Midday is a good time to stop, refocus and evaluate the day. Pausing throughout the day can help refresh us to continue our day.
Finding Hope in God and a Lament
Are you feeling heavy with burdens that seem too hard to bear? Do you sometimes wish you could crawl into a hole and disappear? In this troubled world we live in, have we tried finding hope in God? FINDING HOPE IN GOD As I reading […]
Life: Experiencing its Fullness Every Day
In December of 2015, I participated in a Free Write session with a former writing group. I had forgotten about that piece of writing until I came across it recently. It expressed some of my desires about life. Live Fully Aware I am alive […]
Prayer Helps Us Discern Our Next Thing
Next is the word prompt for Five Minute Friday this week. Do you ever find yourself wondering what to do? I remember Elisabeth Elliot saying, “Do the next thing.” But what if you don’t know what that is? I suggest that prayer is a good […]
Resonance and Dissonance: Room for Both?
Just as we want sometimes want to run and hide when dissonance comes, we might feel the same way about resonance. There have been times when I’ve been close to having a deeper relationship with someone, but for some reason one or both of us held back. Sometimes, I see God working and I’m almost afraid of going deeper. But I am learning to welcome the chance to deepen a relationship.
Changes: Inevitable in Our Lives
We are not static beings. As parents we change right along with our children. Let us be instruments of change that bring joy to life.
Morning: Before Starting the Day
First thing in the morning before getting out of bed what do you do? Sometimes I pray if I wake up early and it’s still dark. But most days I pick up my phone, check the time, email, Instagram, Facebook and the weather. If I […]
Weary: Turn to God and Find Rest
Many of us are weary these days. Maybe our day to day activities make us tired. We push ourselves to do one more thing until we are finally exhausted. Sometimes then we can’t sleep because we are wound so tightly it is hard to relax. […]
Balance: Important but often Hard to Find
Lately I have had a hard time finding a balance between busyness and time to be still. I used to have a good routine. How do I recover it?
Thunderclouds: Demonstrations of God’s Power
As most of you know, one of my favorite things to do is sit on my front porch. I enjoy watching clouds as they change shape and move across the sky. Whether soft and fluffy, wispy and light, low, dark and gloomy, or looming thunderclouds, […]