What if someone in a theater continued yelling negative comments during a show? “He’ll never survive!” “She’s a loser!” “No way this will end with anything good.” That’s what the enemy does with us. Satan is a tormentor, and boy does he like to torment in the middle of the … Continue reading →
The image is burned in my mind. A man and his wife sit in the dirt in a refugee camp. When the rebels came, the family with their six children left with nothing but the clothes on their back. Nothing. No possessions. No home. Nothing. The one thing the man … Continue reading →
Anxious and worried? Quotes and verses for you –> “Both in the secular environment and in church work, we are anxious about things that are better left in God’s hands. Worry always nips at the heels of faith and tries to drag it down.” ~ Jim Cymbala “Do not be … Continue reading →
God wants more for you. God has much more planned—more now in our lives and in the lives of others—more here and more in heaven. God is a God of pressed down, shaken, free-flowing, abundant living. God wants the best for you, to bring the best out of you, to … Continue reading →
Have you ever watched a cross-country race? Runners gather at the starting line and people cheer and encourage the contestants. However, as the journey lengthens, the well-wishers decrease and are only sporadic. Perhaps there will be a few refreshing stations along the way to re-hydrate and re-energize, but companionship is … Continue reading →
I’ll admit there are some things I really wish would happen, some things I have waited and wanted for years. I’m patient at times, not so much on some days, because some days are hard and so very long and the wait is really long, really, really, really long… and … Continue reading →
I’m pondering how often we refuse to move forward. We get rutted and trapped in the past, clinging to the thing that destroyed the life we wanted or imagined.
There is a time to mourn and weep, but we’ve turned it into a lifestyle, and “poor me” has become an idol. Self is exalted over God. We aren’t hearing His voice nor hearing His call because we are too busy listening to our own complaints and whines. I’ve been there, done that–sat and stewed and mourned. And the longer I stewed in my stew, the stinkier my stew (and me) became. Ugh.