I found that I am prepared for driving through the storm, best when I give Him the wheel! The experiences I have in life have demonstrated to me that when I anticipate a storm, I brace myself and start preparing. This last weekend, my husband and I left our area to go visit my sister and her family. They live around six hours away … Read More Driving Through The Storm Give Him the Wheel!
Consider An Eternal Perspective! When we think about what really matters in life, we often consider what we are bothered and upset about. We wonder “why”? There are a lot of “why’s” that I thought of very recently! Let’s take a moment to consider the temporary and the eternal. I see some people have less difficulty than others do. Wondering when I have trials … Read More Consider The Temporary and the Eternal
Change Is Constant for Christians “ Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on [a]so that I may lay hold of that [b]for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.“ Philippians 3:12 NASB Often, I read of changes in someone’s life and I watch criticism unfold. I read many comments and I hear … Read More Real Change- Let’s Choose Freedom!
Horizontal: God and I We often think that a Pastor or Priest has to go to the Lord to intercede on our behalf to confess or pray for certain things that we are concerned about. God allows us to go to Him though, directly when we want to talk to Him. I am thankful for this! While it is good to let our pastor … Read More Please Intercede!
Grateful for Protection Yesterday, we remembered the 18th anniversary of 9/11. We mourn all those lost on this day. but we can be grateful when we think of those who rescued those hurt in this horrid event. There are also many people to thank for fighting for our freedom. This is an example of something for which we can be grateful. Grateful for Health … Read More Attitude of Gratitude
Conversations With A Friend I remember riding to a Christian school with a pastor and his daughter when I was young. Every morning he prayed on our way. It made me nervous as I wondered if he was closing his eyes when praying as he was driving! This I believed, was the correct way to pray at the time. I believed I had to … Read More Without Ceasing
My husband and I went to see the new movie Overcomers, this past weekend! I identify well with Coach John Harrison as he believes his talent in coaching a winning team means he is successful. When his team lost and many of his players move away, he is not only disappointed but he believes he isn’t a success. He doesn’t see any way that … Read More Who Are You?
God is so faithful isn’t He? I’ve been struggling so much lately with acceptance and condemnation. And yet, God has shown Himself so faithful. While I’ve been in tears, he’s been right there next to me. Even when I don’t see Him. And when I finally look up from my struggles, there He is faithful and true, wrapping His arms around me to let … Read More Turning Toward Home
A Personal Journey 2 Corinthians 10:12 ” We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.” (NIV) After so many years, I have a character trait and habit with which I greatly struggle. This habit or character trait is self-condemnation. You see, I have … Read More No Condemnation
Naturally, I am NOT a morning person! Few things help me wake up and smile early on, especially around 4 am, but the smile of my precious granddaughter, Hailey! I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to see her and take care of her often. I have a grandson too in Texas that I don’t get to see often. Both babies were born within … Read More A Great Way to Start The Day
Our culture loves acronyms! I read texts and various forms of social media that use SMH(Shake My Head), BTW(By The Way) LOL and many other acronyms. I use some myself. Some are funny, some are used just to abbreviate what we want to say. Some are less than discreet and some represent organizations, or a way of life. I have an acronym for you … Read More TLGF