Our Father who is in…Squirrel!

“For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” Romans 8:26 NLT I was having a great morning. Maybe you know these–the warmth of the coffee cup was a friend to my cold hands. My hair, ratty […]

A Word for the Season

It was my birthday last week. As a lay in bed recounting the wonderful blessings I received that day, I prayed God would give me just one word to carry for the coming year. I waited in anticipation for him to lay on me some grand word of action or accomplishment. I fought to be still – and ready to […]

Leave a Space for Me

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” – Psalm 16:11 ESV Windows are open and warm breezes usher in the sweet smell of all things fresh and alive.   It’s hard to believe winter officially arrived just five […]

A Parent’s Letter

  Dear child,   From the moment of your birth, your Father and I have loved you deeper than any other love possible.  In fact, before you were even here, we loved you.  We couldn’t wait for your arrival into this world and all that lay ahead of you.  The world is a better place […]

A Chance To Be Superwoman

“Then he said to them, ‘The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.  So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.’”  Mark 2:27-28   (sorry men, this one’s for the girls)   I was in a predicament last week.   The due date arrived to return a library book, […]

A NASA Project

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”   2 Thessalonians 3:16 NIV   We bought our house fourteen years ago.  It was a fixer upper.  And we’ve been doing nothing but, ever since!   On the day we moved […]

Morning Praises

“And each morning and evening they stood before the LORD to sing songs of thanks and praise to him.”  1Chronicles 23:30 NLT   A morning prayer…Would you like to join me?   Good morning Jesus!  As I awake and open the coverings of my windows, I sing your name above all names. Thank you for […]

Mighty Hands

“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145: 18 I hadn’t seen my dad in a few weeks.  My busyness got in the way of visiting the patriarch of our family.  I resolved myself to open the calendar to spend some time with him.  […]