Ghostbusters? Your friends? Your family? Your credit card? Your bank? When life gets hard, whom do you call? When push comes to shove, whom do you rely on? When you are facing fears, whom do you trust? King David made his call ~ and it wasn’t to Ghostbusters! Check it out in Psalm 20: “Now … Read more Who You Gonna Call?
My boys both loved their blankets. Before Austin could talk, he would point to his blanket and say “boo.” As you can see in the picture, his blanket was blue and we were working on colors. “Boo” became the Erickson family nickname for those bedtime blankets. Years ago, I had my own “boo.” I felt that … Read more What’s Your Boo?
This week brought the seasons of life into full focus. I hit my knees to pray as a dear friend rushed her mom to the hospital. At the same time, I prayed over another dear friend as she practically skipped with joy to the hospital with her daughter, expecting a beautiful new life. One life might be at … Read more Seasons ~ ok . . . but Reasons?!
Oh how I wish I had known that we only had 3 years and 10 days with Austin! Yet, as I ponder what it would have been like to know our time was so short, my heart hurts with a still-present physical pain, and in my gut, all of my insides groan with anguish. As our younger son’s birthday approached and he counted the … Read more Wanna Kick the Bucket in 2017?
Get your mental “gloves” on. Fight back against those negative thoughts: stand on TRUTH in 2017. Recently, I was blessed to be the speaker at a women’s retreat in Arizona. The theme was “One True Voice,” and we focused on battling back those negative things we say to ourselves by listening for God’s voice and … Read more Fight Back in 2017
“I bet everyone else brought homemade treats to the party,” I thought as heaviness sat on my heart. I looked at my package of cookies, still in the ugly, plastic grocery store container, and I felt inadequate. “We don’t need to keep up with the neighbors, Kim,” he said as I felt overwhelmed. I didn’t … Read more Something Else Stinks at Christmas
Once when I was a teenager and had a friend visiting, my Mom stepped into the doorway of my room and said, “oh, I thought Lindsay was here. I heard you girls talking about her, so I assumed she must have joined you. Otherwise, you were just gossiping, which isn’t nice. So, unless you can … Read more What’s Really Ugly at Christmas?
As the election draws to an end, Christians have an opportunity to demonstrate what it looks like to follow Jesus. Whether your candidate wins or loses, others should hear grace, compassion, humility, and love when they inevitably bring up the election. Jesus said: “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My … Read more Your Job This Week…
Sometimes God’s Word needs no explanation or discussion, just eyes to see and ears to hear: “But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord, I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me. Make Your face … Read more Enough Said
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:4-7 … Read more Rejoice?! Now? Are You Kidding?