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 […]

An Empty Heart and an Open Door

“My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready.” Psalm 108:1  ABPE I hosted my entire family this past Christmas Eve. It was my year. It was my turn. I wanted to do it up grand. But where do you seat 40 people, together, when you don’t own a mansion? Yes, 40! My only […]

When It’s Time to Return to Your Rest

Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you. – Psalm 116:7 NIV There comes a time when you must tell your soul to return to its rest. Maybe your life these last weeks, months, or year has looked plenty like David’s life from the Old Testament. Maybe you’ve been on the run and forced […]

A Little Window Washing

“…we too may live a new life.” Romans 6:4 We had our windows cleaned the other day. Yes, I hire someone to do them—please don’t hate. It takes him no time at all to get it done–he has his squeegee thingy, a stack of soft cloths, just the right fluid mixture. Me, on the other hand…a spray […]

When The Mountain Won’t Move

“But even if he does not…” Daniel 3:18 Oh I like day hikes! They bring peace and pleasure to my weary soul—something about trekking around in God’s creation. However, it’s been a tough year for me in the whole walking realm. An injury, a surgery and the recovery kept me down and indoors. But I’ve […]

“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, […]

Do You Feel Unworthy?

“By the grace of God, I am what I am.”  1 Corinthians 15:10 NIV Would it be a fair thing to say that at times you feel you would be the last person God would pick to do ANYTHING for His kingdom?   Can I be the first to raise my hand, saying yes to that […]

Getting Past “Why, God?”

“We know only a portion of the truth … But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.” – 1 Corinthians 13:9-10 MSG I’m so glad you’re here my friend, I’ve been waiting for you. All week, a place in my heart has ached for you. You know who you are. You’re the one […]