Trusting God
I Run To You

I Run To You

I Run To YouThe name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10 (ESV)It was a typical day. My son Arliss and his six year-old sister were watching a sing-along show while I prepared supper. Arliss had protested my choice of...

Mixed Feelings

Mixed Feelings

Mixed FeelingsAnd he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave...

A Supporting Role in a Perfect Plan

A Supporting Role in a Perfect Plan

A Supporting Role in a Perfect Plan"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)"She picked us!” exclaimed my then 4-year-old son as he leapt and twirled...

You Hear Me

You Hear Me

You Hear Me Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one.  Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her Luke 10:41-42 (ESV) I had one of those scripture moments...

Jumping on the Bandwagon

Jumping on the Bandwagon

Jumping on the Bandwagon Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me." Mark 8:34 (NIV) As you may have heard, the Superbowl is coming up and even...

A Safe Place

A Safe Place

A Safe Place God is our safe place and our strength.  He is always our help when we are in trouble. Psalms 46:1 (ESV) It started with a sweater. It was chilly that morning, and the sweater was harmless enough. Coral in color, zip up with a hood, from The Children’s...

Fully Convinced

Fully Convinced

A Change of Heart No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. Romans 4:20-21 (ESV) When I moved to a new state two years ago, I started...

A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV) Until I was twenty-four years old, I had only lived within a one-hour...

Lessons From a Hummingbird

Lessons From a Hummingbird

Lessons From a Hummingbird As summer is ending with the cooler breezes and colorful leaves approaching, I will miss seeing the regular presence of hummingbirds in my garden. And I will miss the daily reminders about transformation and rest. Therefore, if anyone is in...

The Sweetness of Slowing Down

The Sweetness of Slowing Down

The Sweetness of Slowing Downglanced at the clock while beating the eggs. Everything was on schedule for our summer brunch. The oven was pre-heated and dry ingredients sifted. I just needed to add the buttermilk, applesauce, and honey. I would set...

Experiencing the Ocean

Experiencing the Ocean

Experiencing the Oceanespite having regular access to my mother in law’s house in Fenwick Island, Delaware, my kids were far from beach babies. As small children, they steadfastly refused to dip even a toe into the salt water as it rushed onto the...

Opportunities to Trust

Opportunities to Trust

Opportunities to Trust We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an...

Where We Most Need To Be

Where We Most Need To Be

Where We Most Need To Be Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. 1 Peter 4:19 “In Jesus the places we don’t want to go are the places we most need to be. They connect us to the power of the...

No Good Thing Withheld

No Good Thing Withheld

No Good Thing Withheld For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. Psalms 84:11 few weeks ago, I saw a job posting for a position I thought would be perfect...

Tethered

Tethered

Tethered The terror you inspire and the pride of your heart have deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks, who occupy the heights of the hill, though you build your nest as high as the eagle’s, from there I will bring you down,” declares the Lord. ...

Asking the Right Questions

Asking the Right Questions

Asking The Right Questions Zechariah said to the angel, “How can I be sure this will happen? I’m an old man now, and my wife is also well along in years.” Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.” Luke 1: 18, 34 uring the...

If The Bones Are Good

If The Bones Are Good

If The Bones Are Good I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 ver walk by a glimmering make up counter…or a brand new luxurious home...

In Him

In Him

In Him For in him we live and move and exist.Acts 17:28a  Do you feel the pull? You are trying to stay rooted, yet your arms and legs are stretched in different directions. It could be the needs of your family. It could be job responsibilities....

Kept for Jesus Christ

Kept for Jesus Christ

Kept for Jesus Christ Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all...

Gray Night of the Soul

Gray Night of the Soul

Gray Night of the Soul I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33   Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “In a real dark night of the soul, it...

Each To His Own Home

Each To His Own Home

Each To His Own Home Behold an hour is coming, and has already come, for you to be scattered, each to his OWN HOME, and to leave Me alone; and yet I am not alone because the Father is with Me. These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the...