What I’ve Learned in My Silence

“For everything there is a season…a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1,7 ESV   Hello friend, it’s been a while. Months really, since I put down my pen (and my laptop) – deeply questioning my ability to write and serve and minister to you through this blog. I think it […]

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 […]

When You Want to Run Away

The angel said to her, “Hagar, Sarai’s servant, where have you come from, and where are you going?” “I’m running away … ” she replied. – Genesis 16:8 NLT Have you ever wanted to run away as an adult? I recently saw a quote that said, “I don’t know about you but I’ve thought about […]

What Jesus Does With Your Faith

“Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet …” – John 12:3a NIV I know what you’ve been doing. Day in and day out, you walk upon the narrow road – determined to pass through the small gate too few find (Matthew 7:14). Every morning […]

When Hard Times Linger

Who is this coming up from the wilderness leaning on her beloved? – Song of Songs 8:5 NIV It’s been a weary week. The kind where you’re spread thin with too little sleep and too much fear and worry. I wrote these words two weeks ago and here they are again. Sometimes we live with […]

When You’ve Got Flat-Feeling, Joke-Sounding, Ready to Quit Faith

Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. – Psalm 23:4 ESV   Are you feeling flat in your faith?   Do words like hope and perseverance sound like a joke?   Do you ever wake up ready to quit being the good wife, mother, neighbor, or friend?   I know I have.   When […]

When My Head Hangs Low

“The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.”  – Psalm 145:14 There was a time when I walked most days with my head held low. My eyes seeing the world only from my empty heart on down. Worry and fear hung around my neck like a millstone. The […]

Chocolate Milk Faith

“Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you.” 2 Timothy 1:6 NKJV I once heard a pastor say faith was like chocolate milk.   It sounds strange, but it’s one of those statements I’ve never forgotten, and find myself mulling over from time to time.   So how exactly is […]