When I was a child, we used to sing a song that went something like this: “Be careful little eyes what you see, Be careful little eyes what you see, For the Father up above is looking down in love, So be careful little eyes what you see.” That’s what I sang. I sang the… Read More Love vs. Fear
When I first started gardening, I didn’t have a lot of money for buying plants. I also didn’t know a whole lot about gardening. So, one day, as I was planting flowers in the bed where I used to have lots of tulips, I spotted a whole patch of beautiful little plants. “Wow!” I thought.… Read More Weeds Gone Wild!
Today I saw a picture of the hands of a potter as he forms a clay vessel on the potter’s wheel. I’ve seen pictures like it before, but today I noticed, especially, the dirtiness of the potter’s hands. Of course, that makes sense that if you are working with clay, you will get your hands… Read More The Potter’s Hands
O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth, You who have displayed Your glory above the heavens, farther than the eye or the strongest telescope can see in every direction over the sphere of the earth! (Psalm 8:1) That same You came up with a wonderful plan to save any… Read More Worship with me #52
Sorry I’m a day late on posting this, but I hope you can join me anyway in this short prayer of worship for our wonderful God! Thank You, Heavenly Father, for sending Your Son to earth to pay the sin debt that I could not pay, that none of us could pay. Thank You, Jesus,… Read More Worship with me #51
My journey to learning how to pray has been quite a long one. As a child I learned a couple of mealtime prayers and kind of listened to other people praying, sometimes. But I think I must have listened enough to get a basic idea that I could talk to God, and that He would… Read More Scripture prayers #2
Dear Lord, Here we are again, bowing before You, recognizing that You are more huge than we can ever conceive, that You are truly righteous, and that you keep your eye on us as an act of love. We praise You that You choose to look at us through the blood of Christ’s sacrifice and… Read More Worship with me #44
Hi, and welcome! 🙂 I was debating over whether I should continue the “Worship with me” series in this new year, and I discovered that I personally need to keep the awesomeness of the Lord before me. So, I decided to continue writing down my words of worship and sharing them with you. Please feel… Read More Worship with me #42
God is big enough, strong enough, compassionate enough, and near enough to each of His children, and He will carry us through all the difficulties of our lives.… Read More Thank you for your prayers!
Thank You, Lord, that You understand our suffering and our grief, for You also suffered greatly, and You can sympathize with our pain and heartache.… Read More Worship with me #32
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
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
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
Have you ever felt like some people are extremely hard to love? I’m guessing most of you can think of at least one person like that (if not, just give it a few years!) Several days ago, I started reading a really good book by Max Lucado called A Love Worth Giving, and already a few… Read More Steps toward Love
Jesus’ plan all along was to suffer as a substitutionary sacrifice to satisfy the legal demands of God’s justice in order to offer us pardon. His costly gift deserves our willing devotion to Him.… Read More Christ’s Willing, Loving Sacrifice
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
I once heard of a person who just could not understand God’s grace. And he is in good company. His religious beliefs were such that one had to try his hardest to be good, and hopefully his good works would outweigh his bad works in the judgment, and then God would let him into… Read More Difficulty Believing in God’s Grace?
I remember when I was 13 years old, mowing the grass in the front yard at my parents’ house. I was just becoming very aware of myself, and I hoped that the neighbors across the street noticed what a good girl I was. I also remember as a teenager being in the chapel at camp.… Read More Glory to Whom?
I finally looked up the real name for a weed I have been dealing with in my garden for years. It’s called the honeyvine milkweed. But it’s existence in my garden has been anything but sweet to me. It has nothing to do with the milk and honey of the promised land. And here all… Read More That Annoying Sin Weed
This morning is not the first time I’ve had a conversation like this with my son. One of the rules at our house is that no one is allowed to eat in the bedrooms. We have a perfectly good area where eating is allowed, and the kids leave their plates and crumbs sitting on the… Read More Hiding the Mess