How much more?

How much more God? How much more do you want me to take? As I struggle daily with actually carrying out what He has asked me to do, I wrestle frequently with wanting desperately to just give up. Asking Him to just send someone else, because surely I must not be it. As I sit [...]

Move, girl!

Hmmmmm......looks like they finally moved that thing. How many times did I ask for that very same thing to be done? Wow! Really? I put that request in years ago, and now it's finally important to someone? This is how it begins. A blast into the past. Recounting all the hurdles I had to jump. [...]

One Word: Surrender

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing. Isaiah 43:18-19 Oh, the promise of the New Year. A chance to make changes. Try something new. Correct all that was wrong with the past year. Time to make a list of new goals, most of which will be [...]

He Is There…Do You Believe It?

“I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” This is the message that was posted on the projects that our children worked on this weekend during VBS, and it’s the verse from Matthew 28:20 that was the focus of two short nights. As God prepared my heart each nightly service, I [...]

Rejoicing for Unanswered Prayers

"Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7 A few weeks ago we took a family trip to the National Aquarium-one of the trips we had promised our shark lover for some [...]

Ditching Our Best Laid Plans

 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6 I am a planner. I plan weekly menus and grocery trips. I plan vacations and day trips months in advance. I prefer [...]

His Will, Not Mine

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him. Psalm 127:3 I remember the day like it was yesterday. I had just found out the news. I remember thinking to myself- How could this be? This was not part of the plan! This can't be right! Two lines? Yep, there are [...]