Back to Bethel

From the Negev he went from place to place until he came to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been earlier 4 and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the Lord. Genesis 13:3-4 I heard a great sermon the other day about Genesis 13.  I love how God letsContinue reading “Back to Bethel”

Busy or Fruitful?

Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. Matthew 7:20 For much of my life I sought busyness.  If I wasn’t “doing” then I was not worthy.  It didn’t matter what that doing was, I just needed to do something.  When I quit working to be a stay at home mom my greatest fear was to be seenContinue reading “Busy or Fruitful?”

God’s Guardrails

For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. Deuteronomy 30:16 I grew up not wanting to have children.  In my isolated world IContinue reading “God’s Guardrails”

Rinse & Repeat

“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the SonContinue reading “Rinse & Repeat”

I Call Him “Lord”

From the west, people will fear the name of the Lord, and from the rising of the sun, they will revere his glory. Isaiah 59:19  I admit it.  I have a difficult time with authority.  I don’t like being told what to do and when to do it.  I’m not sure how this developed in me.  It’s not like, as a child,Continue reading “I Call Him “Lord””

Out of Our Minds

If we are “out of our mind,” as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you.   2 Corinthians 5:13 There’s a lot of criticism of Christians these days.  We get called any manner of names from freaks to racists and dumb to science deniers.  And we shouldn’t be surprised.  NoContinue reading “Out of Our Minds”

Time Well Spent

We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience  inherit what has been promised. Hebrews 6:12 If today’s verse sounds familiar, it should!  The King James’ version was our stepping off point for this new series – “That ye be not slothful…”  Remembering that the Greek word for slothful,Continue reading “Time Well Spent”

Our Inner Wizard Of Oz

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2 A prayer to be a patient person Faithful Father, I get so caught up in the busyness of life that I forget that my needs and desires are not the same as everyone else’s. When I’m running late, I want toContinue reading “Our Inner Wizard Of Oz”

A Helping Friend

When my youngest daughter and I started working on our relationship I prayed, a lot.  I prayed what to say the first summer she was home from college.  I prayed each time I visited her.  I asked God to put the right words in my mouth at the right time, with the right heart.  I prayed to have myContinue reading “A Helping Friend”