The Best Words Ever!

Therefore encourage one another with these words. – 1 Thessalonians 4:18   Words have the power to deliver or destroy, raise up or ruin.  Whether spoken aloud, or inside our heads, words can dictate who we are, influence where we’re going, or chain us to our past.   Countless syllables offering up compliments or criticisms, […]

Patches

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17 Crabgrass literally took over our yard this summer!  Where Tall Fescue once flourished, the web-like tentacles grew.  We tried to hold back the tide, but no such luck.  With each weekly mowing, the […]

Megastore Mercy

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8 (NIV) It never ceases to amaze me how God uses our everyday comings and goings to teach us about His character.  […]

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 […]

Sleepless Nights

My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises. – Psalm 119:148 (NIV) Darkness covers the house. All is quiet except for the whirring hum of the ceiling fan, and the faint barking of a distant dog.   It’s 3am, and I’m awake.   For more than […]

Sort of

“You shall have no other gods before me.”  Ex 20:3   Are you a sorter, placer, or bin user?  I’m a sorter. Actually, to be more specific—a master bedroom, floor-using, pile-making, sorter. I’m curious what you are.     This past Monday was laundry day.  And not just regular laundry day, but the necessary kind of laundry […]

When Sin Comes Too Easy

“And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t.  I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. – Romans 7:18-19 (NLT) Wrestling with sin […]

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 […]