The Unforeseen Thief

Why is it challenging to feel strong in faith and content with life? What makes consistent joyfulness eluding to so many of us in everyday life? Our spiritual health is not that different from our physical health. If we are inconsistent with or limit our sustenance for periods of time, it has a manifestation in […]

The Need To Tremble

There are times when we need to tremble. If we neglect to do so, it can mean the death of our life, but more importantly, our faith. God has wired us to tremble for a reason, and to ignore the warning sign is to rush head-strong into dangerous territory. If we are out in a […]

The Making Of Gods

As ridiculous the idea of the title may be, the Israelites aren’t alone in their pursuit of what is deceptive and destructive. Who wants a god that can be “made” anyway? I read the account in Exodus 32:1, ” When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they […]

Leaving Tomorrow For Tomorrow

Boy, do I know how to borrow trouble?!  My mind thinks why waste time when I can worry about tomorrow today? It is in my nature as a “planner” and a “fixer” to fret over what MAY happen tomorrow. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst is my motto. Jesus has been teaching […]

The Short Trip To Discontent

It only took 3 days. In seventy-two hours, the Israelites went from singing and celebrating the great deliverance they saw with their very own eyes, to being unable to “see” how their God could possibly help them with their current need. They went from celebrating to grumbling. In just 3 days, the miracle was forgotten, […]

Positioned And Prepared For The Impossible

It happened again today. It was one of those moments of interaction with a very personal, intimate God. The timing was absolutely perfect. I am a couple of days behind in my Chronological Bible so this morning before church, I was reading February 5. This section was about the last plagues before Pharoah let the […]

Though The Earth Gives Way

I don’t know why it has to be like this, why we have to face those moments when we are already being stretched beyond our abilities and comfort zone, and then something happens and it is the complete opposite of what we were hoping for. The bottom falls out. The rug gets pulled from under us. […]

Zero Waste

As a perfectionist, I hate mistakes. They are such a waste. So inefficient and counterproductive. In my mind, if you are going to do something right, do it right the first time. Why waste time? Am I right? Plan it out and do it right! Then reality hits, and frustration sets in. There is no […]

Eyes To See, Faith To Wait

Joseph could see it. I don’t know at what point it became clear to him. Maybe he knew it all along. But he definitely saw it, and maybe that’s what helped him persevere beyond his own ability. Something had to help him for goodness sake! There is no other reasonable explanation for his perspective and […]