Your fear is lying to you

I remember the last time I got on a roller coaster before I declared them off-limits for me. I used to love them. The twisty, the better. So what made me stop? What made me walk around with this irrational fear of them? Nothing has ever happened to me on one. No known tragedy related [...]

Fear not

I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4 "I’m not sending the kids up, since you are asleep." This is what my husband had declared to me as he got the kids off to school. Part of the morning routine he has handled [...]

But with God…it’s all OK

Summer has for the past several years been a time for renewal. It has been a time to focus on relaxing, self-care, and spending time setting long forgotten priorities back into balance. For the past two years the beginning of summer has not began in a mode of peace, and I have had to really [...]

battling little boy giants

So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword.  1 Samuel 17:50 David and Goliath. One of my favorite Bible stories. Every time I read, tell, or hear this story I get excited. I am reminded of so many of God's truths. It is a reminder to [...]

Courage when things go bump in the night

"Don't be afraid," he said, "take courage, I am here." Matthew 14:27 Recently, we moved out of the house we had lived in for nine years. For those years we were comforted and secure inside its walls. We had time to get used to every noise. The environment around us. Every creek. Every dark corner. [...]

One Word-Perseverance

I like to think I have a way with words, with at least the written words that express my thoughts, my emotions, my desires. However, sometimes choosing just one word becomes a little more daunting. Last year I joined a group of women in an on-line bible study in which I participate in choosing one [...]