Is anyone else troubled by the number of murders and rising crime rate? I am! Then I realized, we are not left helpless. James tells us, “The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].” ~ James 5:16 (AMPC) No matter who … Continue reading →
During my teenage years we lived in an old farmhouse. Our water supply came from a well far beyond its prime. The rusty water made it difficult to drink, as well as keep clothing, sinks, and the bathtub clean. Replacing the filter on the well helped, but only for a … Continue reading →
What if on your front porch someone left a deadly, poisonous, ravenous, wicked, rabid, crazed, flesh-eating monster? Now mind you, the monster does tend to sweet talk and try to convince you that you should just take it in and everything will work out just fine. Unfortunately, we’ve all invited … Continue reading →
Have you ever felt far from God? Far away and yet couldn’t find the reasons for any distance? I have. I’ve repented of any and everything I could think of to repent, I’ve begged, pleaded, cried, whimpered, and whined, and still felt far from God. Then I realized since I’m … 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 →
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.