What comes to mind when you think about comfort? A favorite sweatshirt or sweater? Perhaps a cozy blanket or a delicious dish at a restaurant? Whatever your "go-to" for comfort has been, today I am going to challenge you. I have thought a great deal about my comfort. What makes me feel comfort, comfortable... and … Continue reading Comfort
The recent tumultuous weeks have me concerned and I can say sometimes I am afraid. I find myself flowing in and out of confident hope, to feeling scared and defeated. Maybe you don't feel the same way. I just struggle with the fact we are VERY divided. I wrestle with and am stumped by many … Continue reading Who’s Afraid?
I love Romans 1:20: 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.NIV Did you catch all the verse goodies? "Invisible qualities", "Eternal power" and "Divine nature". And then the zinger- "Have been clearly … Continue reading Creation is Preaching You a Message
Comfort. Just saying the word "comfort" makes me think of soft pillows, warm blankets, a timely hug, and laying my head on my mom's lap. If I were to look at my life I can definitely see areas of my life I have designed for comfort. Comfort itself isn't something bad, but as an adult, … Continue reading Comfort
I thought with Halloween approaching talking about "vampires" would be appropriate. Now, I am not talking about the mythical scary vampires written in novels. I am talking about the people, jobs, hobbies, or event volunteering that is sucking the life out of you. Take a look at your life right now. Ask yourself a few … Continue reading Vampires in Your Life
What images are conjured up in your mind when I say nourish? Do you see a hot bowl of soup? A warm mug of tea? A beautiful sunrise or sunset? We often forget that our living soul needs nourishment. Nourishment restores and encourages. Nourishment gives strength to fight life's battles. I often think of the … Continue reading Nourish Your Soul
A few weeks back we had returned to Wisconsin to clean and sort through what remained of my mother's belongings. Piles were made to get rid of, or go through/split up. It's hard to put into words sorting through your parent's belongings. I would just have to say it was deeply emotional and very personal. … Continue reading Broken Vessels
Is God not good when he gives you a "friend with a sword"? Today I was completely blessed by a friend's words as given to her by the Holy Spirit. we fight similar battles for our children. "Our reality is not determined by the lies of the evil one, the siren of hopelessness and despair. … Continue reading Friends with Swords
I recently was chatting with a good friend and we were discussing kids and life directions. As she shared she used the analogy of a compass and raising children. Everyone is given a compass. As parents and mentors, we teach our children what the compass is for and how to use it. God is everyone's … Continue reading The Compass
I was listening to Real Recovery last night- it's one of my favorite shows. I like Real Recovery because it's about redemption and renewal. As the show's hosts were talking with the guest, one of the hosts asked the guest this question: "Do you chose not to sin because of the consequences or because you … Continue reading Consequences or Love?