Perspective: A particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view. Peace: Freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility. Perspective of peace: A particular attitude or way of regarding circumstances that frees us from disturbance and promotes quiet and tranquility in our souls. (Cindy’s suggested definition. 🙂 ) I write about perspective a lot. I write about … More Monday Morning Musings: A Perspective of Peace
Maybe it’s the result of being a middle child. I’ve always been able to see multiple facets of an issue. I’m a big picture kind of girl. I rarely get stuck on a single perspective. Honestly, it’s a bit annoying at times. Life would be so much simpler and tidier if everything was black … More The Distraction of Fear
I wrote this a few years ago, but I’ve been thinking again lately about how differently we’re all wired. Although God’s love for each of us is the same, that’s pretty much where the similarity ends. I will never be able to achieve anyone else’s “personal best”–or for that matter meet anyone else’s expectation of … More Personal Best
I just had a bit of an epiphany. I have often said that I struggle with MANY things–but my relationship with God is never one of them. I know He loves me. I know He is with me. I know He is for me. Regardless of my life circumstances. Period. I also know that is not the reality of … More Focusing on Addition
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? —Isaiah 43:19 I don’t know about you, but I’ve been hearing about new things for a long time now. Lately, though, it’s different. Lately I’m not just “hearing” about new things … I perceive them. Which is great because often we perceive … More Monday Morning Musings: New Things
We want a memo, He wants to talk. We want a right or wrong answer, He wants us to learn. We want to follow specific instructions, He wants us to enjoy the process. We want to get somewhere, but sometimes … sometimes He just wants to take a walk with us. Does any of this … More Monday Morning Musings: Slave or Son?
No, that’s not a typo. I didn’t mean to say choose your battles. Choose your battle. Choose your battle carefully. Choose your battle wisely. Because the battle isn’t … Against ungodly governments or legislation Against corrupt leaders and officials Or even against bullies, murderers, and terrorists The battle isn’t … Against that person with whom … More Choose Your Battle
A holy hush settled over the entire room. The soft and tender tones of women singing out their sincere love and longing for Jesus filled the atmosphere. It was a taste–just a tiny taste–of heaven on earth. Then it happened. (Oh why does it always happen?) “If you’re struggling with SIN don’t let anything keep you from Jesus. … More Monday Morning Musings: Wretch or Wonder?
On this week’s podcast “Letting Go of Pain” I share a testimony from my own experience of letting go. I had previously written about this particular story and it was published in an anthology book called God Allows U-Turns back in 2006. Since I’ve never published it here, rather than rewriting it slightly differently, I’m … More Monday Morning Musings: Letting Go of Pain
Performance. Perfection. Doing it well and getting it right. Is it good or is it bad? Healthy or harmful? I think it all depends on our motive and perspective. The truth is a lot of our life is measured by performance. I’ve spent a lot of time working in the field of human resources—and what … More Monday Morning Musings: Letting Go of Performance
I think I came out of the womb praying. I can’t remember a time I didn’t talk to God all day long. In fact, I’ve often said praying is like breathing to me. I still say that … because it still is. Prayer is a priceless and precious means of communion and communication with God. … More My Convoluted and Complicated Thoughts on Corporate Prayer
Fear. That awful insidious infector of dread. That deadly tormentor that keeps us shackled and shamed. That cruel instigator of rejection, insecurity, control , selfishness, bitterness, greed, anger, rage … It all starts with fear. So why do we fear? 1 John 4:18 says There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out … More Monday Morning Musings: Letting Go of Fear
“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength,till each appears before God in Zion.” -Psalm 84:5-7 Transition. Not many people love the word. Because not … More Monday Morning Musings: Life IN Transition
With her two daughters-in-law she left the place where she had been living and set out on the road that would take them back to the land of Judah. – Ruth 1:7 Things had not gone well for Naomi. There was famine in her hometown of Bethlehem. Then, after leaving for Moab with her husband … More Monday Morning Musings: The Road That Leads Back to Praise
Ever feel like you’re going in circles? I have…often! But the Lord gave me a picture recently that made me think maybe that isn’t always such a bad thing. I saw myself taking a big loop around a particular issue. When I got back to what seemed to be where I originally started, I started … More Monday Morning Musings – The Reboot (with Audio)
Love is a powerful emotion. Love is a powerful choice. But lately I’ve been thinking about love not just as a wonderful emotion or as an intentional choice, but as a literal position. Because… Love is also a powerful place. I don’t know about you, but it seems like a lot of folks I talk to these … More Thoughts on Being IN Love
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be authentically me-especially as it relates to what God has called me to in terms of the message(s) He has given me to communicate. As I was pondering these things, I remembered this post I wrote a few years ago. I think I needed … More Happy Endings
We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps. – Proverbs 16:9 NLT Always Faithfully Relentlessly Perfectly He determines our steps. He perfectly determines our steps in His intricately, amazingly, precisely perfect timing. Plan away–but rest in the grace of His perfectly timed and perfectly ordained leadership. Because He never fails.
I recently ran across this devotion that I wrote several years ago. Since the Lord used it just recently to speak to my heart, I thought I would tweak it just a bit and post it here … “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name … More Waiting at the Gate Called Beautiful
So I worked on this little project before Christmas and I sort of forgot to tell anyone about it. Basically, I’ve published another book called Pieces of My Heart. It was fairly easy to put together because I didn’t really write anything new–it is a (somewhat) random compilation of stuff I’d previously written. I like … More Pieces of My Heart