Friendship: When Friendships Fail

“Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.” – Proverbs 22:24-25 NIV This is part two of my 3-part message on friendship. I was a new stay-at-home mom, and the closeness and solitude (except for the baby!) of our […]

Think about it…

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord”  Isaiah 55:8     I was having a spastic morning.  One of those days where my thoughts were racing faster than my body could process.  One of those days when I had a thousand things to do, and only […]

In the Dark

“The woman (answered) the serpent, ‘We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” Genesis 3:2-3 NIV (my emphasis) A stir-fry was on the […]

Working Out the Weeds

“So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life. –  James 1:21 (The Message) Weeds, one of those curious creations I often wonder about.  Why do we have them, what is their purpose, and how […]

Letting in the Son

“Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.”  – Psalm 43:3 (NIV) The first hints of daylight peek through the windows calling me awake.  I lie there in the fading shadows of the night thinking of all that […]