My arm covers my eyes as I flop down onto the bed. Hot tears coming sting as I struggle with failure. Again. A sliver of light sneaks under my arm, inviting me to lift my arm and look towards the brightness. Towards hope and fresh understanding. One of the hardest things we ever do… Read More
In this season of anticipation, I am reminded of Mary as she waited for Jesus’ arrival. She understood the season of waiting. The urgency, and yet the unknown, of an impending season. Yet I wonder…did she feel peaceful? Frazzled? Hopeful? Content?
Science suggests that our attention span is limited to a mere 8 seconds. I’d like to suggest that our world can be changed dramatically, in even less time than that.
Breathe deeply. Relax your shoulders. Tell me, how do you feel? Does anxiety force your hand to absentmindedly rub your temple? Perhaps anticipation for coming months fills you with distracted attention to the matters of the moment. Lately, frustration has tinged the sunrise of my days.
Do you know what a doxology is? It’s popularly sung as an old hymn, you might recognize the lyrics. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow…Praise Him all creatures here below… Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts… Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost…A-men The Bible says a doxology is simply a prayer of praise to… Read More
Attitudes can sure place us in uncomfortable situations. Pride is an especially influential and dangerous position to flaunt. It is sneaky, often disguising itself as right or the way it should be. A slippery slope.
It came with such earth-shaking momentum, that my knees shook with uncertainty. This second half of life, that clearly drew a divide into my life of before and after.
Would you like to try Bible Journaling, but need some help getting started? Here is one super simple way to create a page, that requires NO previous experience. (Check out my Bible Journaling Pinterest Board to see who inspires me!) Watercolors are a perfect medium for your journaling Bible. The colors can be vibrant… Read More
Have you ever struggled with desiring something just out of reach? In the book of Genesis, we are introduced to a woman who understood being dissatisfied with having plenty, yet wanting more. As the breeze tickled the tree leaves, green with possibility, Eve craved more. Consequences showed how bitter the illusion of “more” was. What… Read More