Getting Off of the Treadmill

I am a runner. Well, I like to think that I am a runner. I love to do what I call running, on a treadmill. Running on the street is not my cup of tea. I have tried it, time and time again, and each time, I am quite certain that I am going to…

Seen and Unseen

A couple of summers back, my husband was teaching our youngest daughter nicknamed Bug, how to float. She was terrified to lay on her back and relax. Scott finally took her to the shallow end of the pool, by the steps, and got her to finally relax and let him hold her. As she laid…

Thirsty

I wanted to share a journal entry that washed over me a couple of days ago. My heart aches deeply for our thirsty earth and the parched souls searching desperately for something to satisfy the arid places within. Father, We have never been more thirsty for Your living water! We are searching for it in…

Unanswered Prayers

I think Garth Brooks sang it best, “Some of God’s greatest gifts, are unanswered prayers.” Many times I have prayed and prayed and begged others to join in me in prayer, praying every way that I’d been taught and to no avail. “I must be doing it wrong.” I would think to myself. I would…

Cardinals Fan

The day before Easter, I sat down to have my daily quiet time. Now quiet time, in my house, is rarely quiet. So, quiet time is a very relative term. This is the time my coffee is hot, I am snuggled under my blankets, and my books are in my lap, ready to be opened….

Label Makers

“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35 ESV After church today, my husband and I were discussing the sad reality that many Christians choose not to hang out with those who call themselves anything else. Many will say it isn’t so, but…

Focused on the Flesh

One of the darkest times of my life was sadly while I was on my journey to a better, healthier me. I remember a time, a couple of years ago, when I sat down to have my quiet time, the scripture reference was Romans 8:6. I opened up my Bible to see what it said….

Paper Cuts

“and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,” Ephesians 6:17 ESV

Unusual Peace

​And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 ESV Since deciding to go back to work, this incredible, indescribable peace has washed over me. Sunday, in church, my husband prayed over me as we took the communion elements. In the midst he…