“My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips. When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches, For You have been my help, And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy. Psalm 63:5-7 A few days ago,… Read More Day 120 – Thankful that Jesus satisfies and brings joy
Halfway through January I started reading the book of 2 Kings. I found myself wanting to know more and checking cross references to help me understand better. This does wonders for understanding, but not for actually completing the prescribed reading! Saturday I found myself with plenty of time to just sit and catch up with… Read More Day 107 – Thankful that God forgives us of idolatry of self when we repent
There are over 7 billion people on this planet. I don’t know how many of them are worshipers of the God of the Bible, but if we were to take a survey of those who claim to worship the LORD, we would get a wide range of responses to the question, “What is worship?” Each… Read More Day 99 – Thankful for worship
Yesterday morning I went to the Dollar Store. It was a different one than I usually go to, but it was convenient in relation to where I was at the time. I had several things on my list that were available at that store, so I got a cart. The problem was that whoever was… Read More Day 92 – Thankful God helps with decluttering of heart and home
Yesterday my husband and I took our son to the airport for his flight back to university. He did well in his first semester, and we very much enjoyed having him home. But now it’s time for him to get back to his studies. I admit to standing there watching intently every last glimpse of… Read More Day 90-Thankful for our son’s safe arrival and for long-distance communication/prayer
When my granddaughter was here last weekend, we played hide and seek. She is 5 and little. I’m, um, not 5 and big. 😁 My daughter-in-love was helping her hide, but with all my years of experience, I still managed to find her every time. At one point I hid by the side of my… Read More Day 87 – Lessons from Hide and seek – God wants us to find Him!!
“He leads the humble in justice, And He teaches the humble His way.” Psalm 25:9 NASB Notice it says that He teaches the humble His way, as opposed to the proud. Is it because He does not want to teach the proud? Or is it because the proud will not listen? I know, as a… Read More Thankful for the Teacher(s) – Day 49
I love beauty, don’t you? I’m so glad God gave us beauty! When I try to imagine a world with no beauty, I actually have certain images that flit across my mind’s eye. The first is the outdoors in the dead of winter, mid-January, Christmas decorations all taken down, and no snow on the ground.… Read More Day 29 – Thankful for beauty
Hi! Welcome to Scripture Prayers, #7 in this series! Do you ever have those times when you just don’t know what to pray? Scriptures are full of prayers and promises from God that He wants us to believe and claim! I’ll include the Scripture first, and then I’ll do the prayer second. Also, I’ll use… Read More Scripture Prayers #7
As our family was driving through the beautiful mountains of Tennessee a couple of years ago, we happened upon this sign. It struck me as funny that somebody would embrace their grumpiness so much that they would make a sign introducing themselves as such, so I quickly took a picture of it! In the region… Read More Grumpy or Grace?
Thank you, Lord, that You are such a Good God! Thank You that You love us so much, even though we mess up so often and fall back into the same ole mud holes of sin. You are so good to pick us up again when we cry out to You and to wash us… Read More Worship with me #61
Jesus wants His children to effect change in our world for the better. Yesterday I asked you for ideas on how to do that. Today, I’d like to explore this a bit more. But first I’d like to clarify the difference between certain vocabulary of Scripture and the vocabulary that we commonly hear: In the common… Read More Change the World, Part 2
“The LORD is my Light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1 “One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after, that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of… Read More The LORD is my Light
You’re driving your car and approach the traffic light, which is red. You’re still slowing down, coming to a stop, and the guy behind you blows his horn. Irritated, you look back up at the light and realize that it’s turned green. You need to make an immediate adjustment. You realize that you took your… Read More Keep Your Eyes on the Lord
Thank you, Lord, that when I am weary, You are my strength. when I am sick, You are my healer. when I am afraid, I can trust in You, and You give me peace. when I am alone, You are with me. when I feel worthless, You remind me that I am valuable to You.… Read More Worship with me #53
Welcome to Worship with me! Would you join me in praying this prayer? Oh Lord, You are my Lord and my God, and I will seek You earnestly. When I rise up in the morning, You are there! As I walk through each day, You are with me! And as I yawn away those last… Read More Worship with me #46
I grew up going to Sunday School and memorizing Bible verses. Perhaps many of you can relate. And when I learned each verse, I understood it with a child’s understanding. As I got older, I made the mistake of thinking that I understood various verses without digging more in depth to see if there was… Read More What is the Beginning of Wisdom?
Accusing and debasing words only have power over us if we let them. I reject those labels and accusations.
They are not helpful for the furthering of the kingdom of God.… Read More Rejecting Labels
Today I am happy. It’s been a great Thanksgiving weekend! After so many months of struggle and waiting for answered prayers, feeling like I’m drowning in a sea of impossible problems, the Lord has graciously opened the curtain just a little bit to let in some light and whisper a little bit of how He… Read More God is in the Process of Answering Prayer
Today I thought I’d mix it up a bit. Sometimes, when we want to worship God, it seems like there is something in the way. I’ve made up a sample prayer of confession and used it for a long time; going through this prayer helps me without fail to return to that open communication with… Read More Confession is Part of Worship
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
Have you ever found yourself saying something like this: Crumbs don’t have any calories. Hahaha (as you eat them). I know this junk food is bad for me, but doesn’t God want us to enjoy ourselves? One little puff won’t hurt. If I say I’m sorry, they’ll take advantage of me. If I confess that… Read More What God thinks about Rationalizing
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’ve always thought of dog lovers as being the type of people who love to be with dogs, who snuggle with dogs, and some who even want to have lots of dogs. But I’ve discovered that there’s a different kind of dog lover. We have a dog because my… Read More Dog Lovers
Hello everybody! How is it going with you today? I hope it’s going well. But you know as well as I do that sometimes life can be a struggle, and sometimes it seems like we’re losing. Please join me in this prayer that recognizes God for His patience and mercy and love for us in… Read More Worship with me #22