Grateful and (a little) Stressed

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.  Romans 15:13 This morning barking dogs disturbed my semi-peaceful slumber…at 4:15 am.  Sometimes I wonder why sleep remains so elusive for me. I found myself asking God,… Continue reading Grateful and (a little) Stressed

“As Is”

I once heard someone say that God takes us “as is”. Recently I was looking to replace my oven and I visited the ReStore to see if I could find a used one. The only one I found said “As-Is” and I immediately thought, “Nope.”  I have enough trouble with brand-new appliances, I’m certainly not… Continue reading “As Is”

Too Many Words

Last Sunday I excelled at words.  They poured forth from my mouth like a fountain. Unfortunately, they were not a fountain of refreshment, but rather a fountain of refuse.   I remember some time ago I read a parenting book that described nagging as using a lot of words to convey a point.  Good gravy!… Continue reading Too Many Words

What are feelings anyway?

On the way to church recently my 7 year old daughter asked, “Momma, what are feelings?” I started to say, “They’re how you feel.  I mean they are what you feel…I mean…ahhh!!!” I couldn’t figure out how to define it without using the word “feel.”  I thought if I used the word emotion it would… Continue reading What are feelings anyway?

This Place at This Time

I was shuffling through my bookcase – reorganizing and deciding which books I’d like to keep and which books I’d like to donate – when I found a book that a friend had written and sent to me a few years ago.  It’s called “Walks with Rich” by C.W. Hambleton.  I opened up to the… Continue reading This Place at This Time

A Simple Life

One of my favorite things is playing the piano.  I grab a moment here or there to play a song or two whenever I get a chance.   Yesterday I pulled out one of my Christmas songbooks and began playing “Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)” by Chris Easton and Amy Grant.  I remember when it… Continue reading A Simple Life

The Rest of the Story…or Running Away

The other day I was reading the story of Elijah and the Baal priests.  How God rained down fire from heaven and burned up an altar saturated with water.  How Elijah prayed and God answered.  How Elijah was blessed to see the power of God first hand and to be a part of the display… Continue reading The Rest of the Story…or Running Away

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?