I have made a tradition of posting 5 days of being thankful the week of Thanksgiving. I want to continue that tradition, but in a little bit different way. This year, I am going to write about times when I struggle being thankful. Don’t worry. This won’t be a negative week. I will also share [...]
After a week filled with challenges that hit the core of who I am, I know how easy it is to question if God cares. I have been blessed by reading the devotionals like In Touch written by Dr. Charles Stanley. The devotional for Monday, April 29, reminds us of God's love in difficulties. "This [...]
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 [...]