In the early years of marriage (I was 18 when I married) while experiencing emotional roller coasters and intense difficulties besides seasons of disconnect, my thoughts were constantly ME, ME, ME! And though I soon became a pastor’s wife, my journey to trusting God and enjoying an intimate connectedness always came up lacking. Progress still … Continue reading A Life of Repeated Transitions
Thinking back over the past four months, I see God’s sovereign hand in all that transpired. God’s sovereign hand led me to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas in Louisiana with my sister-in-law and family. Then, orchestrating my return just in time on January 24, to spend the last 3 hours of her earthly life next to … Continue reading Trusting God’s Sovereign Hand
Gary Thomas wrote Holy Available to explain Christianity is a present power, and not a mere historical reality, because we offer the parts of our bodies—our eyes, mouths, ears, minds, hands and feet, and hearts as tools for God’s service. His point is, you can make a tremendous difference in this world for Christ. Our … Continue reading Whom do we bring?
My focus on this September Fast (through the first week of October) of “no dairy, no sugar” is about discipline. It’s about fighting to win. Bringing my thoughts and actions into subjection to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. In the Christian race, we aren’t matched against opponents but rather we “compete” against … Continue reading Agonizing Discipline
My son visited our home a little over 2 years ago. So, you can imagine my delight when he announced he would be in the area again and could quite possibly come for supper! My mind started running through the old recipes; a perfect opportunity to bake and enjoy some fun foods and fabulous desserts! … Continue reading A Black Cake Coming Right Up!
In my younger years, I certainly didn’t give it a thought concerning the amount of sugar I consumed, daily. Struggling with aches and pains was very common. The leg pain that was so uncomfortable through the day, tormented my nights. In addition, migraines came calling quite frequently. I lived on acetaminophen and ibuprofen, as well … Continue reading Lessons Learned
Each year, as I make this pledge for the month of September, to abstain from dairy and sugar, and allow God to have my cravings, I’m never disappointed. “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom … Continue reading “The Life of Faith is the only one that will ____________.”
As I cruised down the highway listening to the radio, a song caught my attention, but not in the way you would expect, like what’s the title and who is singing. I missed all of that! What I did catch was the point of the song. Suddenly, my focus was sin’s dreadfulness. Immediately, I was … Continue reading I Live For ___________
When the difficulties of life flood in like a storm do you lose confidence in what course or action to take? When I’m overwhelmed with seemingly one obstacle after another I love reflecting on the story of David. It brings a peaceful perspective that always turns to prayer. Anointed by Samuel to be king, David … Continue reading FINDING WHAT I NEED
Thirty-four years ago, on an early Indiana Labor Day morning, I began having contractions. It was about a week early so I wasn’t sure anything would come of them. Since my husband worked at the hospital (washing dishes) I knew he would be there if I needed him. But there was the matter of a … Continue reading A Laboring Labor Day!