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 […]

The Labyrinth: A Sacred Walk

The Labyrinth: A Sacred Walk

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/13/labyrinths-photos_n_4326303.html First click the link above to view various, amazing labyrinths. It was like love at first sight I must say. My relationship with the labyrinth, that is. I had known and read extensively about labyrinths long before I walked my first one. What exactly is a labyrinth? A labyrinth is a circular course leading […]

What’s In Your Backyard?

What’s In Your Backyard?

If asked, I’m not sure if I could list everything that’s in my yard.  I’ve looked out the window so many times that there are some things I don’t even see or notice anymore.  Things just start collecting, such as an empty flower pot or an overgrown plant, and sit there for a long time […]

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 […]

He Gives Strength to the Weary

He Gives Strength to the Weary

Have you ever been so bone-weary you can hardly move? Or exhausted due to lack of sleep, a burden of stress, or guilt due to sin? I have. I’ve stayed awake mulling over mistakes I’ve made, doubts that eat at me, and frustration from stress. I’ve lost sleep with a fussy baby, a dying father, […]

When Christians Discourage

We’ve all had discouragement come our way. People who have good intentions, and some who don’t. When I think of being discouraged, I expect it to come from people who don’t know me, who don’t love me, who are only out to cause me harm. David in the book of Psalms said if only the […]

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 […]

FROG: Forever Relying On God

FROG: Forever Relying On God

Frogs   If you refuse to let them go, I will plague your whole country with frogs. -Exodus 2:8   Many people do not like frogs. They only gained my favor a few years ago. A friend says frogs remind him too much of the plagues which God sent to the Egyptians when Pharaoh refused […]

The Wonder of Worship

The Wonder of Worship

I think it’s far too easy for us to go about our daily routines without a thought to what we’re worshiping.  And, inevitably, we are worshiping something. As a definition worship is: The feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity. (source) But don’t let the word “deity” confuse you. I think it’s […]

The Book of the Covenant

The Book of the Covenant

Then he took the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people; and they said, “All that the LORD has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient!” (Exodus 24:7, NASB) God really wants us to recite and hear His Word. What struck me about this particular verse however is […]

The Cowboy Way

The Cowboy Way

The Cowboy Way     Have you ever watched a rodeo? It’s more than a sporting event, it’s a way of life. The cowboys (and girls) in the arena don’t merely compete for prizes and money. They lay it all on the line, lifting their hearts and souls to the Lord…for strength to get the […]

The Challenges of Being Still

The Challenges of Being Still

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalms 46:10 For the past few years I have heard friends talk about the One Word concept, but I never took serious thought into trying it out, partly because I have a stubborn streak when […]

Patent Leather Shoes

Patent Leather Shoes

“Why are you wearing your church shoes to school?”  Sara looked down at her brand new patent leather shoes.  Church shoes?  And that’s how God used a pair of shiny little shoes to get a seven-year-old girl interested in going to church.  The only problem was, Sara had never been to church. From the moment […]

The Fear Knot

The Fear Knot

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV) We live in volatile times. There are wars, rumors of wars, and natural disasters in abundance. Everywhere we turn, […]

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 […]

Ask And You Will Receive

Ask And You Will Receive

Do you ever find yourself thinking God has given you gifts that you’re not using? I know I have, especially over the last couple of years. I had this vision in my head of how and where God was calling me to share the ministry He has placed on my life. Only, it doesn’t really […]