Anyone watched or read “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens this Christmas season? Jacob Marley’s warning to Ebenezer Scrooge has taken on new meaning for me. I had my own dream about this huge “muffin-top” I was carrying about my waist. All this extra skin I was carrying around as if I had lost a … More Tis a great and ponderous chain
Sound good to you? It does me. That’s why I was so surprised to hear this phrase during a teaching on fasting. Wes Hall from International House of Prayer was addressing our congregation a couple of weeks ago right before the week of a corporate fast. Now to be honest, this fast had crept up … More Positioning yourself to receive
Yesterday was a rough day. Allergy migraine. ‘Nuff said. In the midst of yesterday’s pain, God sent me a rainbow through a blogging friend without her even knowing how God was using her. At the moment I saw it, I felt this thrill of joy and hope even in the midst of the pain and … More My rainbow shield
I’m stuck. I’ve recently discovered that my expectation about my health was to be disappointed. You may have noticed I haven’t been posting for a few weeks. There was this “catch” somewhere in the part of my soul that is hard to describe that if I hope for physical healing I am going to be … More Hope that does not disappoint
Color me surprised this week to find out my “fuel” was anger. Talk about a secret to keep from yourself! I was supposed to feel good this week. The prior week I’d taken my first staycation. Never done that before. All my adult life I have “saved” my vacation days for unplanned trips back to Canada … More What’s your fuel?
Could the “safety” of the familiar be stealing the “more” God has for you? “More” as in exceedingly, abundantly above anything you could even dare to dream to ask? (Eph 3:20) I’ve recently been confronted with that choice. “What if” feels pretty scary when there is no going back if you take the risk of … More What are you missing?
My perspective earlier in the week: My perspective now: A bit of a change 🙂 I was walking Thursday morning trying to absorb the wisdom my husband had been sharing with me the night before when I had basically “lost it”. A combination of feeling physically awful combined with distressing news about a family member … More Perspective is reality; choose wisely
I have choices to make. Hope doesn’t feel real to me right now – just being honest. This whole transparency thing is taking a lot more courage than I even imagined it would. It’s hard for me to write because I don’t want to let anyone down. But then I realized, if I can’t be … More When the hits keep on coming
This morning I’m sitting next to my best friend in church and she asks me how I am. Why does that feel like such a scary question?? Because I don’t like the answer. There is no sense in saying “I’m fine” because our relationship gives a whole new meaning to transparent. It’s like God has … More Beware of the measuring stick
Big question. Important answer. If I may, I’d like to thank our respective intellects for how hard they work at trying to figure everything out for us, sorting through all the input that we experience and trying to connect the dots so that we can rest easy. Our intellects work very hard; but right now … More Does God really love me if I am chronically ill?