How Not to Stay Lying in the Dust

“I lie in the dust, revive me by your words.” Psalm 119:25 It was two in the morning, and Janet had been tossing and turning all night.  She had tried everything to help her sleep, warm milk, a heating pad, and even some melatonin.  Yet here she was still struggling, with morning just around the corner.  This wasContinue reading “How Not to Stay Lying in the Dust”

Unity and Covid-19

How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony! For harmony is as precious as the anointing oil that was poured over Aaron’s head, that ran down his beard and onto the border of his robe. Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon that falls on the mountains ofContinue reading “Unity and Covid-19”

Battles on the Outside, Fear on the Inside

“For even when we came into Macedonia our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted on every side: conflicts without, fears within.”  2 Corinthians 7:5 This has been a tough season, one with way too much quiet, uncertainty, and emotional turmoil- a season of the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope to never see a time like thisContinue reading “Battles on the Outside, Fear on the Inside”

A Burning Heart

They said to each other, Did not our heart burn within us as he talked with us on the road and explained Scriptures to us?  LUKE 24:32 Several months ago, during the sermon our pastor said we should ask open-ended questions when we talk to God. Rather than telling God how to fix our problems andContinue reading “A Burning Heart”

Strength for the In-Between

22 The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. 23 Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. 24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” 25 The LORD is good to those who depend on him, to those who searchContinue reading “Strength for the In-Between”

Rolled Away!

“Commit your actions to the Lord and your plans will succeed.” (Proverbs 16:3 NLT)  Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. Corrie Ten Boom I have been thinking lately about what some of the disciples gave up to follow Jesus.  Peter and his brother gave up a fishing business,Continue reading “Rolled Away!”

Not everyone gets to launch a book during a pandemic, but I do!

Not everyone gets to launch a book during a pandemic, but I do!   I guarantee this is a book launch I will never forget. What does a book launch look like in normal times?  My precious small group ladies put together a wonderful coffee and dessert book launch for me.  They invited over one hundred friends to celebrateContinue reading “Not everyone gets to launch a book during a pandemic, but I do!”

A God Story

I love to read God stories! My friend put this one on her Facebook page this morning. I asked for her permission to share. She graciously said, share away! It encouraged me and I think it will encourage you as well. It is a quick read: My local grocery/gas station is ~ 1/4 mile fromContinue reading “A God Story”

Please Lord, travel with us!

[Exo 34:9 NLT] 9 And he said, “O Lord, if it is true that I have found favor with you, then please travel with us. Yes, this is a stubborn and rebellious people, but please forgive our iniquity and our sins. Claim us as your own special possession.” There is a lot of angst today;Continue reading “Please Lord, travel with us!”

What am I to learn?

Exo 27:15-17 NLT 15 The curtain on the left side will also be 22 1/2 feet long, supported by three posts set into three bases. 16 “For the entrance to the courtyard, make a curtain that is 30 feet long. Make it from finely woven linen, and decorate it with beautiful embroidery in blue, purple,Continue reading “What am I to learn?”