My Porch of Peace: Learning to Let Go

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven … a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away. (Ecclesiastes 3:1,5) There are times when letting go is so hard. Nine years ago my husband and I decided to move to California. […]

Compare No More

“Everything God creates is good…” 1Timothy 4:4 Of course, she entered the room right when I was stuffing a tortilla chip into my mouth. This woman. She beamed like a new sunrise and displayed a body to die for in a spectacular dress. All eyes turned her way. Thank God, I guess, since they didn’t […]

How to Wait Well

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning. – Psalm 130:5-6 NIV There are times when we are desperate for something to happen. When our insides itch for more than ordinary breathing […]

“Shhh, Listen To Me”

“Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live.”  Isaiah 55:3 I popped into the mall the other day to do a little shopping. As I walked along the rail of the upper level, my eye caught something below. You know those play areas for kids; the climb on, crawl around, […]

A Lesson on Forgetting the Past

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” – Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV I’ve always been challenged by verses that say to forget the past and […]

You Have It In You!

I have to be honest with you…I had a very, very difficult time with emotions a week ago. I think a lot of us did. The tragic events that played out on live television cut to my core. The loss of our valiant protectors, the lawlessness, the vitriol comments on Social Media, the endless commentaries that […]

Two Things to Remember Right Now

“To the one who delights in the sovereignty of God the clouds not only have a ‘silver lining’ but they are silver all through, the darkness only serving to offset the light!” – A.W. Pink Are you hurting today? Are you tear-stained and heart-sick? Does worry linger in your soul and fear reign in your […]

A Gift and A Prayer

“The Lord will stay with you as long as you stay with him! Whenever you look for him, you will find him.” 2 Chronicles 15:2 TLB On this Independence Day, may we be reminded of words that should be a staple of all of our prayer times– God… May I never take it for granted…For […]