5 Tips for fearlessly overcoming slander... A new year? With a month already gone? Well you see, it's this way... God has been telling me to "Be strong and courageous." FEAR NOT has come through loud and clear in multiple ways. 2019 was extremely difficult for us an our family. Health issues, financial woes, and … Continue reading Overcoming Slander in A New and Fearless Year
As parents, it hurts to see our kids, grandkids, or spiritual children go through difficulties, doesn't it? And if you're like me, you'd like to fix all their problems. Kiss it and make it better like when they were small. And when life hits with really tough trials like unemployment, poor health, marital problems, or … Continue reading The Fix-It Mom
Though I love fluffy, wooly sheep, I don't know much about them. Except that they eat a lot and can pick a pasture clean in short order. So a good shepherd knows that he must keep them on the go, always looking for greener pastures. And knowing that defenseless sheep also need protection, he looks … Continue reading Our Good Shepherd Knows the Path
We're getting older. No big news in that, is there? We all are. But I've noticed one interesting thing as I age. And that is that I grow in self-confidence as time passes. Yet, age also brings certain concerns with it. We've never had a great deal of money come our way, which means our … Continue reading In Thin Places With God
Peter stepped out of the boat with reckless abandon, as Oswald Chambers puts it in My Utmost for His Highest. Peter stepped down from the boat, and walked on the waters to come to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was strong, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, … Continue reading Learning to Fully Surrender (Oswald Chambers)
The road often seems long and hard, doesn't it? And not understanding why, we start to grumble and complain. (Come on, please tell me I'm not the only one!) We forget that life in Christ is a journey in which God calls us to keep going further up and further in with him. "Come further up, … Continue reading Face the Long Hard Road With Joy and Integrity!
With his tiny feet resting lightly on the snow's surface, he reminded me of the Father's loving care. I love birds, and felt so bad for that brave little guy. Pecking at the plants growing in the roof eaves, the only things not buried by snow. "Don't worry, I care for the birds," a gentle whisper … Continue reading A Lesson From the Birds