Love and Prayer Are the Answer

Love and Prayer Are the Answer

Today is Election Day, the day when we, the citizens of America exercise our right to choose our government leaders. From the most powerful world leader, the President of the United States, to county commissioners and other local offices in the smallest towns, to state amendment and local issues placed in the hands of each […]

Living Out Loud

Living Out Loud

I’m sure you know some amazing believers, right? Those people who just live Jesus in their every day lives. I have quite a few of those people in my life. And today, I wanted to highlight a few who are giving up their lives of comfort here in America. Because let’s face it, we do […]

Is God Talking To Me?

Is God Talking To Me?

I’ve asked myself this question many times, especially when I’ve been praying for an answer or some issue has been weighing me down.  When I read a Bible passage that comes alive, jumps off the page and speaks right to my need, I feel so encouraged.  There is nothing quite as invigorating as knowing that […]

He Is Faithful Even When My Heart Breaks

He Is Faithful Even When My Heart Breaks

Children love balloons. My grandson played with a red one in his living room. We batted back and forth as we tried to keep the plastic orb from hitting the ground. As we played our game, he repeated his mama’s warning that “balloons might burst, but it’s okay.” A few seconds later, sure enough, we […]

Finding Time to Pray

Finding Time to Pray

“Finding Time to Pray? I’m trying to accomplish a bazillion other things!” Isn’t that the challenge of our modern life? It is for me. It used to bother me that I didn’t set aside an entire hour to read the Bible and write lengthy prayers in my journal. It used to bother me that I […]

One Prayer Can Change Everything

One Prayer Can Change Everything

God is full of surprises.  Once in a while He does something so unpredictable that it goes against all of our expectations.  For example, have you ever prayed one simple prayer and God surprised you by answering it immediately?  No persistence, pleading or fasting.  No getting on your knees or adding your request to the […]

Are You Disconnected?

Are You Disconnected?

Disconnected. What does that mean to you? In our culture, we remain connected to the world around us 24/7. We can’t imagine days of waiting for a letter, or months to travel internationally. I’m old enough to remember the days before computers and cell phones. Even then, we had radios, television, and home phones. My […]

Why Do We Do What We Do?

Why Do We Do What We Do?

My youngest grandchild turned two yesterday. She’s is a delightful little girl filled with joy and an adventurous spirit. She’s learning to use her words and one of her favorites right now seems to be “No!” She says it in a quiet little voice like she’s testing the waters. I know her mommy and daddy […]

Brokenness

Brokenness

What do you do when something of yours gets a crack or breaks, let’s say a glass or a bowl? I know for me it usually ends up in the garbage. I don’t want anyone to cut their mouths on a broken glass and cracked bowls inevitably leak milk or other liquids so that’s no […]

When You’ve Been Hurt

When You’ve Been Hurt

Have you ever had a past hurt resurrect itself in a way that causes hurt to someone else? Recently, a painful relationship from my past resurfaced in an unexpected way, causing me to injure a friend. All the pain and anxiety I’d previously experienced came crashing back, like a tsunami. I’d let the fear of being hurt again […]

Learning God’s Ways

Learning God’s Ways

After years of getting to know my husband, I can finally say that I have come to understand his ways.  I know what makes him happy, how he thinks and how he handles things.  I will even go as far as to say that I understand the “why” behind what he does.  I understand his motives, […]

Satan’s Most Subtle Weapons

Satan’s Most Subtle Weapons

His ways are very subtle. But then, if his tactics were obvious, we wouldn’t fall for them. He’s the father of lies. The master of deception. He weaves in just enough truth to make his lies believable.  Of course, I’m referring to Satan and his scheme to draw us away from God. His most affective methods are not those which blatantly try to […]

What Would You Do?

What Would You Do?

Oftentimes when I hear about a tragedy and learn intricate details of things that happened just prior to and right after the tragedy, everyone involved and how they acted or failed to act, I often ask myself what would you have done in that situation? Most of us have heard of tragedies taking place and […]

He is Risen Indeed: Heart Reflections for Easter

He is Risen Indeed: Heart Reflections for Easter

In the quiet stillness of morning the sun rose, its vibrant rays shining over the world as they had done thousands of mornings before. At that time, no one knew what had changed, but something had. Feet ran down the path. Shock and surprise jolted through bodies. Fear surged through minds, anticipation close on its […]

When Resolutions Go Awry

When Resolutions Go Awry

Words flew out of my mouth like sparks from a wood burning stove. Not pretty words. They carried the heat of my anger from the deepest root of my hair down to the tip of my longest toenail. Good thing I uttered the broken phrases under my breath so my husband would not waken to […]

Far Better Things Ahead

Far Better Things Ahead

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”– C.S. Lewis In 2015, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. For more than two years I’d suffered from an almost unbearable, unexplainable pain, absolute fatigue, and memory failure. On top of that I had arthritis flares plus auto-immune issues. Whether I felt like it […]

Waiting on God to Answer Our Prayers

Waiting on God to Answer Our Prayers

You would think that after all of the times I’ve prayed and waited for God to answer, I would be an expert by now! I’m not, although I’m much better at it than I used to be. Usually when I think I’ve waited long enough, I’m ready for the next thing in life or I’ve […]

Just Be Held

Just Be Held

This last month has be crazy, hectic for my family. You know the kind where you want to curl up scream uncle. My granny is still in rehab and doing better. My step-dad passed away from liver cancer. There’s been some other things that have happened. You feel like God is picking on you. Guess […]