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
I stand in the the midst of deep darkness. But I am not in the darkness myself. The LORD is my light. He cuts through the inky darkness from high above me, shining like a brilliant shaft of clean, white light, like a spotlight from heaven that does not diminish in its intensity as it… Read More God is De-Light-ful
Head tilted forward, Black fedora hiding forehead, White-rimmed glasses With opaque yellow lenses Masking the eyes, Hiding the anima, Of the mannequin-faced persona Facing me here In this white, sterile place. Shadows behind her As she steps into the light, Her hand tips the fedora Like a salute As she strides toward me. Then she… Read More Masked Mortals Moved to Hope
Have you ever read Scripture and tried to understand the passage from an opposite angle? Sometimes I like to do that. I find this to be particularly helpful when I have heard a passage many times, and I really think I understand it. Then I find out that, surprise! There’s something I had missed! (I… Read More The Just Shall Live by Faith
Hello! Welcome to week seven of Worship with me! One of my greatest joys in life is the opportunity to approach the throne of God together with others to worship the Lord! There have been times where we have entered a time of prayer, frazzled by our overwhelmingly impossible problems, but as we worshipped God… Read More Worship with me #7
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
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 love a good thunderstorm. A little lightening. A little thunder. Something about it relaxes me and makes me feel closer to God. One of the beauties of thunderstorm weather is the contrast in the colors of the clouds. A cloudless sky is beautiful, too, of course. But it is like the empty canvas that… Read More Cloud Artistry
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
When I cast my burdens on Him, I enter the protection of His refuge which is better than any mountain chalet.
If I cast ALL my cares on the Lord, then I don’t have any anymore…
He becomes my dwelling place, not just my vacation place.… Read More Not a care in the world
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
I’ve been considering blogging for some time, but it’s so much easier for me just to write it down on paper. The problem with this, of course, is that it makes it next to impossible to share my thoughts with very many people. But God has been urging me to get out of my comfort… Read More Hello world!
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”