I’m having the most fun thinking about the Psalms and how God gave us visuals in the New Testament through His Son, Jesus. I think I could spend several months discovering the beautiful images of His love and provision. Here are just a few examples of what I found…. “Let … 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.
Do you worry? Fret? Agonize? Do you allow the worry to run rampant, disturbing your day and unsettling your night? What is the worst that could happen? Take that worry, take it to the end. Lots of terrible things can happen. I understand. I know. But what happens in the … Continue reading →
Several years ago, my husband and I spent a quiet afternoon shopping. Our lazy wanderings were interrupted when my cell phone rang. “Lisa,” my mom’s voice struggled to remain calm, “your security company just called. Your fire alarm is going off and the fire department is on their way.” My … Continue reading →
Whatever is in our past, whatever we are dealing with needs to be taken to God, given to Him, and then trust He will do what needs to be done. That’s not always easy. Releasing a burden or an issue from our past is hard. I’ve had a tendency to … Continue reading →