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Rooted

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream,…

The New Year’s Resolution I Want Most Not To Drop

Another year has come and gone.   Midnight came, the ball dropped, and 2017 went the way of yesterday.  2017 was a quiet year for my little family, a resting, healing,…

Don’t Wait for Tomorrow What You Can Settle Today

It’s been a while since I last wrote, I admit.  In the time between Winter ending and Spring beginning I have taken extra moments to rest.  In these moments I…

Prayer

“Have you prayed lately”? This was a question a dear friend asked me quite a long time ago and it has resonated with me ever since.  When the question was…

I Want a Faith Like That

Day in and day out there is much to take in.  There are beautiful days.  The kind of days when faith comes in an easy swagger to an effortless walk…

Perspective

To Gain Perspective, Sometimes You Just Need to Step Back

It’s been nearly a year now. For most of March and April last year I was living in a world centered around packed suitcases, car trips, and hospital visits.  One…

Ocean Deep

Have you been there?  That feeling of being completely overtaken by something too large to wrap your head around?  Have you stared out into the unknown only to be met…

Sifting

“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you…

The White House

Nearly three years ago I received a random e-mail, “What do you think?”  In the e-mail was a picture attached of a little white house with black shutters and a…

It Is Well

Outside snow is finally beginning to fall.  It’s the middle of December but amazingly for most of the week it’s been warm enough to crack windows open and break out…

The Game Changer

I’m just going to come right out and say it.  I’m tired.  Really tired.  It’s no secret that our little family has been in transition since the week before Christmas. …

Have You Been Praying Starved, Underwhelming Prayers?

Confession time:  I just killed off a slice of peach pie large enough for two.  Yep.  I wish I could say I stopped there.  I also may have had a…

Are You in Need of a Little Hope Today? There is an Endless Source for it.

Spring is on the horizon.  Everywhere I look life is beginning to awaken.  Trees are budding, plants are pushing past the dead and the dirt to reveal the beautiful glimpse…

Heads Up!

Happy Monday everyone!  This is just a quick little head’s up to say this week is going to be a busy week on the blog.  I have to apologize in…

The Father-Heart in “No”

Jesus was God walking with skin on. All the power and authority of God was also wrapped up in His son, but rather than exercising His own will and power to save, Jesus walked and acted in humble submission, fully trusting the will and heart of His father God.