When You Dread the Week Ahead

I woke from a solid sleep, spring at my doorstep, and birds sweetly singing a morning lullaby to me. Yet the first words that came out of my mouth were, “I don’t want to have another…” I stopped myself before finishing the sentence but it was already out there. My...

A Prayer for the Heart

I was told recently and randomly that I’m a hard nut to crack. The same week I marveled at how the pecans fall from opened wooden flowers high in the trees surrounding my house leaving nuts with yet more layers to be broken into by squirrels for nourishment. The...

When Longing For More Is Good

With the recent ice storm in the midwest, I was reminded of these amazing images I was able to capture a couple of years ago and the thoughts that they triggered.  Join me this week on a post from my past? “Those ice cakes may have traveled all the way from...

10 Ways to Cooperate with Jesus

A friend approached me in tears recently wondering how to go forward after a major loss in ministry due to someone else’s heartbreaking moral failing. This loss tempted my friend to despair and even consider leaving her ministry. Because I’ve experienced...

Fear Fighting: Beating The Beast of Worry

I know a true warrior and her name is Kelly Balarie.  She wars against fear and she also wars for encouragement in faith, hope, and love. I don’t know about you, but I need people like that on my side! That is why I want to introduce her and her new book, Fear...

The Most Important Preparation for the Holidays

A Christmas word problem for you: There is a busy woman who has 1,000 anxious thoughts about the upcoming Holiday season. She entrusts herself to the Lord and casts all of her anxieties on the Lord as she prays and gives thanks. What does that equal? Mathematically we...
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