Our Refuge

Our Refuge

“The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.”   ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭19:1‬ ‭NASB‬‬   I’ve always felt a strong connection to God through nature. I feel close to God when I’m viewing His creation whether blue skies, a starry night, the rolling waves of an ocean […]

Cease Striving

Cease Striving

We are preparing to move from the home we have known for almost 20 years and venture to a new state almost 1000 miles away. The preparations have been stressful, exhausting and some days downright exasperating! We have yet to sell our current house…stressful; we have yet to finish packing…exhausting; and my husband has yet […]

Praising God Through the Generations

Praising God Through the Generations

Last month I wrote about savoring precious family moments, and I reminisced about my days as a baseball mom. This month, I have to share a recent family moment, one which I hope to remember with joy for the rest of my days. A moment of generations, of love for God and for each other. […]

Safe in the Downpour

Safe in the Downpour

by audreycfrank In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8, NIV I awoke with a start to the sound of heavy, driving rain. Drumming the rooftops and pouring over the eaves of my house, it was as if heaven sought to fill up the […]

Trust God

Trust God

The last few months have been challenging for me but over the last couple of weeks, the word trust has repeatedly come to my mind and heart. It can be difficult to trust because trust requires us to let go of control and to wait–my least favorite thing to do! During my devotion time recently, […]

When I am Afraid

  When I am afraid, I will trust in you. Psalm 56:3 I was not sure he would return. My husband had gone to lead a Bible Study in a secret church, in a place where following Jesus was illegal. The little flock that gathered every week to hear the word was relentlessly brave. They […]

Anyone Use a Fresh Wind in your Sails?

Anyone Use a Fresh Wind in your Sails?

School has started back in my area and with a vengeance. This year I have a full time position, which I love and know I was meant to do. However, I haven’t gotten used to the new, extended schedule yet. After church last Sunday, I felt an urging to go to the verse in Psalms […]

Resting in Christ Like a Weaned Child

Resting in Christ Like a Weaned Child

I’ve come to believe life is a journey of continual uncertainty. Of change and decision, most of which feels like groping about in the dark. For the past year now, maybe longer, I’ve felt God’s nudge with little more than a vague idea of what and where. I’m not a fan of vague or uncertain. […]

A Constant State of Complaint

A Constant State of Complaint

Why is it I do what I hate? Sometimes, my mind is in a constant state of confusion and complaint. I’m not counting my blessings, and I see nothing but dark around me. I must admit, it lasts anywhere from hours to a few days. And I know better, having been a follower of Christ […]

Bird Watching

Bird Watching

Squawking and screeching filled the air as the mother mockingbird warned us of her displeasure at our presence near her home. Knowing her alarm was not sounded without reason, I looked around for a nest nearby. Clumps of woven straw stuck out among the green leaves of the maple branches she had chosen to raise […]

The LORD is My Shepherd

The LORD is My Shepherd

I recently had the opportunity to share a devotion about one of my favorite bible verses. For me, when I’m asked to pick a favorite bible verse this can be challenging because I have many. For the devotion, I chose Psalm 23:1, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want”. (NKJV). I also like […]

Are You a Dreamer?

Are You a Dreamer?

Sunday afternoon, in an attempt to relax, I watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a movie starring Ben Stiller. The main character, Mitty, is a day dreamer. To escape his ordinary life he allowed his imagination to take him on a climb up a snow covered mountain, rescue a beautiful woman and her dog […]

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 […]

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time

                           “The Lord is my light and my salvation—                             whom shall I fear?                             The Lord is […]

Appreciating the Mornings

Appreciating the Mornings

I’ve never been a morning person, but as the years have gone on I’ve grown to appreciate morning time more than ever before. I’m the type of person that is just not “with it” in the mornings. It takes me a while to become fully awake. My most awake time of the day is right […]

God Wants to Give You the Desires of Your Heart

God Wants to Give You the Desires of Your Heart

God wants to give you the desires of your heart because He is the one who put the desires in you (if they are godly desires). God will give you everything you desire of Him because He wants to bless you. …..He wants your children to be godly children …..He wants you to live in […]

She Shall Not Be Moved

She Shall Not Be Moved

Have you ever felt like everything is about to come crashing down around you? Like your drowning because of life? Like you don’t have the strength to go on? God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; Be still, […]

Can I Get a Little Peace Over Here?

Can I Get a Little Peace Over Here?

Are you already hustling and bustling? You know, running to this activity and then back to another across town, especially if you have kids. It’s enough to make me scream, “Time out!” When my schedule is filled and I become overwhelmed, my spiritual health goes down hill. Satan knows that “busy-itis” is the fastest and […]