If I'm being honest, my prayer life is something I struggle with. We are clearly instructed to pray in the Bible. In Ephesians we are told to "pray at all times" (Ephesians 6: 18 CSB), and 1 Thessalonians we are told to "pray constantly" (1 Thessalonians 5:17 CSB). Jesus says in Matthew, "WHEN you pray" … Continue reading P-R-A-Y
One word that God has placed on my heart lately is SURRENDER. Just a single word, but it's a tough word for me, because I need to follow it with TRUST. As you know, I deal with anxiety and surrendering things to God is difficult. I like to be in control. I like to know … Continue reading Surrender
As the weather gets colder (we've already had snow here in Kentucky!) and the days get shorter it's a sure sign winter is coming (or already here!). It is something my husband and I dread and always brings about conversations about our plans for moving south (much more south) when our kids are grown and … Continue reading Who Needs Rest?
Joshua 4:7, "you should tell them, 'the water of the Jordan was cut off in front of the ark of the Lord's covenant. When it crossed the Jordan, the Jordan's water was cut off.' Therefore these stones will always be a memorial for the Israelites' ". Yesterday we talked about how easy it was to … Continue reading Joshua 4: Memorial Stones
Joshua 2: 11 CSB, "When we heard this, we lost heart, and everyone's courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on earth below". I love the story of Rahab! I love God's love for His people and that He accepts us, regardless of our past! Rahab's … Continue reading Joshua 2: Rahab and the Spies
This past weekend my family and I took a "before-school-starts-back" trip to New York. The last couple of years we have tried doing something the weekend before school starts to get some uninterrupted family time before the early morning routines and the busy afternoons get going again. The first day, we saw Aladdin on Broadway … Continue reading Nothing But the Blood
"While Ezra prayed and confessed, weeping and falling facedown before the house of God, an extremely large assembly of Isrealite men, women, and children gathered around him. The people also weeped bitterly" (Ezra 10:1 CSB). This was the first verse I read during my quiet time today, and I was so struck by it. Ezra … Continue reading Returning to God