I recently received a comment from someone feeling absolutely spiritually exhausted. I read their thoughts and it brought hot stinging tears to my eyes and it made my heart hurt. I think what surprised me the most was a comment asking, “How do you stay positive? Praising God seems to come naturally for you, why … More Lighthouse
When I was in 2nd grade, I had a crazy teacher. I mean really crazy. She had a hot temper and no skill with kids. I still remember her unhinged screaming while her eyes were huge and her finger was waving in a kid’s face. She would tell our class we weren’t gonna pass 2nd … More Talent Scouts
1st Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. When I was a kid, we had 10 acres out in the country in Odessa, Missouri. In the early years of my life, our house was heated during cold Missouri winters, by a wood burning stove … More The Be Attitudes of Gratitude
“If God is real, then why does he let bad things happen? Why doesn’t he stop it? Why do bad things happen to good people?” I face this question often. I’m okay with that. At one time or another, I have asked myself the same questions that I face. I have mourned the loss of … More Your mission…if you choose to accept it
I was listening to a friend of mine talk yesterday. She was talking about a great burden she carries in her life. It had brought her down and through some very dark times. This burden couldn’t be remedied by any power within her. She had talked to a counselor about the difficulty and he asked … More Blessed by The Best
My 11 month old nephew was here yesterday. He makes me feel like a million bucks when he reaches for me. I look down at him and my heart melts. Every time he needs something, his little arms go up and out and he begs to be held. When he is unsettled, afraid, hurt, lonely, … More Live and “On Air.”
Here is a family pic. I’m on the left, that’s my hardworking husband on the right. Okay okay…not really. Sometimes it does feel like this though… Psalms 113:7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; Well…that’s real good news! I am in some dung. I had … More The dung hill.
My husband sent me a couple of quotes from a guest speaker he heard at a conference yesterday. The speaker was a man named Jason Schechterle. He was a police officer who survived a horrific crash about 17 years ago. He was severely burned over more than 40% of his body. Jason has an incredibly … More What on earth are you doing…for Heaven’s sake?!
I have a, “What if,” rabbit hole that I fall into sometimes. I fall down that rabbit hole when I start worrying about things I can’t control but for some reason can’t let go of. I feel like most days I feel peace, but inevitably a day sneaks up on me when all the worries … More Alice in Worryland
Humility is the superhighway to God’s heart. Humility is the vein within the stories that encourage my faith the most. Let me explain. Peter’s shame in sinking as he attempted with all of his heart to follow Jesus. David lusted, committed adultery, pretty much committed 2nd degree murder…and he was loved so much by God. … More Humble Pie