Wrap It Up

“I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God.” Isaiah 45:5   I have to claim defeat.  I have to give in to another person being able to say to me, “I told you so!”   Those have to be some of the sourest words to these ears.  […]

When the Inspiration of God Fades

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” – 2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV There’s a moment in time when we stand on the proverbial mountaintop knowing God is right by our side. When our prayers connect, our vision is cleared, and his presence is felt.   It may last a day, a season, or just […]

Whales and Eagles and Sunsets…oh my!

Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens. Psalm 148:13 NIV    We’re baaaaack.     Alaska was wonderful!   If you missed it a few weeks ago, I mentioned that my husband and I were heading to Alaska on […]

The Great Stripping of the Lord

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. – Psalm 32:8 NIV In the days of our deepest troubles we often feel most alone. Somehow the people we depend on, and the things we cling to are stripped away. We feel abandoned, […]

The Door

“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” – John 10:9 NKJV  by Elaine Tietz   A tour of Israel. A life-long dream come true. Bible stories coming to life. Walking where Jesus walked. Getting baptized in the Jordan. In a boat […]

The Life-Sucking Game of the Enemy

“I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.” – 1 Corinthians 7:35 NIV The enemy of our soul loves games. I picture him having a hall closet piled high, like we do, with assorted boxes and […]

Wherever You Go

If all goes well, while you are reading this, I hope to be on top of a glacier in southeast Alaska, “mushing” dogs.   Say, what…?   My husband and I will be on our much needed and highly anticipated vacation of a lifetime—an Alaskan cruise.  A great deal and many milestones to celebrate…, it was […]

Lord, Remember Me…

“Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me.” – 1 Samuel 1:11 NIV I sat on my bedroom floor praying into the darkness with tears streaming down my face.   Lord, please don’t let their words be true. Vindicate me. Let me prove them wrong! So long we’ve tried, […]