The word sacrifice isn’t necessarily one that gives us the warm fuzzies, is it? When I hear that word, I immediately think “ugh, this is going to mess with my comfort!” As human beings, sacrifice is not something that comes naturally for us, especially in today’s society where we have almost every comfort known to … Continue reading The Reward for Sacrifice
Psalm 130:1-2, 5, “Out of the depths I cry to you, LORD; LORD, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy … I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.” (NIV) There was a time I absolutely HATED waiting. It was pure … Continue reading The Waiting Room
If you ever need a couch moved up a flight of stairs, I'm your girl. Seriously. Placing the full-size sofa on its side, I positioned it at the proper angle, took a deep breath, then pushed. Then lugged. Then pushed and lugged some more, and I and the couch eventually arrived at the top of the stairs. When I … Continue reading Taking “I Can” to “I Can’t”: the shift to power
"Eat your vegetables, there are children in China starving!" If I had a dollar for every time I heard that phrase while growing up, I might be as rich as last week's Delilah! I was raised in the country on the farm. We had several horses, a milk cow named Bossy, chickens, and pigs. Every year my Mom … Continue reading What Are You Leaving On The Table?
He had two wives; one was called Hannah and the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children and Hannah had none. -1 Samuel 1:2 Have you ever made a promise to God out of desperation? Hannah was the fourth woman in biblical history to experience heartache through infertility. Sarah, Rebekah and Rachel faced the same heartache. But … Continue reading No Room For Negativity
All of us at one time or another have cried out to God with that anguished word— ‘Why?' Circumstances and disappointments can bring a world of misery. Sickness comes, finances crash, relationships fail, loved ones die, and the faith which was supposed to keep us is shaken to it’s core. We ask ‘why’ a lot, … Continue reading God Is Able