis hauling goods to… Read More Ruts – Am I stuck?
We probably all have met someone in our lifetime that talks nonstop. As a mom, I am a part of the ranks of moms throughout the centuries who have had at least one child who loved to chatter nonstop. Recently, one of my children was having one of those very talkative days, and I was… Read More Do You Want to Hear Jesus?
I wonder if Jesus is interceding for me to wake up and spend more time with the Lord? I have been lax in this area of getting up early for such a long time, that I’m a bit shocked that I’m suddenly waking up so early. But does it have to be another nightmare? (Sorry… Read More Where to Run When Everything is Falling Apart
Who is the real you? There’s the you that strangers see. Hopefully, if you are sincere and honest in how you behave in public, this is a part of the real you, the outer layer so to speak. Then there’s the you that your friends see. And depending on which friend you are spending time… Read More Layers of Real
In all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is sometimes difficult to find time to sit still and be quiet, to think and ponder and be calm before the Lord. So, as we come to the end of the “old year” and to the beginning of the new year, let’s take a… Read More Thoughts for a Happy New Year
Balance. What does that mean to you? You might think of a gymnast doing her routine on the balance beam or maybe a skate boarder or surfer. But what about the routine of everyday life? Think of a pencil balancing on the end of your finger. A little too far to the right or to… Read More Serving God “in truth”