Inspire: I Can Guarantee!

“Remember what you said to me, your servant–I hang on to these words for dear life! These words hold me up in bad times; yes, your promises rejuvenate me.”  Psalm 119:49-51 MSG   Have you been looking for that thing to make you feel better? For that thing to calm your anxious heart? For that thing to turn […]

Be to Me a Rock of Refuge

“Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come.” – Psalm 71:3 ESV There are times when we are stuck. When the landscape of our life seems to offer us two, paltry views. A rock and a hard place. Unforeseen circumstances, or illness, or lost opportunities, or even troubled relationships create dilemmas and […]

Inspire: It’s Hard To Imagine

“All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children.” Revelation 21:7 NLT   The future is bright! We will walk on streets of gold. We will gaze upon colors as vibrant as jewels. We will feast upon tables of food. We will see […]

Inspire: Trust-Worthy

“The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.” Psalm 19:7 NLT   Spouses disappoint. Friends disappoint. Families disappoint. And it hurts when they do. It hurts to the core sometimes when everything we piled on them as our own lives comes crashing down. Our joys become sorrow. Our plans […]

When You’re Tired of Being a Sighing Woman

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” – 4:13 ESV Early, morning light fills the room pulling me wake. I lie in bed clutching at the stillness hoping to hold the day off a little while longer. But it’s no use, my mind is already off to the races. So, with slippered […]

Inspire: Take Hold

“I am the Lord. I have called you to be right and good. I will hold you by the hand and watch over you.”  Isaiah 42:6   Instinctively, our hands enveloped each other’s. Without a flinch or without a word, we just knew from dozens of times before, each other’s hands needed holding as the […]

But I Wanted Spaghetti Squash!

“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.” Psalm 139:14 NLT I’ve written about my garden in the past. It’s a cathartic effort for me. Even between the grudging work of pulling weeds and tilling the soil, there is something to be said about putting your hands […]

Inspire: Casting Your Troubles

“Let him have all your worries and cares, for he is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.” 1 Peter 5:7    Today… Whatever you’re battling. Whatever the struggle is. Whatever the problems are. Whatever you’re anxious about. Whatever is building. Whatever is stewing. Whatever you are facing. Whatever needs an answer. […]