Fear

Fear

Fear is an insidious thing. Sometimes it can be subtle, creeping up on us unawares. Or it can be an ‘in-your-face’ experience, something frightening we’ve faced and somehow never seem to be able to forget. Or, it can be completely senseless, based on nothing more than our fanciful minds.  “For God has not given us […]

5 Unforgettable Hours

5 Unforgettable Hours

I just said goodbye to someone.  We knew for a few days that he was at death’s door.  I’ve lived long enough to know that there are times when death is harsh and ugly.  I’ve also experienced times when I’ve felt the Holy Spirit’s presence in the circumstances and He makes it a special time […]

My Words Sound Better …

My Words Sound Better …

… because I’m the world’s worst conversationalist. True, unfortunately. As a teen in the 1950’s — remember the TV show Happy Days (1974-1984)? You know, Fonzie and the gang? Well, they really nailed those day’s. Cashmere sweaters, saddle-shoes, duck-tail haircuts, leather jackets, rolled-up sleeves and rolled-down socks, poodle skirts and crinolines  … Only that wasn’t my scene. […]

Yes, But…

Yes, But…

Sometimes the path ahead looks too steep or uncertain to continue. We all face fears, doubts, worries, regrets. We may be facing obstacles that seem too big, trying to overcome mistakes that seem too costly, or dealing with people who seem impossible to please. Whatever the situation, these two little words can help: Yes, but… […]

Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

I’m doing a Bible study and something struck out at me when we were studying in Matthew 14 28-33. Here’s what it says. 28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward […]

Just Sit

Just Sit

Earlier this week I was talking to some writer friends about my first zipline experience and the post I wrote for my blog about the lessons God taught me. Thought I’d share a few today.   In 2015, we were blessed to take part in a mission trip to Belize. Most of our ministering took place […]

Taking the Plunge Against Fear

Taking the Plunge Against Fear

Years ago, my husband and sons talked me into taking diving lessons. This wasn’t my first choice of a hobby. My mother had almost drowned when she was a teenager and her fear of the water had been translated to me. She was so cautious watching my brothers and I she would hardly let us […]

When We Feel Overwhelmed

When We Feel Overwhelmed

Sometimes we find ourselves facing challenges that seem impossibly large. When I entered the empty nest phase of life, I asked God to show me where he wanted me to give my time now that I was no longer volunteering at school. One of the opportunities that soon came knocking was a plea for help […]

God Is Still in Control

God Is Still in Control

I hear mumbling, questioning, and uncertainty when individuals discuss the new administration taking residence at the White House and the violence happening around us; wherever you live. It is not segregated to the inner city, as many proclaim – violence, murder, assaults, thefts, and much more is occurring in the suburbs, churches, businesses, and banks. […]

How Do We Handle Change?

How Do We Handle Change?

Things have changed in my life. That’s no surprise, since they have in yours as well. There isn’t a person on the planet who isn’t affected by change of some kind, whether radical or gradual. Some changes are forced upon us and can be difficult to handle. Loved ones leave us, and our lives must […]

The God Who Sees Me

The God Who Sees Me

Have you ever found yourself going through a difficult season where you begin to doubt whether God sees you? In the darkness of your situation you find it hard to believe that there is actually a God watching over you and has compassion about your situation? In our season of pain it can be difficult […]

Evil Can’t Touch Me

Evil Can’t Touch Me

In an era of global terrorism, and with our neighborhoods overrun with drugs and crime, the title for this post appears naïve, foolish, even idiotic. But remember Job? He said the same thing. Job, the man who lost everything except his wife and his life, agreed with his friends that evil couldn’t touch him. Evil […]

The Fear Of The Lord

The Fear Of The Lord

I started doing a Bible Study this week on Wisdom. It’s with a big ministry. Somethings have stood out to me, that I’ve not seen or thought about before. Crazy, how God does that, right? We at times may want to think we have wisdom and know more than we do.  Sometimes we do and sometimes we don’t. […]

Proactive Living

Proactive Living

Looking back, I realize how unintentional many of my choices have been.  I thought that my options in life were limited to, “yes, I’ll do this” or “no, I don’t want to do this”.   There were times when I didn’t consider the third option, “what’s ahead for me if I do or don’t do […]

I’m Telling Daddy

I’m Telling Daddy

I remember my brother who is two years older than me picking on me when we were little, probably because I wanted to follow him around. He would shove me and tell me to get in the house when I was spying on him or pinch me when I got sassy. I always shouted, “I’m […]

Foolish Fears

Foolish Fears

My daughter is terrified of sunflowers. Not just the ones that grow wild and tall on the plains and have centers that contain hundreds of seeds that could possibly be mistaken for insects. I’m talking about any sunflowers.  Literally. One time when we were traveling together, we stopped at a convenience store to use the […]

Choosing Joy

Choosing Joy

It’s dark. Clouds are gathering overhead. There’s a storm brewing, and not just a natural one. No, there’s a war about to take place. The men of Rohan, elves, one dwarf, and Aragorn stand for battle.  Below them, Uruk-hai, ten thousand strong, have forged together to destroy the race of man. “Your friends are with […]

He is Our Sufficiency

He is Our Sufficiency

Not that we are sufficiently qualified in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency and qualifications come from God. 2 Corinthians 3:5, AMP I admit I am a fear fighter. I get excited about visionary projects and then just at the threshold of launching them forward, I stand like a horse […]