My heart is being pricked of late because I seem to forget to start my prayers in adoration towards God. I am afraid that too often I jump right into the "Give me" part which should be the last thing we do. I learned an acronym years ago that leads us into prayer and reminds … Continue reading Entering Into the Presence of God
Sin is deadly serious In the Old Testament, God set up several feasts and celebrations for the purpose of bringing the people back to the mind of God. In September, The Feast of Trumpets (now called Rosh Hashanah) is celebrated leading up to Yom Kippur ( The Day of Atonement). Just as Isaiah did in … Continue reading What God Did About Seriously Deadly Sin
We live in a world of hostility, criticism, and outright bullying. Even if you are in a place where the current culture is not threatening to you, you may have other fears that push you down and keep you from achieving your goals. How can we navigate around our fears? How did we transfer fear of our circumstance over to a fear of God?
Creating Space - Before we speak or give our "wise suggestions" to another, perhaps we ought to get to know them a little. Make sure that we understand a bit about their culture and the things they deal with on a daily basis
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus Turn your eyes upon JesusLook full in His wonderful faceAnd the things of earth will grow strangely dimIn the light of His glory and grace After a prompt from Five Minute Friday, my thoughts went directly to an old hymn favorite, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus. I haven't written on a … Continue reading Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
No matter if times are good or times are bad, there is one thing I need every hour. I can't imagine life without this one thing. Especially now, as I struggle with chronic pain and my husband is ill as well, I truly need Christ every hour. I need him in the late-night hours when the pain … Continue reading What We Need Every Hour
There's a lot to deal with in midlife. That empty nest syndrome for one can really take you for a loop. But that is not the only crisis you are looking at as you are "becoming sage". What does that even mean? "to become sage". You might have thought about the herb. But the first … Continue reading Midlife Crisis: Becoming Sage
Movie of the Week In looking for some hope in our scary world, I've been watching movies and reading books based on true stories. I'll tell you I have shed more tears, both of sorrow and joy, on this journey hearing the stories of others. Recently, my husband and I have ventured on The Dove … Continue reading Streets of Hope
Imagine living in a country where girls are thought so little of that they are not even allowed to attend school... at any level. As we know, the dumbing down of a people group is the most surefire way to control them. Keep them from thinking and they will follow you anywhere. Malala Stood Up … Continue reading The Girl Who Stood Up For Education
I still love the old hymns and this one is a favorite, though the further you sing, the more consecration you need. Do you remember "Take My Life"?