I wonder how many clicks I will get on this blog post link. I have been surprised at the extent of people's interest in articles about marital status. I suppose I shouldn't be, but my thoughts on this topic don't seem to fit what I hear from many...both single and married. While I can experience [...]
Last week I posted the story of help that came my way after a hefty snow storm. I was worn out from shoveling and thoroughly enjoyed the help. However, what happens when it feels like (or is really true) that help is not close at hand? We are looking at more snow tonight and after [...]
Today I want to tell a story from this past week. Minnesota has hit records for snowfall this past month. Not just snow for February, but snow for any month. Most of us are exhausted from the shoveling, bad roads, and other winter hazards. A week ago we had another blizzard. I knew there would [...]
Friends, how often do we truly seek God's way? How often do we seek our own? I can assure you, God's way is the best. His way gives the most satisfaction, joy, comfort, security and every other positive that can be had in this life.
While we live through desert times, God always provides refreshing water.
When Jesus came to earth, he experienced both joy and sorrow. He was willing for our sake to endure the horrors of the cross. He has sent ahead of us a "cloud of witnesses" - others who have lived through joys and sorrows of their own. As we keep our eyes on Jesus, we can [...]
Life is full of various challenges. We face the trial of living in a sin cursed earth which includes our own sin nature as well as that of others. I find as I wade through the muck and mire of difficulties that I can feel weighed down with negativity. As God teaches me to pray, [...]
Have you ever had a bad day? A bad week? Or a time of life when you consistently feel low? We all have. Did someone reach out to you? A friend of mine calls it "being God with skin on". Friends, we all have dark times. We all need help sometime. God commands us to [...]
On Mother’s Day, I introduced the title of Mother Sister Daughter, based on my relationships with many sisters in Christ. Now that Father’s Day is here, I want to talk about my spiritual brothers. In order to keep relationships appropriate (a concept that can be lost by misuse of Christian liberty), I have to approach [...]
The tulip in this picture is called the Marilyn tulip. I'm not sure which Marilyn anyone had in mind when naming this variety, but we will think of my mom's sister. I shared a couple of weeks ago that my family was grieving the loss of my aunt. While there is sadness, we take comfort [...]