“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us to develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.” Romans 5:3-4 I don’t know about you, but most times, when I’m in the middle of “yuck”, it’s… Continue reading Fresh Vision – A New Path
“Your approval means nothing to me,” John 5:41 I’m not even exactly sure how or why I tried out for the play that sophomore year in high school. I can’t remember if my friend was auditioning and talked me into it, or if after watching the play the previous spring, I was just drawn to… Continue reading Finding The Gift
“Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 I wish I could… Continue reading The House
“’The other brother was angry and would not go in. His father came out and begged him,’” Luke 15:28 I actually started this particular piece seven months ago, and it was originally titled, “Score Keeping”, but even as I look at this soul verse this morning, there is so much more to it… Continue reading Join the Party
"Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the Tabernacle and everything in it, making them holy." Lev 8:10 I sat there in church with my mind wandering to my ever growing list of errands to do that day. I knew I should have been listening to my pastor, but somewhere between the opening… Continue reading Some Things Take Time
“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