A Whisper in Our Ears

Today I am determined to be quiet in my spirit and listen for a whisper. It won’t be easy, but I am determined. Did you ever notice how loud life can get? How noisy and demanding every day life can be? Schedules, appointments, decisions, deadlines, conflicts… Even when everything is going smoothly, it’s going at…

Parenting Goals

These are a few things that are top priorities in my parenting goals. #1 – I want to teach my children to pray. So many people, even those who claim to be Christians, simply fail to pray. It should be our first recourse not our last resort. I want my children to feel comfortable enough…

Dangers of Criticism

Lots on my heart this morning and I’ve been contemplating how very easy it is to make judgement calls on other lives while sitting and doing nothing ourselves. Here is what I mean. HUSH. Please just hush. Do not be so bold as to express your opinion on matters that you have no first hand…

Understand

“Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.” Luke 24:45 NIV That single verse has been spoken in prayer many times from my lips. ‘Open our minds so that we can understand’. This is from the passage in Luke that describes the events that occurred on the very first Emmaus Walk. It…

This Love – Such Glorious Love

I know I must write about the glorious love that led to this day, this day in between. Jesus has been crucified and has not yet risen from His grave. And yet, I find myself at a loss for adequate words to describe what I am feeling.  As I contemplate the evidence of such great…

Abandoning Your Comfort Zone

Recently, I have stepped out of my comfort zone by committing to new responsibilities which require learning new skills and doing things I have never or not done in a long, long while. And, I’ve been struggling. I’ve been anxious, apprehensive, and honestly, worried that I will experience an epic fail. I like to know…

The Day it Rained Tears

This morning I was the opening cashier at our local Winn-Dixie grocery store. This little part-time job has been a great experience for many reasons, one of which is my interaction with total strangers, unique individuals, almost always ready to share a bit of their day with me. It’s been like that all of my…

Someone’s Knocking at the Door

About that time… Have you been there before? Are you there now? When about that time, things start changing suddenly and you re-act rather than act? Who I really want to tell you about is Rhoda. She is found later in this same passage. But, before you can fully appreciate what she did and why…

Patience with Impatience

Are you ever impatient? I’ve been known to be mighty impatient at times; impatient with myself, impatient with others, mighty impatient. Part of it has to do with my intense personality. Part of it has to do with my extraordinarily busy schedule. But, the greater part is a matter of heart and attitude. This morning…

Resolutions

You may be surprised to know that this week, the very last week of ever year, right between Christmas and the New Year, is very important to me. I may even consider it my favorite week of the year. It is the week that I contemplate the year almost gone and consider the year about…

Hope Renewed

Unless you have experienced infertility, miscarriage, and the struggle of feeling your own body has betrayed you, you can’t fully comprehend the impact it has upon you. It is demoralizing, discouraging and can leave you feeling hopeless. Oh the prayers I prayed. Twenty-two years ago, a baby boy was born that would become the first…

ABCs of Adoption – part 2

Continuing my ABCs of Adoption in honor of November being National Adoption Month! Celebrate with me.  Today is the day we go the Dream Center downtown and minister to those who are there for food and fellowship. It’s always a blessing, but today was even more so.  One of our sons, Jeremiah, has a birthday…