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Fighting Discouragement

Joseph in the pit    was discouraged David in the cave   felt alone. Samuel knowing Saul  was depending on himself was sad, and discouraged and given to moan.   I, too, have found myself discouraged. Seeing the defeat of God’s plan. My heart has given way to sadness...

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The Problem That Wouldn’t Go Away

The Problem That Wouldn’t Go Away

It had been a hard season. Very hard. Challenges and problems galore- when  suddenly I began realizing that something was wrong. Very wrong. I was exhausted. My get up and go had got up and left. And no matter how hard I tried to keep going I could tell the...

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How Do I Do That?

How Do I Do That?

The early morning light cast shadows across the page of my familiar Bible as I read it. Walk in the Light. How do I do that? I pondered. I always ponder most when I’ve been to Maine. I am recently home from a refreshing time there among the smell of the sea air and...

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Reclaiming Your Life

Reclaiming Your Life

Everybody struggles.  It is true. Some struggles are more obvious than others but still we struggle. For me, since I was in an accident a few years ago, I’ve avoided busy, fast paced roads. I didn’t trust myself to handle the pressure. I didn’t trust the other...

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When we are down to nothing He is up to something

When we are down to nothing He is up to something

Have you been there?  Down to nothing? I certainly have. I will never forget those moments of not knowing where to turn. The plans I thought would unfold never did. And I was left trapped in a dark well of grief and loss. But as I groped my way out I discovered the...

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Shining Through The Gloom

Shining Through The Gloom

Has grief held you fast in a pit where you cannot see God’s kindness? It’s so easy for that to happen, isn’t it? The pain. The sadness. The gut-wrenching sorrow . And with the passing of time it is all too easy for our eyes to dim to any sign of God’s kindness. It...

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The Power To Influence

The Power To Influence

From the moment I heard the faint melody of “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy played on the black Steinway piano at the high school graduation I was gripped with this powerful desire to play it myself.  I was a high school sophomore without a piano teacher but with a...

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There Is Always Hope But It Doesn’t Always Happen

There Is Always Hope But It Doesn’t Always Happen

What do you do when you've prayed and prayed but God says no? You don't get the answer you've prayed for.... Your loved one doesn't get well.... The house is foreclosed on and in spite of all you do the miscarriage happens and you are left disappointed, empty and...

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Going Backwards So You Can Go Forward

Just the thought of going backwards makes me cringe. I’m a forward thinking gal. I don’t like losing time. But I see it better as a runner and it’s true in all of life. Sometimes,     not all the time,     but sometimes you must go...

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Possibilities

Possibilities

Waking up that morning I tip-toed downstairs so as not to awaken my daughters. Something was different. Something was changed. What could it be? I turned the coffee maker on, fed my begging  lab and let him outside. Still thinking. Aware. Something was different....

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