Fire from Heaven

I’m praying for some serious fire from heaven, but not for the reason you might think. In the past several years there have been moments I’ve been tempted to pray that God would rain down fire on someone or a couple of someones, but thankfully God has brought me past that phase of this journey.… Continue reading Fire from Heaven

What’s Wrong with Happy?

Last week I had the most wonderful time sitting at a picnic table studying God’s word, journaling, and writing some.  It was quiet and peaceful. I felt inspired. I had such a blessed time writing more than I have in months, and guess what?  Not one document was saved…not one.  Technology and me….ugh. I was… Continue reading What’s Wrong with Happy?

Just 10 Facts and 6 To-Dos

There is no two ways about it.  I’ve become an anxious woman…again. I struggled with this years ago, and here I am again. Fearful, concerned, worried…anxious. It’s a chest-crushing fear.  A wake up in the middle of the night worry.  An Oh my goodness!  Am I having a heart-attack? anxious. And for the life of… Continue reading Just 10 Facts and 6 To-Dos

Can I Say “Really?!?” to God?

Have you ever felt like the verse you just read, the devotional you just opened, or the thought someone just shared was…well…for lack of a better word…ugh? My sister-in-law Debbie sent me a devotional this morning. She surprises me with really beautiful encouraging texts. Just when I need them. This morning the devotional included this… Continue reading Can I Say “Really?!?” to God?

No Longer a Dragon

Sometimes it amazes me how often God gently confronts me with His word. Lately it seems every time I open the Bible or work on my Bible study or talk to a friend, He is there prodding and prompting and loving me. This past week was one of the most difficult at my job. Sometimes… Continue reading No Longer a Dragon

Are You More than Just Living?

I’ve been studying 1 John this past week.  There are a lot of verses that grab me in that little book.  And there are a lot of verses I want to grab hold of too.   God has used those words to convict, confirm, and mostly comfort me this past week. My study has brought… Continue reading Are You More than Just Living?

Somebody Save Me Please

What if this life is about more than surviving?  Have you ever heard that saying about thriving instead of just surviving?  I don’t know what I think about that quote right now. What is thriving anyway? Is that even possible? I don’t use the word thrive very often…I don’t even use the word survive very… Continue reading Somebody Save Me Please

Be Encouraged

Everyone has something. You know that thing. That thing that you feel will never go away. Never be easy. Never be uncomplicated. Never be what you want it to be. Never be overcome. I have a few somethings. Some things I can’t figure out what to do about. Some things that baffle me. Some things… Continue reading Be Encouraged

Love Like Crazy

Oh am I having a pity-party today or what?!. I’m all sad and lonely and feeling unchosen and unloved. And I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get out of this funk I find myself in. I’m trying to get into shape so I can’t sneak chocolate or drink a Coca-Cola… Continue reading Love Like Crazy

Those Things and Thankfulness

There is this thing I keep talking about.  This thing called thankfulness.  I keep coming back to it in my life and in my writing. I think it is because God keeps bringing me back to it. Over and over and over again. Today my devotional time included the verse I often use to deal… Continue reading Those Things and Thankfulness