Right Before My Eyes …

Image: graur codrin / FreeDigitalPhotos.net “and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory.” – I Peter 1:8 With a heavy heart, I prayed. Weary and worried, longing for relief, I prayed. And it came. “…those who wait for the Lord will renew their strength …” The Lord gently spoke to me. His peace replaced my anxiety as I ended the day in […]

God’s Refrain

Image: Michal Marcol / FreeDigitalPhotos.net “Be still and know that I am God …” – Psalm 46:10 “Be still!” I whispered. More movement. Again I spoke – this time a little more loudly and sternly – “Be still!”  My precious daughter is now ten years old, but when she was a tiny tot, we sometimes slept in the same bed. Or tried to sleep. She’s an incurable wiggle-worm. Truly, after attempting to sleep with her several times, I’ve given up. The motion her movements create […]

Coming Through …

Image: Master isolated images / FreeDigitalPhotos.net “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will  bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the […]

Conquering the Craziness – Principle #2: Take Time to Rest

“And He said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a lonely place and rest a while.’ (For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.)” – Mark 6:31 For me, the most difficult part of mothering infants involved sleep deprivation. Oh, how I loved my sweet babies – and still do – they’re just not babies anymore! But waking up night after night really wore me out. Even so, there remained laundry to wash, meals to […]

Travel Highlights

“How blessed is the man whose strength is in Thee; In whose heart are the highways to Zion! Passing through the valley of Baca, they make it a spring, The early rain also covers it with blessings. They go from strength the strength, Every one of them appears before God in Zion.” Psalm 84: 5 – 7 My husband and I traveled to the Hotel Dupont in Delaware almost two-and-a-half years ago. The occasion? Our twentieth wedding anniversary. We gladly anticipated celebrating in the same […]

The Pouring Prayer

“So let us know, let us press on to the know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth.”   – Hosea 6:3   THE POURING PRAYER   Pour over me Daddy my God Like relentless rain Flood me with Your presence …   Pour into me Spirit of God Flow abundantly Drench my thirsting spirit …   Pour through me Jesus my Lord Spill through this […]