All Creation

Have you ever been awed by God’s creation? Do you take time to consider all that He has and is currently creating? I had a day recently when I was stuck at home without a vehicle and no place to go. With no real reason to change out of my pajamas, I didn’t. Then with…

Readiness

  Sometimes I hear people say, “I’m SO not ready for kids.” Or they’ll say, “if you wait to have kids until you’re ready, you’ll never have them.” Whatever the version of that, it always has to do with our readiness. But that’s completely the wrong focus. People worry about getting to the place where…

Dog Chase

1 Peter 5:8 NASB “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” Yesterday I went for what I thought would be a typical run on one of my normal running routes. When I heard a dog bark, I didn’t think much…

Competition

I find it so easy to be competitive with others. In the silliest ways I can feel like life is a race and I’m falling behind. If someone has more kids, I think I’m behind them. Or if someone buys a house before me, or a bigger house than me, I feel I’m behind them….

Overcome

Revelation 12:11 “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.” I have been utterly in awe of this verse lately. It speaks of the end times and people who follow Christ being faced with death for such…

Being Different

After being slaves for 400 years in Egypt and wandering in the desert for 40 years, the Israelites then entered the promised land of Israel. Roughly 500 years after that, they asked for a king. I am amazed at the people’s main reason for wanting a king: so that they could be like other nations!…

Illness

    Whenever I get sick I feel like I am going to die. My mind goes straight to the worst case scenario without a second thought! When someone close to me is ill, I think they are going to die! Maybe I find some comfort in preparing for the worst and being overjoyed at something less….

Deliverance

Judges 3:8-9 NASB “Then the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, so that He sold them into the hands of Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia; and the sons of Israel served Cushan-rishathaim eight years. When the sons of Israel cried to the Lord, the Lorrd raised up a deliverer for the sons of Israel…

Remembering

I left Bible study recently just completely in awe of Who God is and of what He’d done in the ladies’ lives. I could hardly think of anything else on my drive home. My mind was fixed on what an awesome God we serve. It was so incredibly evident that what happened that night was…

Exalt the Lord

  In 2007, the Indianapolis Colts won the super bowl for the first time in over thirty years. Their coach, Tony Dungy, referenced the Lord and gave Him glory. He even said they won, “the Lord’s way.” In other words, they worked hard and trusted in God and didn’t take any shortcuts. They honored the…