Struggles? Concerns? HOPE!

Just a short note this morning from the hope I found in Scripture this morning.  Hope in the Bible means confident expectation for good. The struggle in your face?   God’s got it.  Just like Joseph, we need to remember that evil is turned upside down in God’s hands! (Genesis 50) Our task?   RespondContinue reading “Struggles? Concerns? HOPE!”

More than what you see…

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  Hebrews 11:1 What we don’t see matters more than what is glaringly obvious.  Battling weight issues has taught me much over the years.  Made in the image of God, we human beings have three parts as well:  body, soul andContinue reading “More than what you see…”

Chosen Parents

This is actually a piece I did some years ago for another venue.  Sharing today because parenting has been the topic in a number of interactions.  And sharing with thankfulness that God chose us to be the parents of our precious kids.  Sorry, guys…but trust God has a plan :)!  We love you! You areContinue reading “Chosen Parents”

Ever feel like ‘Nothing is quite enough?’

Do you have a situation–or a person–in your life who makes you face the ugly feeling of being ‘not enough.’  Maybe that feeling comes from your own view of yourself:  you simply can’t rise up to loving yourself.  Maybe it is something that you care desperately about–something you want to fix or do–but it is outContinue reading “Ever feel like ‘Nothing is quite enough?’”

Sun will Rise!

Some days the hurts of the world–and the sin that causes those hurts–darkens my view of God.  This morning was one of those days.  That is always a time to chase God hard. There is so much joy in simply taking the time to seek the face of God.  He faithfully reveals what blocks ourContinue reading “Sun will Rise!”

Light Over-rides the Dark

Reality includes ugly, hard truths.  Mistakes, evil and hardship touch every aspect of every life.  But contrast creates beauty…and against the backdrop of darkness, glory shines!  I am always looking for stories that illustrate such Truths of God.   Recently, I saw such a story at a local state park. Every story, whether that of aContinue reading “Light Over-rides the Dark”

The Key to a GREAT LIFE!

Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?  One thing that assures a life of security, bounty and fruitfulness.  I believe it is true, and I am in good company.  Look at what Solomon–the wisest man who ever lived said after his various attempts at figuring out life: Let us hear the conclusion of theContinue reading “The Key to a GREAT LIFE!”

Joy in the Journey

I’ve been talking about it for weeks!  The Spiritual Journaling book–that morphed into more.  I am so excited to say: It is almost ready for release.  The files are submitted for review. Joy in the Journey: Tools for Spiritual Growth: Journaling & More The promises of a life of faith are full and enticing. YetContinue reading “Joy in the Journey”