Remember that song, “Don’t worry, be happy?” It was a catchy tune, but it didn’t provide much to help us stop worrying. Jesus, however, told us exactly how to stop worrying. Apparently, 2000+ years ago, people also worried. Jesus didn’t sing a jingle. Instead, He said this: “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried … Read more No Worries ~ Be Happy
The last time we “talked” I was sitting alone in the desert, asking God how I should explain what happens when we read our Bibles (see Monday’s post “Why Should I Read Something That Is 2000 Years Old?!”). As I sat under the hot Arizona sun, God answered… As I sat in utter astonishment, wondering … Read more And God Answered…Purposeful, Personal, Powerful
Is your Bible as dusty as this one? Do you even own a Bible that you read? I didn’t. I never read the Bible until after Austin died. I never believed it was written for me. I never believed it could apply to my life or be useful to me. When Austin died, I started searching … Read more Why Read Something That’s 2000 Years Old?!
In the quiet stillness of dawn, I sat on a bench. My breath blew puffs of steam over my coffee. The sky was red as the birds sang in the morning. Every now and then something would stir in the lake and ripple the water. As I prayed, divine peace settled over me like the blanket … Read more Do You See Me? He whispered
This is what got me out of bed this morning… Well, Jesus didn’t actually ring my doorbell, but this was the scene that popped into my head after I hit the snooze button (tempted to skip my prayer/Bible time). Would I roll over and ignore Him if Jesus really did ring my doorbell in the … Read more Ding Dong ~ Mom, Jesus is Here
With January over, and all our ridiculous resolutions out of the way, let’s get ready to tackle the rest of the year. Have you heard of choosing one word to guide your life for the upcoming year? The idea is to ditch the unrealistic resolutions we typically set at the new year, and instead, choose one … Read more What’s YOUR Word for 2016?
Sometimes life throws us into the “abode of silence.” When unexplainable things happen, it can feel like you are all alone. As a grieving mom, I have come to accept these hours or days when losing Austin is simply too much to bear. There are days when my soul feels like this picture – dark, silent, alone … Read more Is Your Soul in the “Abode of Silence”?
Did you play the lottery in this historic $900 million drawing? We sure did. It was fun to sit with my husband and pick some numbers to enter into the drawing. As we drew numbers between us, I was wondering how many times the Bible mentioned the casting of lots. I was struck by how this lottery craze … Read more Life Changed by the Lottery?
We were traveling through farm country when these huge windmills popped up on the horizon. As we drew closer, we realized that the windmills were HUGE! The windmills, along with the vast open fields rolling with corn, made me feel small. Very small. God also felt big. Very big ~ and a bit a far … Read more Who Listens to Tiny, Insignificant You?
This is the scene that welcomes you when you enter my home … shoes, towels, flip flops, umbrellas. It is a place to kick your shoes off as you arrive home, hang your towel from the beach, and get ready to relax at home. Aaaahhh…home. It may be messy, but it prepares your heart to … Read more Check Your Attitude At The Door?