Step outside or look out your window. Look up. What do you see? Big, isn’t it? I mean how do you describe sky? It fills as far as you can see, but if you travel 5 or 1,000 miles there is still MORE. What about this amazing planet that is wrapped by the un-ending sky? … More Your “super-sized” portion
You know when it’s cloudy and you feel a heaviness because you can’t see or feel the sunlight? That’s a literal picture what grieving over “what-ifs” does within us. That was my discovery this evening. Not long after my acupuncture appointment started tonight I asked my acupuncturist what it was he was addressing and he … More Grieving over “what-ifs”
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
I’m struggling. You may get tired of hearing this, but trust me no more tired than I am of living it. However, I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. At least I have yet to find anyone in my world who doesn’t have some sort of struggle going on in their life. How about you? In … More Pursue, Overtake, Recover All
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
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?
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?