Have you ever found yourself in the middle of something you never thought you’d be going through? Never saw it coming… It’s what “2020” has been for many of us. We’re living in a time where there is a tremendous need for strength and courage to “keep on keeping on.” Challenging situations, unexpected circumstances, interesting… Read More 12.4.2020 – “How am I gonna get through this…?”
I wanted to share this music with you this morning…. As I sat down with the Lord this morning, and I put on this music, I felt such a tender closeness with Him—a sense of “togetherness” with Him…a warmth, a comfort, a peace…. a sense of relief. I’m so thankful to be able to come… Read More 11.23.2020 – He always plans on seeing us through!
I love this song by Josh Garrels… Wanted to share it on here this morning… because it soothed and encouraged me. In a time that many hearts are troubled…. Here is a song to remind us… to encourage and uplift us—a soothing “balm” for hearts in a time of much discouragement. So take heart—keep going,… Read More 11.20.2020 – “Don’t Be Afraid”
I love the stillness of the morning when it’s still dark out—knowing that the start of a glorious sunrise is only minutes away… ☀️✨ This morning as I was sitting here with my coffee, suddenly a sense of gratitude began to wash over me like a wave… 🌊💝 …a sense of overwhelming gratitude. 💖 And… Read More 11.17.2020 – “Gratitude will not only transform your day—it will transform your life…”
“And the word of the LORD came to me, asking, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” “I see a branch of an almond tree,” I replied. “You have observed correctly,” said the LORD, “for I am watching over My word to accomplish it.”—Jeremiah 1:11-12 Heavenly Father… 😊💖✨ I love how You help us to see. I love how You help us to see things closer, and closer, and closer… Read More 11.16.2020 – The Glorious Unveiling of His Heart and His Plans
The Heritage of the Righteous and the Calamity of the Wicked A Psalm of David. 37 Do not fret because of evildoers,Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,And wither as the green herb. 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.4 Delight yourself also… Read More 11.15.2020 – He’s pulling it all together…
I think it deeply pleases God when we ask Him things like, “Father? What do You think about this? What’s on Your heart? What are You thinking about? What are You dreaming about? What is Your desire, God?” What’s Your will for this situation that I’m seeing/going through/experiencing?” It must bring Him so much joy… Read More 11.14.2020 – “Lord, this ‘voice’…. how do You want me to use it?”
Jesus said, “This is war, and there is no neutral ground. If you’re not on my side, you’re the enemy; if you’re not helping, you’re making things worse.”—Matthew 12:30 The Message “Anyone who isn’t with me opposes me, and anyone who isn’t working with me is actually working against me.”—Matthew 12:30 NLT Make sure you… Read More 11.13.2020 – Whose side are you fighting on?
“You are near, O Lord,And all Your commandments are truth.”—Psalm 119:151 I’ll be honest… I had to really “push through” in order to write on here this morning. And I’m reflecting on this truth… That we can’t trust how we feel. We can’t trust how things seem or appear. We can’t trust all the thoughts… Read More 11.12.2020 – Solid, Steady and Strengthened in the Word
I’m realizing…. it’s sinking in…. …that when I decided to take God’s way, His path, His plan for my life… I can’t expect for things to go exactly as I’d like them to go, in the moment. I can’t expect for things to go as I’d prefer them to go, in the moment. Because you… Read More 11.11.2020 – Learning to let go of “my way”….
Have you ever had a thought—a sudden “story in your head” of how something seems to be, and based on the story in your head, you react in a way that you later regret…because of that story you believed to be true? And you realize… that you believed a “story in your head” that wasn’t… Read More 11.10.2020 – The Story in My Head
“Father, what’s Your will in this situation? What’s Your way? Because knowing You, and knowing me… I know that Your will and Your way is going to be so much better than what I prefer. 💝 Many times Your will is beyond what I can see and understand… But I know Your will and Your… Read More 11.9.2020 – Thy will, Thy way…
God has this way of allowing us to make certain kinds of mistakes… And then there are the “almost mistakes” He so miraculously puts a stop to before we mess up our lives “real good”… He so powerfully intervenes. He doesn’t let it happen. ☀️ He’s faithful to help us with our steps. He saves… Read More 11.6.2020 – Mistakes and “Almost Mistakes”
“A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect—life in its fullness until you overflow!”—John 10:10 The Passion Translation I love this passage… and this morning, as I thought of what’s happening in the world around us right now,… Read More 11.4.2020 – Our enemy comes to “steal, kill, and destroy”… but God…
God so joyously works behind the scenes…. it’s like I can almost imagine the kind of smile He would have on His face… I can just imagine His knowing of what He has planned to do—such glorious plans—still so many secrets and surprises up His sleeves… and He has fashioned His plans in the most… Read More 11.2.2020 – “I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine.”
This morning, I’m reminded again, and in an even deeper way, that we are created to be “children of light”… Here we are, on a “dark day” of the year—it’s Halloween… and on top of that, it’s “2020“…. AND our power is out—it’s been out the last couple of days. It’s a “dark” time… And… Read More 10.31.2020 – We are Children of Light