Month: June 2016

Don’t Be Your Parents

Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.   Psalms 143:10 God fathers each child differently. His path is a solitary one and my journey will never imitate that of my parents. If … Continue reading Don’t Be Your Parents

The Question That Begs An Answer

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.  Psalm 20:7 Futility.  When is the last time you felt it?  Probably the last time you realized that there are things you just can't fix.  What's … Continue reading The Question That Begs An Answer

If I Could Just Do It Over Again!

O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me. Psalm 25:2 What are the things you regret?  Regret is a powerful emotion and if I choose to live in it without having placed … Continue reading If I Could Just Do It Over Again!

“But I See No Sign Of It!”

By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.  Psalm 33:6 When I make something, I begin with pre-existing pieces.  Make a cake and I have a list of ingredients that already exist.  Fashion … Continue reading “But I See No Sign Of It!”

The Courage To Ask For What I Need

He will drink from the brook by the way; therefore he will lift up his head.  Psalm 110:7 From what do I need saving?  The forgiveness of sins was only the beginning.  So much more, as it pertains to salvation, is offered me in Christ.  … Continue reading The Courage To Ask For What I Need

Silenced By God’s Glory

How clearly the sky reveals God's glory!  How plainly it shows what he has done!  Each day announces it to the following day; each night repeats it to the next.  No speech or words are used, no sound is heard;  yet their message goes out … Continue reading Silenced By God’s Glory

God’s Long History With Me

O LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.  Psalm 139:1 Our family has moved many times over the years.  We, like many of you reading this, have had to learn how to make different kinds of places 'home'.  We have been involved in various … Continue reading God’s Long History With Me

Giving Words The Weight They Deserve

For my words are wise and my thoughts are filled with insight.  Psalm 49:3 Encouragers are hard to find.  Discouragers are everywhere.  One look, one word of criticism, and someone already fragile wants to throw up their hands and quit.  Yet, when most of us … Continue reading Giving Words The Weight They Deserve

Can I Really Pray For Judgement?

Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me. Let them be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the Lord driving them on. Let their way be dark and slippery, with the angel of the … Continue reading Can I Really Pray For Judgement?

Talking To Family About Family

  Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Psalm 34:13   How many marriages implode because couples can’t talk honestly about their parents? It’s hard to ‘leave and cleave’. Childhoods are sacred unless there has been unhappiness we’re anxious to leave behind. … Continue reading Talking To Family About Family