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 went to a family get-together this weekend, to celebrate my husband’s grandfather’s eighty-seventh birthday. While we were there, boxes of old photographs were brought out and I was in heaven! Even though I wasn’t in the old photos (although I could be, I just didn’t get through all the pictures!), I enjoyed looking through them. I was also on a mission – looking for pictures of my stepsons when… Continue Reading
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