Faithful Healing

I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners. Isaiah 57:18 In our lives we all have had instances of brokenness, despair and desolation. Those times when we feel we are on our last leg, at the end of the rope about to loseContinue reading “Faithful Healing”

He Prepares The Way

This is what the Lord says to his anointed,to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of to subdue nations  before him and to strip kings of their armor, to open doors before him so that gates will not be shut: I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut throughContinue reading “He Prepares The Way”

A Promise of Triumph

The Lord will march out like a champion,like a warrior he will stir up his zeal;with a shout  he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies. Isaiah 42:13 Like you, I’ve dealt with a lot of difficult people throughout my life.  Whether it was at work, my children’s school, youth sports, or even my church,Continue reading “A Promise of Triumph”

His Amazing Peace

Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion andContinue reading “His Amazing Peace”

A Girl Transformed

My youngest daughter is a poster child for God’s transformation.  When she was a toddler, she constantly begged me to buy her bright and shiny things she saw advertised on tv then displayed on the grocery shelves. I left the grocery store many times during one of her meltdowns.  As she got older, I heard on a dailyContinue reading “A Girl Transformed”

A Good Plan

When my eldest was two years old (she’s now 27) I quit my career job.  It was a big decision for me as I placed so much value in working.  I had never planned on being married and having children so getting a good education and then a good career was my grand plan.  And here I was,Continue reading “A Good Plan”

Big “S” Little “s”

Born Again By His Spirit How can you love others when you can’t love yourself, is it a bridge too far? Perhaps you’ve been hidden away on a shelf unaware of just who you are. It is time for you now to come into view and to stand in the place of knowing; to allowContinue reading “Big “S” Little “s””

My Big, Fat, Sparkly Life

I recently read an excerpt from author Tim LaHaye’s, “Spirit Controlled Temperament.”  I love reading about different personalities and picking out which ones line up with my family members.  For those that aren’t familiar with LaHaye’s temperaments there are four of them.  He calls them the “real you” and they are based on names given by Hippocrates.  Your temperamentContinue reading “My Big, Fat, Sparkly Life”

The Arresting Officer

As I sit here in my comfortable, middle-class, suburban home it’s hard for me to imagine living where rioting and violence have taken over cities in America.  Now mind you, my neighborhood is very diverse. On my block alone live people from India, China, Philippines, Samoa, Puerto Rico, and Mexico — and there’s only 18 houses.Continue reading “The Arresting Officer”

Dirty Knees, Bountiful Harvest

Is there someone in your life you are praying for – praying they will know God and surrender to Jesus?  I have a few friends and family members on my prayer list that I lift up continuously to the Lord.  He is our great Harvester but as He says in Luke 10:2, “The harvest is plentiful butContinue reading “Dirty Knees, Bountiful Harvest”