When it comes to God, no really isn’t in my vocabulary. Besides pretty much giving Him a blanket yes before I know the question, there have been many very specific yeses, in regard to very specific invitations. Usually, the invitation seemed weighty and came with a specific assignment. Usually, there were many confirming words, much … More Every Yes Matters
“My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.’’ -Psalm 45:1 NKJV I have this sort of love-hate relationship with words. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not one of those people with bazillions of gifts. Pretty much just words. Yep, … More A Ready Writer?
This past week, my heart wasn’t feeling very brave. My faith didn’t seem particularly steadfast. And, honestly, my soul was down and discouraged. But sometimes you just gotta tell your soul what to do. So I did. In fact, that’s what I’ve had to do a lot in recent months. I’ve had to tell my soul exactly what it will and … More Take Courage
If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself. —2 Timothy 2:13 Have I ever failed you, beloved? When you look at your circumstances with natural eyes, you feel as though your faith is beginning to drift, but I will come through for you whether you remain strong and steadfast or whether you waiver. I cannot deny Myself—and … More From His Heart to Yours: May 25, 2016
“One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers—Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew—throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. Jesus called out to them, ‘Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!’ And they left their … More Simply Follow
Last week the Holy Spirit hijacked my podcast. I felt at the time that it might mean a change for more than just that one week but I really wasn’t sure. I had only started posting weekly podcasts–including resuming the Monday Morning Musings devotionals–ten weeks ago, so switching things up this early in the process … More To Be Continued . . .
“But when Daniel learned that the law had been signed, he went home and knelt down as usual in his upstairs room, with its window open toward Jerusalem. He prayed three times a day, just as he had always done, giving thanks to his God.” –Daniel 6:10 “For He is the living God,and He will … More Kneeling Down As Usual
One was old. One was young. Both were faithful. One waited so long she felt sure her moment had passed. One was met with a surprising turn of events and didn’t feel ready. Both were called to birth the miraculous. And both fulfilled their call. Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. Mary, the mother … More In His Timing (a tale of two women)
Like anyone, I have my ups and downs. There are (a few) things I’m good at, and a lot of things I’m not-so-good at. Since I’m usually harder on myself than I am on anyone else, I’ve realized that I often focus on the many areas I feel I need improvement rather than on the … More A few things I’ve learned along the way …
When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.” –Psalm 27:8 NKJV I’d sung the song dozens of times before. But this time was different. This time as I sang the words, I was no longer sure the words were true. This time, there was one line that hit … More Monday Morning Musings: Seeking His Face
This is a different kind of post for me. I don’t usually blog about blogging, but I’m processing through some things and seeking input. I have a button on my blog that says “I’m a Faithful Blogger.” But am I? The button is from a site for Christian bloggers. I saw it on another blog so I checked … More A Faithful Blogger?
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine … In dark times; in the midst of turmoil; in confusion and uncertainty … I’m … More This Little Light of Mine …
“Are you sure, Lord? I mean, are you really sure?” Yes, love, I’m sure. This is one of the very things I had in my heart when I created you. “But seriously, who even cares? Honestly, tons of people are able to share the same kinds of things I share–and most of them do it … More Finding My Voice
They met their senior year of high school. They became friends. They went to Senior Prom together. They walked together at graduation. Then life happened. She moved down south where she met and married the man who became the father of her children. The man she thought would love her forever. The man she planned to … More A Love Story … Right onTime
I have this rocking chair in the corner of my bedroom that I have affectionately called “the prayer chair” for years. I have quite a history in that chair. In fact, I’m pretty convinced that history itself has been changed from that chair. But it’s been empty a lot the last couple of years. I’ve been in … More A Prayer Chair Epiphany
Apparently I am quite dense at times. I so long to make God’s heart happy and I never, ever, want to intentionally resist him. My heart’s cry is to remain teachable and open to the workings and desires of the Holy Spirit – always. But the truth is there are times I just don’t get … More Go Now and Write