How to achieve peaceful acceptance
Almost every day, I pray these words: I will travel through this day in peaceful acceptance of your plan for me without resistance, because you are my safety and my story. You know my heart. You know my prayers are for Thy will to be done on earth as it is in heaven, and I […]
Should we be keeping secrets?
I attended an historic event in a prison last week. I was witness to something beautiful that I will never forget and was honored to be invited. Because I was in a prison, I had no phone with which to take pictures and no internet service to send pictures, even if I could. I came […]
Are we sharing our God stories?
We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. (Psalm 78:4) I got to thinking recently about the “God stories” I have experienced and lived to tell. We all have them, but sometimes we can forget […]
When it’s good to get a little bit nervous.
I participated in a bible study this week and the “armor of God” was reviewed: Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of […]
There is no Life Hack for This
I am a bit of a life hack junkie. I only follow family and a few other people on social media and rarely post, but I can be lured by life hacks! So far this year I have adopted a new way of cutting clementines, made my sweet potato casserole for Easter without peeling the […]
Are you in a long stretch of wilderness?
I wore my favorite work shoes and pants this Thursday. Best shoes. Best pants. I was ready to go. They are wearing out. Though both still look great, each is showing some wear-and-tear. I have tried on several occasions to re-purchase them. I have searched on Google using the exact brand and style name of […]
What a desperate heart looks like
I pray to you, O Lord, my rock. Do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you are silent, I might as well give up and die. Psalm 18:1 Do you know what this prayer of desperation represents? A prayer from someone who knows that they have no strength besides God, no relationship […]
Finding Peace in the Mess
Life is hard and hectic. Like you, circumstances are hectic. There aren’t enough hours in the day, I can’t prevent my friends and family from struggles, my schedule is uncertain, and I have no idea what the next hour will bring. What calms me down? This. Lean back in your chair, take a deep breath […]
Questions that Matter
Malachi 3:2-5 stopped me in my tracks at the end of 2022. What will it be like to face God? For he will be like a blazing fire that refines metal, or like a strong soap that bleaches clothes. He will sit like a refiner of silver… At that time I will put you on […]
Does God care about productivity?
I was recently praying quite earnestly that God not “waste” any part of my life. Words like this tumbled out: It’s been too hard and quite frankly, I have worked too hard to live well for You to see any of it wasted. You need to get the glory for all you have done in […]