***Word of the Week*** The word of the week is the “to be” verb. As you have probably noticed, I am a woman of many favorites. So, it only seems reasonable that I would have a favorite word. That word is “to be”. Full disclosure, my love language is time. I greatly value presence. Hearing […]Read more "To Be"
The world defines peace as the absence of troubles or problems. Basically, it is avoiding unpleasant situations. The world’s peace is situational. The peace Christ gives is quite different. It provides for us the absence of fear and anxiety. The peace of Jesus seeks the highest good for our lives. It is rooted in our […]Read more "Perfect Peace"
As I wondered through Oldtown yesterday I saw a family with young children. They ran in and out of the stores purchasing items and food for their children in a very rushed unhappy manor. They stopped at the playground and they set a timer for 2 minutes. In the toy store they allowed 5 minutes […]Read more "Childhood"
Yesterday, I was listening to an album of hymns sung by Alabama. As I sang along to “Because He Lives” it struck me. That’s it! ”Because He lives, I can face tomorrow Because He lives, all fear is gone Because I know He holds the future And life is worth the living, just because He […]Read more "Because He Lives"
To me, this is one of the most beautiful love notes ever written, and the love of God for the human race the most amazing love story ever recorded! I am awed by the intimacy, as God describes His love for us. He knows each one of us. He addresses us by name. He refers […]Read more "Loved"
Happy Friday friends! It is easy in the days we live in to get caught up in the “what ifs”. Whether it be in the area of politics, health, economics, or relationships…we can rapidly descend into anxiety and fear. We feel with enough effort we can control them. Yet, they take our eyes off of […]Read more "What If?"
Since I was a very young child, I have been in awe of the world around me. I find the rocks, rivers, moon, mountains, animals, and stars are mesmerizing and beautiful. I am drawn to creation because in it I see the attributes of my Heavenly Father. As I gaze upon His work, I am […]Read more "Nothing Too Difficult"
Do you realize that as a child of God you have already defeated this world? Nothing this life can throw at you can take away the victory you have in Christ Jesus. No evil. No disease. No person. Not even Satan himself. Nothing! This verse reminds us that God has overcome the world. Not might. […]Read more "Overcome"
Jesus invites us to “come to Him” at the point of our salvation…and continually in this life. He promises us rest. This rest and peace is not like what the world gives. Rather, a deep spiritual rest for the soul. We can rest in His: faithfulness, unconditional love, power, promises, and blood which bought us […]Read more "Come"
As a mother of 4 children, I have bandaged a lot of owies. Some of the wounds large, and others almost invisible. I have noticed that there is a tenderness and a closeness that is necessary, to properly treat a wound. A delicate, caring touch is required. A heart of empathy. A gentleness in applying […]Read more "Wounds"