Porch Sitting

Porch sitting

I’ve been a bear the last few weeks. Distance seemed to separate me from God as I worried and fretted. My husband’s layoff is coming, my health again seemed fragile, and I wondered what would happen in the future. Even with change, would things be different? Would we move once again and the stress of job, school, and health continue?

I had quite the pity party, snapping at my family, sitting in my office chair, and feeling quite the martyr. Whimper, whine, and moan… please stop the world, I want to get off.

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Soul Contractor

Carpenter

I enjoy watching a television show about a building contractor who fixes the mistakes made by other builders or renovators. Regardless of how many problems a house may have, this contractor comes in with his crew and “Makes it Right.” The foundation may be a mess, the roof caving in, the plumbing and electrical a jumble of wires and pipes, nothing is too hard for our hero contractor. Jesus Christ is a soul contractor.

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Whee Bump!

Whee bump

We lived in Houston during several of my younger years. Houston terrain is flat, flatter, and flattest. The only “hills” are overpasses on the interstate. One street near our house had a fun feature – a rolling bump. Not a speed bump, just a small rise and dip. When our … Continue reading →

I don’t want to be a clay pigeon

Target shooting

“O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our Potter, and we all are the work of Your hand” (Isaiah 64:8 AMP). I’ve found there is great danger if I become fixed in my ways and thoughts of how I think life should be and think I can fly in my own power. Because when I don’t stay soft and pliable in The Hands of The Potter, I might as well be a clay pigeon used for the enemy’s target practice.

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Specifically

Tell your requests to God

Have you ever had someone ask for prayer, and you prayed based on your understanding, then found out later the need was actually for something different? I pray when others ask for general prayer. However, when the request is specific, I know how to specifically pray. Details are not needed; … Continue reading →

Trail Markers

Trail marker

As of today, August 19, 2016, I’ve moved thirty-five times. The trail has been a wild ride filled with ups and downs, good and bad, hardship and fun. Some memories make me smile, others make me shudder, and all make me grateful for a forgiving, restoring God. During the Israelite’s … Continue reading →

Stand Firm

Standing sidewalk-657906_960_720

Stand Firm. What if what you pray for, long for, hope for, will only come through dark valleys? “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” (James 1:2-4 NASB). Will you abandon the cause, relinquish the fight, or turn away?

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Fan into flame

Fan into flame

An ice-pick-to-the-head migraine woke me at night. I tried to get comfortable, attempted to get back to sleep, but then our elderly dog woke up and needed to go outside. I was hurting, tired, irritable, so very irritable and tired and hurting, and all I wanted to do was cry and … Continue reading →