D.O.G. – Depend on God

My devotion time was led by Hyzer this morning…our 18 oz. grand-dog who spent the night. Opening my prayer time with a plea for God to speak and untangle the chaos in my heart and mind, I immediately heard the waking whines of Hyzer. And here’s what I heard from my Father. Want to hearContinue reading “D.O.G. – Depend on God”

Strong & Flexible

Have you ever been disappointed?  You expected to do something or get something that you never got?  You gave your best but things didn’t turn out as you hoped? Of course, you have.  Everyone knows the dismay of disappointment.  That’s why this Christian Character Trait matters so much.  It is a trait we need toContinue reading “Strong & Flexible”

Focused on Purpose

Whether we are riding a horse, driving a car or trying to get through the school year, the same truth applies: where your eyes are sets the course of your path. If we spend a lot of time looking at what we ‘can’t do’ or the things that we would rather do or all theContinue reading “Focused on Purpose”

Courage for Life!

Life is hard.  Suicide is NOT the answer. There are no easy answers and no short cuts to the clichéd idea of ‘a life worth living.’  The spate of suicides we’ve seen among the rich & famous scream out the emptiness of fame and fortune.  The devastating statistics on addiction declare a dead-end for escapingContinue reading “Courage for Life!”

Why won’t he listen to me?

Jump, Scooby, Jump! She’s four.  She’s been on a horse for about four hours in her life.  She knew what he could do.  She knew what she wanted to do.  She spoke clearly and told him so. Scooby, who loves jumping, ignored her.    Her voice became more insistent until the words were a plaintive plea:Continue reading “Why won’t he listen to me?”

Living Legacies!

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. Proverbs 25:2 Typically, the beautiful treasures of this life are found only through deep searching. Sometimes, though, the amazing grace of God reveals Truth in moments of mercy. Such glorious truths are never meant forContinue reading “Living Legacies!”

Let’s Look Like Jesus: Holy Fear

This series of articles, “Let’s Look Like Jesus” complement the perpetual prayer list for Christian Character. Holy Fear is actually the antidote to the horrible fear immobilizing so many in the world today.  Fear is a common part of our world; in fact, sometimes it seems fear makes the world go round. Proverbs 28:14 challenges usContinue reading “Let’s Look Like Jesus: Holy Fear”

Be a Hero Like Terri

Bible stories are not stories; they are history.  Every day we live, we write more history.  Stories of courage from Scripture are necessary for us to know…but sharing the stories of the faithful through the years has merit as well.  There are heroes of faith all around us.  One of my prayers with this littleContinue reading “Be a Hero Like Terri”

Faith Delivers. Fear Kills.

We know the story.  A dozen spies were sent into the Promised Land to check out what God had promised to give the Israelites.  Five-sixths (almost 85%) of the spies choked…they couldn’t believe the promise.  We are called to be different! The majority chose fear over faith and brought a negative report back to the people.  Anything not of faithContinue reading “Faith Delivers. Fear Kills.”