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 […]

5 Hope Filled Thoughts on Suffering

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV) “Hearing aids, the one thing that’s not normal on me,” our ten-year […]

Lists and Prayers

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”  Ph 4:8   Shut up, already!!   Can you just be silent for a nanosecond?   How do I listen for God’s answers to my quiet prayers […]

A Lesson From My Vacuum Cleaner

“But as for me, it is good to be near God.  I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.” – Psalm 73:28 (NIV) Recently, I bought a new vacuum cleaner after the last one caught on fire (we’ll save that story for another day).  So far it’s done […]