Pain Places

I originally shared this several years ago, but felt led to share it again for myself, and maybe for someone else who stumbles across it today. I still live in the same town where my first husband took his life. My life still takes me to the place where the detectives told me they hadContinue reading “Pain Places”

I almost sent that text…

I almost sent that text.But I deleted it instead. The words I had rehearsed in my mind, didn’t roll off my tongue.I kept my mouth shut. God knows what I had in mind. He knows the old me who could compose a quick, insulting comeback and be proud of the wounding I would inflict. ButContinue reading “I almost sent that text…”

The way to joy and freedom often starts here.

It seems to be out of style. I don’t hear it spoken of often, not even in many pulpits. It is the job of the Holy Spirit (John 16:8) and is likely happening in the believers life every day, though I wonder if most notice it. It’s the voice of the Holy Spirit convicting usContinue reading “The way to joy and freedom often starts here.”

Get Used To Different!

The widely popular show, The Chosen, (I love it!) has a saying, “Get used to different”. People are buying out all the show’s shirts that say this. The point is, to emphasize, how, after Jesus comes into our lives, we are different. He changes us and things look different because of Him. When the worldContinue reading “Get Used To Different!”

Do you wonder if we are living in the last days?

I can’t read these words and not wonder if we are living in the last days— “But know this, in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors,Continue reading “Do you wonder if we are living in the last days?”

Yes, bake some cookies

As I sat looking at the presents under my tree—it occurred to me that I’m much more excited about others opening the presents that I’ve bought for others than looking for ones set there for me. I’ve grown up from the little girl who focused only on herself and what she was getting. And IContinue reading “Yes, bake some cookies”

This is really hard… can I be honest?

Can I be honest? Sometimes, Christmas-time is often one of the hardest times to be Christ-like and joy-filled. Add in wedding stress (we are having a wedding in less than a week!) and you’ve got some joy-stealing opportunities galore! These circumstances can cause situations with family, and others, with whom we may be the recipientsContinue reading “This is really hard… can I be honest?”