His harvest in His time

Ah! Spring and warmer weather! How I enjoy watching the signs of spring to appear. Promise of more sunshine. Longer days. And it seems the long, gloomy days of winter are long gone. It also brings on the task of gardening. I became a fan of gardening when my youngest was in elementary school. He [...]

Do it anyway

I woke up that morning, after deciding at some point in the middle of the night that I was giving up. I had finally waved the white flag of defeat. On what, exactly? Prayer. Not all prayer. Just a specific one. As I sat in my favorite chair, I glanced down at my old, worn [...]

Still I know He is God

We will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge. Psalm 46:2-3, NLT One year. A lot can happen in one year. Schools can shut down virtually overnight. People you thought were solid, prove to be pretty [...]

Praises in the dead of night

I hadn't been there in a while. Netflix and a young boy who wouldn't leave my bed had kept me from using the space. Until for 3 straight nights I was woken a little past 2am. Trying desperately to get rid of all the thoughts flooding my brain. 2am. Then 3am. Then, this gentle whisper: [...]

When the storm rages anyway

I love thunderstorms. I love to sit on my porch and feel the wind. Smell the rain. Hear the boom of the thunder. I don't, however, like the storms that tend to rage in this life. Those that create fear. Cause chaos. Leave us wondering if we will get through. Asking God, "Lord, save us! [...]

Pray. Believe.

One of the toughest jobs I have ever had has been being a parent. While wildly rewarding, it can also be the most heartbreaking of tasks. I question my influence as a parent and a caretaker of many other kids daily. Some times multiple times a day. I question if they even listen. If the [...]

Just keep praying

"She called me 5 minutes before we were supposed to be there and said she changed her mind." This is the response received when asking for the outcome of a meeting I had to miss. But what no one knew was that 5 minutes before they were supposed to be in that room, someone was [...]

Pinky promises from God

"We will go tomorrow to get donuts. I promise." I said this to my little boy as he headed into the house. As he trickled in from school, and we then began the task of managing the afternoon and evening activities. Pinky promised that, yes, next time we would go. "Tonight we have a lot [...]

Stand up and walk

Stuck. Sometimes we just get stuck. I don't mean like in the mud, or in an elevator-although we can certainly feel at times that we are stuck and not going anywhere. Like everything else is passing us by. Like everyone else is being blessed, healed, whatever. And we are not moving at all. A man [...]