Our Lord on High spoke to Job, quid pro quo if you will. These questions asked of Job are asked of us today: “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were … Continue reading Have Faith, Hike His Cornerstone
Yesterday, I was prepared, prayed up. Jason had to work. The boys and I would have a quiet day. God gave me the blog about how He healed me the day BEFORE Mother’s Day. I thought that so kind of Him as He knew my heart. I didn’t want to have many reasons to go … Continue reading When You Realize You are Just Holding it Together
There were years I avoided malls, calls and “family” gatherings. Mother’s Day just isn’t Mother’s Day without your mom. I wouldn’t want to see one more card saying I love You, Mom. I couldn’t cry tears trapped inside. I shouldn’t have numbed my grief and loneliness with alcohol. Mind you, this was all before social … Continue reading How the Lord Healed the Pain of Losing My Mom
There is a distinct difference between our dreams and God’s plans for His purposes in this world. I cringe when I see Christians sharing memes that say Dream Bigger. God created us to be in an eternal relationship with Him, loving, listening, obeying. Heaven is not a store in which we can drive-up and get … Continue reading Are You Called to Write a Book, too?
Dear Lord of Lords, You are the only holy God, the One whose power defeats every enemy seen and unseen. We join this moment to praise Your Righteous Name. You are Truth, You are Grace, You are Mercy, You are Our Father who created us. Lord, we struggle to know what to do in these … Continue reading A Prayer to Lift the Lost
Over the weekend, my heart of prayer was full. As I hear requests, I collect burdens and store them in a secret place … until the time comes to be ever so still and seek My Lord: Listen, God! Please pay attention. Can You make sense of these ramblings, my groans and cries? King-God, I … Continue reading A Vision and an Assignment; will you join me?
Let me begin by saying I love celebrating! Not only birthdays or Christmas … but life. With Christ in me, I feel more alive now than I did when I was sixteen or twenty-five or thirty-eight. Life is a precious gift and can be measured by a single breath. Our pastor gave thought to what … Continue reading 4 Things I Need to Accept Before Celebrating 50
Lord Jesus, I praise Your being, Your person, Your heart, Your divinity. Lord, there is no one like You. You are the same as You were in the beginning and will be at the end of our world. I bless Your name, Your name is the only name, Jesus! I need You as my Savior. … Continue reading A Prayer for the New Week
Having a new job is an adjustment. I haven’t worked outside the home for a number of years. If you haven’t heard, I began as a crossing guard the same day our boys returned to school. Sometimes it is quiet on the middle school corner. No passing cars. Just secret chirping of the grasshoppers. The … Continue reading When You Don’t Know Where to Start
There was a time before marriage when I loved to entertain. For a couple years in a row, I hosted a Christmas party. I can remember Jason helping me to decorate the cut-out cookies prior to the guests arriving. Decorations, alcohol, tasty appetizers … an atmosphere of welcome. Yet, back then I was tirelessly seeking … Continue reading Humble Hospitality