Are We Hiding from God or Seeking Him

Dee Brestin in her book, Jesus Who Surprises, speaks about how her children loved playing hide and seek and I can so relate.  My two sons removed pots and pans from the kitchen cabinets just so they could hide inside.  They would wait patiently to be discovered.  Often I would hear giggles as I walked past theirContinue reading “Are We Hiding from God or Seeking Him”

Not Ready to Join a Face to Face bible study?

Since March I’ve been working remotely and although the world’s businesses, restaurants, and public schools are resuming face to face interactions, I’m still content to view our church’s weekly service and updates online. Does this mean I have to miss out on fellowship? Not at all. I can still connect with people to speak God’sContinue reading “Not Ready to Join a Face to Face bible study?”

Relieving Stress With Music

Stressors appear in many shapes. Work, financial, and even illness all affect us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. One strategy to relieve stress is listening to music. So this past week as I read David’s psalms I reflected how stressed he must have been when he wrote these psalms. David played the harp, so this weekContinue reading “Relieving Stress With Music”

Rewriting Psalms Into Prayers

I love reading the Psalms and then adapting it to fit my life’s or world’s circumstances. You too can read David’s Psalms and rewrite the phrases. Keep what matches and change words to align it with your own feelings and situation. Below are prayers that I wrote based on the Psalms. But before you readContinue reading “Rewriting Psalms Into Prayers”

Seeing the Goodness of the Lord

If your mom is living in an assisted living facility with outbreaks of Covid 19, you can turn to the LORD. If you need strength, wisdom, and patience while you are taking care of your loved ones, God is near. If you are caring for children of parents who have been exposed to the disease,Continue reading “Seeing the Goodness of the Lord”

Hope for the Hospitalized

It’s easy to follow quarantine guidelines until your loved one is sick. You know you’re not supposed to travel due to the pandemic, but this is an emergency. Isn’t it? Doubts creep in and you wonder if the Emergency Room is still open? Maybe I should call the doctor first. But they are so swampedContinue reading “Hope for the Hospitalized”

Why We Should Ask For A Blessing

Photo by Flickr User Jeff Adair. Used via Creative Commons attribution licensing. Standing in line at the Publix grocery store, the little girl’s hand reached for the Hershey bar. Her mom’s piercing eyes stared down like a laser beam. Her shaking head reminded her not to ask for the chocolaty goodness. The little girl’s head droppedContinue reading “Why We Should Ask For A Blessing”

Teaching Children about the Lord

In Jill Briscoe’s book, “Here I am, Lord…Send Somebody Else,” she applies the chapters of Exodus to our Christian walk.  She begins by comparing the Pharaoh to the enemy of our soul. Our enemy is in power in the world, and is worried that Christians have become too numerous. So the enemy deals shrewdly withContinue reading “Teaching Children about the Lord”

What Does Agape Love Look Like?

Until I received God’s love through Jesus Christ, the word “love” was understood by me to be a feeling that I received from my mom, dad, and other family members when they were pleased by my behavior. When I behaved according to their expectations, I received smiles and hugs. When I did not met thoseContinue reading “What Does Agape Love Look Like?”