christian living, Encouragement for Women, waiting

When We Can’t See What’s Coming-Positive Thoughts on Waiting

It never fails. I’m in the turn lane. A clear view of oncoming traffic. I’m calculating in my mind where the break is. The turning point. Then, as if a wrench falls from the sky, another car pulls into the opposite turn lane. Now I can’t see. I know you can relate. So I wait.… Read More When We Can’t See What’s Coming-Positive Thoughts on Waiting

christian living, Encouragement for Women, guest post, stability

Where to Turn When Life is Unstable {a guest post}

  I’m blessed to welcome my friend Tara Cole to the blog today. I met Tara through Tribe Writers, an online writing course and community. She’s a sweet mama, with a heart to help other mamas find quiet time with God; but you’ll find her words are not just for mamas. In her free ebook, The… Read More Where to Turn When Life is Unstable {a guest post}

christian living, faith, fear, Jesus, truth

When the World Would Have Us Shaking in Our Boots

Have you heard the news? The world would have us shaking in our boots, and I’m not big on cliches, but this one truly fits. I know you don’t need details, because you’ve heard it all too. There’s no sugar-coating trials, storms, and evil.   We have been through traumatic experiences and we have seen… Read More When the World Would Have Us Shaking in Our Boots

christian living, freedom, mistakes, past

Are We Dwelling on Past Mistakes?

What have we learned from past mistakes? Hopefully we’ve learned not to repeat them, but before we can learn from them, we need to admit we’ve made them. Once we do that, without placing blame on everyone and everything else, we can confess it out, be forgiven by God and forgive ourselves. Yet there are… Read More Are We Dwelling on Past Mistakes?

christian living, faith, living water, thirst

We’ve All Been that Woman

I love bicycles with baskets, and freshly cut flowers, scented candles, and freshly baked breads. How about you? But beautiful things aren’t always what they seem, are they? Candles burn away, and bicycles get rusty. Bread gets moldy, and cut flowers dry up and wither away. They have no life; they have no roots. So… Read More We’ve All Been that Woman

christian living, devotional, faith, shame

What If Everyone Found Out?

Shame. We’ve all felt it at one time or another, haven’t we? We’ve all done things we certainly wouldn’t expect to see announced in the church bulletin. Could you just imagine? “Pot-luck dinner Sunday at six, and speaking of pot, Sylvia used to smoke it, and sources say she still does.” Or how about this… Read More What If Everyone Found Out?

christian living, faith, Prayer

Can I Tell You About My Bizarre Encounter?

I had a bizarre encounter on Saturday. Can I share it with you? I enjoyed a pleasant morning with a friend, then set out to pick up a few groceries.  I entered the parking lot of the nearest grocery store, and pulled into an available spot. All quite normal up to this point, right? Stay… Read More Can I Tell You About My Bizarre Encounter?