Pessimist or Pollyanna?

I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. John 15:11 A prayer to live a joy-filled life. Gracious God your gifts and blessing to me cannot be counted.  And yet so often I turn to the negative parts in my life and place myContinue reading “Pessimist or Pollyanna?”

Our Primary Purpose

This letter was written May 2020 after a number of attempts to sit down with my pastor or even an assistant pastor about my concerns over closing up our churches. Instead I was met with silence. Absolute silence. You see, I believe Christians are being put to the test. God’s threshing room is operating atContinue reading “Our Primary Purpose”

Persistence

Where do you place the idea of “persistence” in your life? In God’s realm it is one of the most highly touted human characteristics..Persistence gets us to grab hold of the life God wants for us. It molds us into better people. Persistence takes us over the finish line when we continually pray in worship,Continue reading “Persistence”

Clear Eyes Open Heart

As I’ve gotten older my allergies have gotten worse. I’ve had sinus surgery and I’m currently going through the allergy shot regimen. And yet I still need to take allergy pills both in the morning and at night. In the early years of this battle I experimented with different allergy medications. Some made me incrediblyContinue reading “Clear Eyes Open Heart”

Jesus, My Touchstone

The backdrop of our lives these last few months has been Covid but our “regular” lives haven’t stopped completely. What other trials have you experienced this year?.On top of quarantine our family is facing cancer. My beloved mother in law has uterine cancer and has been receiving cancer treatments. Then after her 5th treatment sheContinue reading “Jesus, My Touchstone”