My in-laws introduced me to the game Aggravation, similar to Sorry, it is played on a wooden board with marbles. Last year I finally broke down and bought me one. I didn’t consider the only time I would play is when company came into town as my husband doesn’t care for games outside of computer... Continue Reading →

Defender and Protector

“Whoever goes to the Lord for safety, whoever remains under the protection of the Almighty, can say to him, “You are my defender and protector. You are my God; in you I trust.””‭‭Psalm‬ ‭91‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭ It is a natural response when we feel attacked to want to defend ourselves. We feel like we have to... Continue Reading →

Guarding Peace

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭7‬ I remember when I was a child my mom would always ask or demand for “a little peace and quiet”. Maybe it is just me, but there are times when complete chaos can be... Continue Reading →


““But even now,” says the Lord, “repent sincerely and return to me with fasting and weeping and mourning. Let your broken heart show your sorrow; tearing your clothes is not enough.” Come back to the Lord your God. He is kind and full of mercy; he is patient and keeps his promise; he is always... Continue Reading →

As a Deer…

“As a deer longs for a stream of cool water, so I long for you, O God.” Psalm‬ ‭42‬:‭1‬ There is a song that has this same line in it, as a young adult it was one of my favorite songs to sing. There is something beautiful about the use of nature in praising God.... Continue Reading →

Examine Me

“Examine me, O God, and know my mind; test me, and discover my thoughts. Find out if there is any evil in me and guide me in the everlasting way.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭139‬:‭23‬-‭24‬ ‭ This passage is what Craig Groeschel calls a dangerous prayer. One of those prayers that are easy to quote but much harder... Continue Reading →

My Plans or His

“Commit your works to the Lord, And your thoughts will be established.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16‬:‭3‬ ‭ I have often went through life asking God to commit to my plans. As someone who generally likes schedule, structure and control, I admit waiting on God’s plans and timing often get in my way. Although hard to admit, I... Continue Reading →

Accepted by Him

“Does this sound as if I am trying to win human approval? No indeed! What I want is God's approval! Am I trying to be popular with people? If I were still trying to do so, I would not be a servant of Christ.” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭1‬:‭10‬ I recently finished reading Bob Sorge’s Dealing with the... Continue Reading →

There for You

“If I went up to heaven, you would be there; if I lay down in the world of the dead, you would be there. If I flew away beyond the east or lived in the farthest place in the west, you would be there to lead me, you would be there to help me.” ‭‭Psalm‬... Continue Reading →

Standing Strong in Adversity

“But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.” ‭‭Jude‬ ‭1‬:‭20‬-‭21‬ ‭ Several things stand out to me from this passage -Build yourself up -Most Holy... Continue Reading →

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