Change Is In The Air

Change Is In The Air

Rest for the Weary

Rest for the Weary

I’ve been debating for several days on what topic to write about this month. My brain has been overworked with additional articles, guest posts, etc. that I’ve written this month in conjunction with my newest book release. Today it seems appropriate to touch on the topic of rest. Rest sounds especially nice at the moment […]

Bloom … No Matter What

Bloom … No Matter What

 “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” Philippians 4:11 [KJV] You’ve all heard it … seen it … BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED. Yes? Every time I come across it, the above verse comes too mind. The Apostle Paul, despite everything he experienced. found […]

God Is On Our Side and Fights Our Battles For Us

God Is On Our Side and Fights Our Battles For Us

 Colossians 2:15 (NKJV)  “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”  Most, if not all of you, have seen pictures of slaves shackled and chained. And no doubt your heart went out to them. Now, imagine Lucifer bound in chains, tattered, bleeding, and defeated ambling behind […]

Savor the Moments

Savor the Moments

My initiation into the world of sports began thirty-five years ago when my oldest son ventured into the world of t-ball. As each brother reached the grand old age of four, he joined the ranks of youth baseball teams. Sitting on uncomfortable bleachers was no picnic, but some of my best “Mommy” memories spring from […]

People of the Dawn

People of the Dawn

I’ve been camped out in the Old Testament for months now during my quiet times, and it has proved to be a rich time.  I am learning things anew, though I have read these passages over and over throughout my life.  Here are some of the gracious gleanings from Isaiah I came away with recently […]

When God leads you to the unknown

When God leads you to the unknown

I am one of the people who love details so much to an extent that if I don’t have them, I always end up stuck. I know I am not alone in this. Human beings love detailed planning. We love to have clear directions on where we are going; how we will start, the roads […]

I Hate Looking Stupid

I Hate Looking Stupid

I HATE looking stupid. I hate when anyone observes me dropping the butter dish (upside-down) on the floor, not knowing the answer to a question, tripping over my own feet, forgetting someone’s name or birthday, dribbling coffee on my shirt, being ignorant about a current political issue, not knowing the address of a Bible verse, […]

Living in the Spirit

Living in the Spirit

The Fruit of the Spirit sound so simple in concept: love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22). Yet achieving these qualities and walking in them daily is quite another matter. It’s easy to experience peace when life goes smoothly, but a much greater challenge to exude when your doctor shares unwanted […]

Is God Holding Out On Me?

Is God Holding Out On Me?

We all may have asked this question, especially when there is something that we really want or need and God doesn’t seem to be coming through for us.  God has the power to provide so why doesn’t He just give us the thing we’re hoping or praying for?  If we’re not careful, our thoughts might […]

The Power of Small Steps

The Power of Small Steps

Our world is so big and so broken that some days I can’t see how my paltry efforts make a difference. Some days my dreams seem so out of reach that I don’t see how I will ever get there. All too often I feel overwhelmed because there are too many options, too many needs, […]

How to Know You’re Going to Heaven

How to Know You’re Going to Heaven

  She looks at me through watery eyes, her grief seeping through her pores like something souring. She tells me she just wants to know for sure that she’ll see him again – the brother she lost too soon.  She says he professed belief in God.  He was a good person.  She wants to know […]

Lessons from the Robins

Lessons from the Robins

You may have heard or perhaps not but a week ago in Wisconsin on April 18th we had a very bad snow storm with areas getting 4-30+ inches of snow followed by smaller storms over the next couple days. There began a post circulating on Facebook to put out food for the robins as many […]

Ordinary Men and Women

Ordinary Men and Women

“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:13 (NIV)   This is one of my favorite verses in the New Testament. My preacher spoke on this passage on Sunday. I’ve […]

When Fear Attacks

When Fear Attacks

Recently, I’ve been doing a Bible study from a group on Fear and Anxiety. Let me tell you it has hit home so much. I suffer at times from anxiety and panic attacks. Not as bad as they use to be, but still at times it’s there. Sometimes, it feels like someone has grabbed me […]

Refocusing My Life

Refocusing My Life

You do not want a sacrifice, or I would give it; You are not pleased with a burnt offering. Psalm 51:16 I don’t know about you, but I’m a doer. No matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to help myself. And while I have made some improvement over the years, unless I’m really […]

A Sure Thing

A Sure Thing

Approximately ninety million Americans are willing to plunk down their hard-earned cash on the chance of winning big bucks in the lottery. What are the odds? According to Kevin Breuninger of CNBC, something like one in three hundred million for Powerball or Mega Millions! If you’re only looking to win a moderately hefty sum, your […]

Run your race

Run your race

It was only 20 minutes after the race had started that the first runner crossed the finish line. My son and I stood there at the end of the route wrapped in winter coats on a Sunday afternoon in April. Two of our foursome–Dad/Husband and Sister/Daughter–were out on the course somewhere and we weren’t expecting […]