A couple of weeks ago, I made a turn from my street, and went over a railroad track, totally driving on routine. I looked in my rear-view mirror right after that and noticed that the railroad arms started coming down. If I had not looked in my rear-view mirror, I would not have noticed that… Read More Day 223- Thankful that God is still doing good in the world
When I was a child, we had one phone for our entire family of six. It was attached to the wall of the kitchen and was used only for making and receiving calls. My parents had that same phone number for decades. They still had it less than 2 years ago when they reached a… Read More Day 220- Thankful for my phone
Does it ever seem that things are moving around you at a dizzying rate and you can’t even get your bearings? Do you feel you’re enveloped in darkness, and you don’t even know where God is, so how could you focus on Him or find Him? Whatever we wish to attain, we must aim for… Read More Day 213- Thankful that God sees us and wants us to find Him
This came up in my Facebook memories recently. It’s something I wrote and posted there in 2014. I just read a quote from C.S. Lewis in his book, Mere Christianity. “As long as you are proud, you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people: and, of course, as… Read More Day 187- Thankful to find the wonderful God
“So let us know—let us press on to know the LORD. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the rain, like the spring showers that water the earth.” Hosea 6:3 BSB Anybody else out there really feeling your need for the Lord these days, a need for… Read More Day 170- Thankful that God’s kindness waters the dry places in our hearts!
A few days ago I ran a few errands that were necessary, like picking up my daughter’s meds at the pharmacy and buying a few groceries. I left the car running when I went into the grocery store, and when I came back out, I got in and sat down in the driver’s seat. My… Read More Day 151- Thankful for routine and for new discoveries
Where I live, fields of corn, wheat, and soybeans are commonplace. Of course, all winter long the fields have consisted of dead stubble. It always seems kind of discouraging to me to look at those huge fields of deadness, week after week, month after month. But this morning as I drove by some of those… Read More Day 141- Thankful that God can bring new life into dead situations
Sow with a view to righteousness [that righteousness, like seed, may germinate]; Reap in accordance with mercy and loving-kindness. Break up your uncultivated ground, For it is time to seek and search diligently for the Lord [and to long for His blessing] Until He comes to rain righteousness and His gift of salvation on you.… Read More Day 134 – Thankful for sowing and reaping in relationships
“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?