You are invited to join me for 30 days of joyful gratitude. November is a time to pause, reflect, and give thanks for all of our blessings! Last year I decided to keep a gratitude journal, and I discovered if I was in a hurry, I would write down the first ten things that popped into my mind. As I looked back through my journal, I realized I was writing the same thing over and over … [Read more...] about 30 Days of Joyful Gratitude
When life doesn't make sense, and you cannot fix it, what can you do? Today, we woke up to the horrifying news of what happened in Los Vegas. As we try and wrap our minds around this tragedy, we want to offer solutions on how to prevent this from happening ever again. Right now, the people of Los Vegas, need our prayers and our support, they do not need us arguing about solutions. Lives … [Read more...] about When life doesn’t make sense and you cannot fix it.
Do you struggle with guilt and shame? Darkness swirls around you as you hear Satan wickedly whisper words of doubt in your ear, "Are you sure God has forgiven you?" Gleefully he begins to remind you of your sins and failures. Despair begins to wrap its ugly tentacles around your mind and attempts to choke out the truth; you are forgiven. Feelings of shame and guilt become a burden too heavy … [Read more...] about Do you struggle with guilt and shame?
I've been working out the details for the September Bible Study plan. Whispers of Peace from God's Word to our heart. Where do we turn when our world has turned upside down? When life is hard, what do we? 1 "I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot be moved; he … [Read more...] about September Bible Study Plan
Fear and worry like to wiggle into my mind and take my thoughts captive. Have you ever noticed how one negative thought can multiply into your worst nightmare? Sleep becomes elusive, and your rational thinking and common sense have left the premises. Looking at me, my son asks if he can take the car and his younger brother fishing. He has just received his driver's license. Panic grabs hold of … [Read more...] about Finding peace in God’s presence when worry and fear try to rule your thoughts
If you have been following along with the Psalm reading plan for the summer, today we are looking at Psalm 27. Every single word of it is pure gold. I want us to focus on the last verse. "Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!" The following is a time in my life when waiting was agonizingly painful. In the early morning hours before the pink glow of … [Read more...] about How do you wait in the difficult moments of your life?