When The Battle Feels Hard

My daughter, Abi, wrote this a few years back. This truth is a powerful, keep-you-going reminder— I felt alone. Sad, disheartened, fighting back tears-very much like an alien and stranger though surrounded by others my age as I sat in my Contemporary Moral Issues Philosophy class, at the University of Tennessee, listening to my classmatesContinue reading “When The Battle Feels Hard”

Shelter ❤️

FrustratedDesperateConfusedPanickedAngryFearfulDoubtingWearyDiscouragedBroken-heartedTroubledImpatientFalsely-AccusedWorriedPersecutedBetrayedLonelySad Just a few of the emotions the writers of the Psalms had as they cried out to God. Why do we hold back? Why do we feel we must only come to God with “pretty prayers”? This is not Biblical. Running to God with our struggles and unkempt emotions is what God shows usContinue reading “Shelter ❤️”

Despite the world’s criticism-KEEP PRAYING!

We are all so very saddened by this world and the awful events of late. While Christians continue to pray, a lost and bitter world increasingly criticizes prayer. But we know God moves when His people pray. We know The Most High speaks. Daniel was praying fervently as the Lord, through Gabriel, explains the thingsContinue reading “Despite the world’s criticism-KEEP PRAYING!”

A Prayer for this Tuesday of Holy Week

It’s Holy Week. Palm Sunday’s church songs are growing faint in our ears. We find ourselves busy and distracted. But our busy, distracted hearts long to see Jesus. We long to behold the glory of the One who died for us. When I slow down and turn my eyes to Him, I stand in aweContinue reading “A Prayer for this Tuesday of Holy Week”

Remember WHO you’re talking to…

Many of us are concerned as we look at our world. I see people posting about praying who typically do not do such things. Hard times certainly cause us to look for help anywhere we can get it and to think about the fragility of life and eternity. And, many reason, “Heaven sounds like aContinue reading “Remember WHO you’re talking to…”

But what if you are STRUGGLING to believe God?

Noah lived 350 years after the flood and dies. His descendants are listed in Genesis 10. The earth population grows. At this point, all people spoke the same language and they decided to stay together and build a city and a tall tower in the plain of Shinar (Babylon). (Gen 11) But remember, God hadContinue reading “But what if you are STRUGGLING to believe God?”

He sees. So let’s rest. But how?

God sees.He knows.There’s rest to be had in this truth. But how? Paul tells Timothy, “ Some men’s sins are clearly evident, preceding them to judgment, but those of some men follow later. Likewise, the good works of some are clearly evident, and those that are otherwise cannot be hidden”.(1 Tim 5:24-25) Here’s the deal…Continue reading “He sees. So let’s rest. But how?”