Yesterday I had the song, "With Lifted Hands", by Ryan Stevenson, stuck in my head. But it wasn't until mid-morning that I realized I had it wrong! I was singing "with EMPTY hands" rather than "with LIFTED hands". But then I realized, sometimes that is all I can offer God- empty hands. Dear Ones, I … Continue reading With Empty Hands
Snow White is my favorite Disney Princess! I think mainly because when I was a young girl, she was one of the only princesses with dark hair, like mine, and she loved animals. Even though I grew up watching princesses, I didn't think about beauty much. I guess it was around middle school when I … Continue reading Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Embracing Your God Given Beauty
I planted Stargazer lily bulbs two years ago. I was so excited, yet nervous. I love the idea of gardening, however, I did not inherit my father's green thumb! I usually kill every thing. So, needless to say, when summer came around and I had no lilies I wasn't that surprised. Disappointed, but not really … Continue reading Bearing Fruit in Times of Drought
I hate winter. I don't like to be cold, and it seems winter in Kentucky is basically the rainy season with temperatures in the upper 30's to mid 40's. It's yucky! I was born to be in the sun. So, when I looked out my kitchen window this morning to see my neighbor's tree with … Continue reading The Promise of Spring
I began reading one of the Old Testament books, Habakkuk, yesterday and the Prophet begins chapter 1 by saying, "How long, O Lord, am I to cry for help, but you will not listen?" Have you ever felt like that? I have many times. I have felt that God has turned a deaf ear to … Continue reading When You Feel God is Silent
I have been praying about this post and asking God to give me the words. I have felt the need to share some of my story about living with anxiety, and having a child that also deals with it. The more I talk to people, the more common I realize it is. So my prayer … Continue reading Cast Your Cares
I have been reading through Ecclesiastes in my quiet time lately. The first two verses are, "The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem. 'Absolute futility', says the Teacher. 'Absolute futility. Everything is futile'. " (Ecclesiastes 1: 1-2 CSB). OK! Well, what a way to start off a new year! Everything is … Continue reading Life is short, buy the shoes!
I'm not very big on New Year's Resolutions, and the idea of choosing a single word for an entire year was too big of a commitment for me! I scoffed at the idea! But sometimes God does things that make us re-think what we know and align our will with His. Several weeks ago I … Continue reading Vision: My word for 2019