All By Myself…

I like to think I can pretty much do anything I try, by myself.  I don’t need help to open jars or get on ladders.  I can do it myself.  I like to think that I am helpful to others, but that I don’t need help.  I like to think I have it all together….

You are NOT Alone

Are you having difficulty conceiving a child?  Are you struggling with grief, isolation, and pain?  Is your faith being shaken?  Well sister, here is a place for you to come. I am writing this blog in the middle of my journey.  I call it the middle because I although God has blessed my husband and…

Got Floss?

Confession time again. Dental health workers please do not hold this against me. I am not an example for dental health practices. Do not try this at home. I do not floss. I hate to floss. I promise I have tried. I find it time-consuming and uncomfortable. Instead of flossing, I have found that mouth…

Son-glasses…

Envision a bright, sunny, winter day.  Snow is on the ground, and the sun creates a magnificently brilliant, and blinding glare.  That is the day this idea came to me.  I was walking between classes at college, without my sunglasses on, and God seemed to tell me.  “The reason you can’t look at My holiness,…

Confidence…

I am treading uncharted waters.  I have felt God’s call on my life for years, but have not known which direction this call would lead.  In the past I have thought it would lead me down certain paths, only to discover I was WRONG!  I have waited and prayed for God’s direction.  Now I know…

Mittens in Summer

I have yet to understand marketing and why mittens were available in the summer.  It was the end of July and I was out clothes shopping for some kiddos I love. One of my sweet blessings noticed the most awesome pair of fuzzy mittens she had ever seen. She just HAD to have them. Since…

Dressing Rooms

I have a confession. I don’t like shopping for clothes. In fact if I could afford a personal shopper who was my exact size and shape, so I never had to step into a dressing room again, I would be a happy woman. I realize this may seem strange since I am a female, but it…

If MY People…

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to see the fault in other people?  She is just too demanding, he is needy.  If only she didn’t gossip (unfortunately we often gossip when we make this comment).  They drink too much, wear the wrong clothes.  Those people are not following God.  They should get their…

Comparing

Must be nice….. She seems to have it all together. Why am I stuck doing _____ and he gets to do something I have been wanting to do for a long time? Why does everything seem to come easy to them and we have to struggle? Sound familiar? Can you think of a time in…

Water

I just got back from vacation in Jackson Hole, WY. Let me tell you it was beautiful and cool and we hiked until our seven-year old thought her feet may fall off. The thing about Jackson Hole is that it is about a mile above sea water and it has NO humidity. In fact it…

God is Good…

I prayed that God would use a difficult time in my life to glorify Him.  I didn’t want to go through all that YUCK and PAIN for nothing.  So I prayed He would use it.  I never imagined where that prayer would take me, but let me tell you, I am AMAZED and HUMBLED by…

My WAY!

I love to get my way. I always have. Once when I was in elementary school, I brought home a paper with a word misspelled on it. My mom tried to help me learn and pointed out my mistake.  However, I insisted that I spelled it right, that I copied it straight from the board…

Focus…

Focus changes lots of things.  When you focus on one part of this optical illusion you see the young woman, but change your focus and an old woman appears.  When you lose your focus during a competition, you lose.  You don’t get a job done or you fail the test if you can’t stay focused….

His Story!

So the Bible Study I have been attending and enjoying and growing in is taking a break for the summer.  Today we listened/watched to Iva May on a DVD tell God’s story in about 45 minutes.  Her blog is ivamaystories.blogspot.com I was in awe of God’s design of the world, His constant pointing to and…

Battle of the Mind

Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is deceitful and beyond cure. Who can understand it?”  How painfully true this statement often is in my life.  Have you ever known in your head something to be true or logical, but your heart kept telling you different.  It is like when you were a kid and you started…

Asking…

Have you ever been surprised at what God does when you actually ask Him?  Sometimes we Christians walk through life acting like, this is something I can handle or do on my own.  I’ll ask God when it is something big or I get into a crunch, but really He isn’t that interested in the…

Josiah

So at Bible Study we read and discussed the account of king Josiah from 2 Chronicles 34. He was a whopping eight years old when he became king. I can imagine the people who were behind getting him to the throne at such a young age. We know nothing of their intentions or who helped…

Two Servants…

So my last post was on Naaman his account is in 2 Kings 5, but his account has other people in it.  Namely two servants.  The first one is a young girl.  She was kidnapped from her homeland, Israel, during a raid and brought to Naaman’s house to serve his wife.  We don’t know her…

Naaman

Have you ever thought, “God, You want ME to do THAT?!  I mean seriously, God isn’t there something bigger, greater, better for me to do?  You really mean for those other people to do that, not me.  I’m in management.”  How often have you walked away from an opportunity God has placed before you because…

Perfection…My Enemy

Francesca Battistelli has a song entitled Free to be Me in which a portion of the chorus says, “Perfection is my enemy.”  Oh how true it is that perfection is my enemy.  I convince myself that perfection is good.  Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for…

Good Friday…

Today is the day we Christians are to remember Jesus’ death.  Just typing those words makes my heart sink.  My sinful self would prefer to skip the death part, skip the pain and suffering, and move on to the glorious resurrection.  Isn’t that how we go about life?  God bless me, but don’t force me…

That Day

Here is a poem I wrote dated 6-20-2002 That Day You cried for me that day. You cried for my waywardness. You cried for my pain. You thought of me and You cried. You prayed for me that day. You prayed for strength. You prayed against temptation. You thought of me and You prayed. You…

The Budding Staff…

I already mentioned about Israel’s rebellion in Numbers 16.  When three men raised up a rebellion against God’s leaders.  Not only did God allow the earth to swallow them alive, but 250 more were killed with fire from heaven.  Then the next day 14,700 people died from a plague when they accused Moses and Aaron…

You did it…AGAIN.

So my seven year old has a new mantra…”I hate sin and I wish I never sinned.”  I try to assure her that I feel the same way, but God continues to forgive.  Isn’t that amazing?  That even though we mess up over and over.  Many times in the exact same way, He forgives us!!!…

Rebellion, Not again…

So why am I thinking about rebellion?  Those pesky stiff-necked Israelites did it again…Not long before Miriam and Aaron were speaking out against their brother, Moses.  The Israelites have already accused Moses for bringing them to the desert to die or not feeding them the right food or there is no water…Now in Numbers 16,…

What am I for?

I have been reading in Leviticus and Exodus lately as I mentioned in an earlier post and I was struck by how God gifted an appointed people to do certain things.  He mentioned to Moses by name men capable of doing the gold and weaving work to make the Tabernacle and the ark of the…

Oh Job…

So January found me reading Job.  I have to say that Job is a difficult book for me to wade through.  For one, the idea that God points out someone who is serving Him to Satan and says have you considered Job.  Makes me cringe a little.  Ok, it also makes me a bit excited….

Holiness and me…

So I have been thinking about this whole holiness thing.  God tells us to, “….be holy to me because I, the LORD, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.” (Lev. 20:26)  So holiness…Most of us think of holiness as a state of perfection.  We NEVER do ANYTHING wrong….

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