Spending almost three weeks in the Holy Land will teach you things. Things about yourself. Things about others. Things about YHWH. Things about life. You’ll find yourself, later on, in situations where those lessons learned prove to be insightful. Take, for instance, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre. We visited there on our trip, and it was not one of my favorite places.
We all have people in our lives who rub us the wrong way. Some have even gone as far as to plunge a long, sharp knife deep into our back. So what do you do when God says “be a blessing to your enemy”? You have a choice to obey – or not – just like with anything else. But when God is asking you to step out and be… Continue Reading
This was my front porch a little over a year ago. A big cluttery mess. Almost worthy of a visit from “Hoarders” Have you ever just been sitting there in church, minding your own business, and all of a sudden God drops a megaton of revelation into your lap? And then you realize that He probably wants you to do something about that? Something that is most likely difficult and… Continue Reading
Do you ever get angry? I mean really, explosively angry? It is such an out-of-control feeling! And far too often, others get hurt because we are out of control. This morning, I went back to bed after seeing my honey off to work…the little girl I babysit wasn’t coming until 9:00, it was rainy and dreary and just perfect for sleeping in. I should have stayed up and had my devotion… Continue Reading
Gossip? Really? That is what You want to talk to me about this morning? Surely I’m getting a mixed- up signal here…that can’t be what You want to speak to me about…can it? So, this time it really was Psalm 52 I was supposed to read. I tried to find a way around it…as I didn’t like this one either. Conviction has a way of making you feel uncomfortable when… Continue Reading
I’ve had this song in my head for several days now by Sidewalk Prophets. I love this song…(sorry…can’t embed the video, but please click on the title to check it out on youtube…). Not sure how I will fit this in SOAP format, but I’m going to give it a try anyway… You Love Me Anyway The question was raised As my conscience fell A silly, little lie It didn’t… Continue Reading
Haven’t blogged for a while…the days have been quite ordinary lately. Then one day you get up and everything’s like the day before and the day before that and the day before the day before that…until… In all fairness, my stepson did mention earlier today that he wanted to talk to his father and I after dad got home from work, so I knew something was coming. I really hate… Continue Reading
Ever have one of those days…you know, where it seems like every time you turn around you’re running smack dab into something that God is putting His finger on? That thing that has been bugging you forever, that you long to be free from…and yet, you just can’t seem to let go of it no matter how hard you try? And truth be told…often don’t want to because it just… Continue Reading