“Don’t sin by letting your anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent.” Psalm 4:4 I was angry. Not just angry, but ugly angry. I wanted to give that guy a piece of my mind. He had ticked me off, and I wanted him to know it… How… Continue reading What To Do When I am Mad
“So Levi got up, left everything, and followed him.” Luke 5:28 Many times when my children ask me to come over and look at something, or help with something, my response is often, “Okay, one minute, let me first finish – fill in the blank – and then I’ll be right there.” In… Continue reading Leave Everything?
“I will be your God throughout your lifetime-until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.” Isaiah 46:4 Go to the gym. Lose ten pounds. Follow a gluten-free diet. Read my Bible every day. Spend more time with my… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12 I am not a real girly-girl. Sometimes I think I’d like to be, and other times I try to be…but when it really comes down to it, I just want to be comfortable. In fact,… Continue reading What Should I Wear?
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 I don’t know where you live, but if you live anywhere in the Midwest and you haven’t taken a moment to stand in awe of the absolutely gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, you are missing out! Too many times… Continue reading Looking Up
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 (ESV) A few years ago, my step-daughter wrote a song, "Nasty Scab". In her song she speaks about a hurt caused by someone in her past, and how every time she thinks of that person it’s just like… Continue reading The Infection in my Heart
“Without good direction, people lose their way; the more wise counsel you follow, the better your chances.” Proverbs 11:14 (The Message) Although the response from them may not always make you comfortable, and sometimes you wish they hadn’t opened their big mouth at all, there is nothing more valuable than a group of godly friends… Continue reading The Council That Counsels
“Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding.” Isaiah 40:28 Last night Nathan, my twelve year old son, was talking to me about what he learned in youth… Continue reading “When I Don’t Understand”
“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 Last January, I had… Continue reading Jack Attack
“But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: ‘Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.’” Ephesians 5:13-14 The other day when I picked up my nephew from school, I asked him how his day… Continue reading When I Want to Be Alone