Always Ready

“And she had a sister called Mary, who moreover was listening to the Lord’s word, seated at His feet.” Luke 10:39, NASB Sprawled across my bed at thirteen years old, I wasn’t particularly interested in the Scripture passage before my eyes. Still, I finished reading. Though I felt dissatisfied, I knew deep within that spending time in God’s Word was vitally important. It didn’t entertain or thrill me most of the time. I probably didn’t even read daily, and sometimes I prayed for a desire […]

Needing … and Knowing

  “Lord, I need You.” Four words. So true. Hugely significant. God gently inspired this prayer during dawn’s creeping hours. While I’ve prayed it before, somehow the meaning impacted me more profoundly today. As I sleeplessly tossed and turned, praying, “Lord, I trust You,” additional words suddenly formed another prayer: “Lord, I need You.” Oh, how desperately I need Him with every breath I breathe… As a wife As a mom As a daughter, sister, friend In the ordinary In the spectacular In the farthest reaches […]

Depression DOES Hurt … But GOD

“Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance, and my God.” Ps. 43:5, NASB Sitting alone in the woods, she contemplated taking her life. It wasn’t the first time she’d thought that way. Hopelessness flooded, despair engulfed. Yet healthy fear hindered. SomeOne reoriented her thoughts. Praise God for His glorious grace, perfect patience, and lasting love! As He protected that young wife and mother, He […]