Riding a roller coaster can make you scream with fear and thrill with delight all at the same time. I was thrilled with my last roller coaster ride with all the twists and turns and steep long drops, but the three loops that spun me around upside down were a few more G's than I … Continue reading Life Is Like A Roller Coaster
"Shut the door! You're going to let the flies in!" With the screened back door constantly slamming behind us as we were in and out playing with friends during the warm summer months, Mom was always reminding us to keep the door shut because she didn't want the pesky winged insects buzzing around indoors. When … Continue reading Shut the door; let Him in
Recently, my husband and I attended an event that began at noon. That's right, lunchtime! A college professor was the keynote speaker and I fervently prayed she would be brief. It seemed too much to hope she would also be relevant. Much to my surprise, she was brief, relevant and encouraging to boot! In the audience were over … Continue reading Y’all Done or Y’all Finished
Sometimes its just one of those days, one of those weeks or Lord help us, one of those months. There is so much going on in our communities and the world. In fact I have really cut back on the amount of news I watch, because it is quite often discouraging to see the number … Continue reading It’s One of Those Days
The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.” -2 Kings 4:1 As I read the story of the the widow … Continue reading Little Is Much
Have you ever had the feeling that God just wasn’t on the job? That He wasn’t keeping promises in the Bible that you counted on to be true? Have you ever been disappointed in Him? What about blaming God for some sorrow or adversity that has happened that you don’t really think you deserve? … Continue reading When Bad Things Happen to Good People
I wasn't watching where I was going and I got smacked across the head with a 2x4. But it was exactly what I needed to knock some sense into the 3-pound brain nestled inside my head that had shriveled to the size of a pea. For several days I have been wallowing in discouragement. I … Continue reading How About Them Apples?