When Stuck in the Comparison Trap

One God ruling in my thankful heart, I’m praising you for guarding my mind. Be my protector, forever more.   Disperse your Spirit through my ambitions. When I compare myself to others; Direct my eyes to your word, for approval.   I exalt you for strengthening my soul. Fill me Lord, with your spiritual energy.Continue reading “When Stuck in the Comparison Trap”

What Do We Cherish?

Years ago, I bought a 1969 mustang with a 302 engine and even wrestled with a waterproof cover every night. The bright blue metallic paint needed protection from the harsh sun and the salty sea air. Every week my arms waxed on, waxed off  as well as shining the chrome wheels. Goop and a clothContinue reading “What Do We Cherish?”

Prayer of Healing

Heavenly Father, you are mighty in power; My defender against the evil one. My victor against spiritual warfare.   Your Holy presence reveals healing truth and pushes my fearful thoughts away.   Trust replaces my line of thinking.   Stooping down, you draw your children into your arms. Your loving words comfort our hurting hearts.Continue reading “Prayer of Healing”

How Do We Love?

We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19 As a young girl my Heavenly Father whispered tender words  to me through his bible lessons. He promised to overcome my fears of the darkness. Not one scary monster penetrated his noble shield of protection. He pointed and revealed the glowing celestial patterns swirling inContinue reading “How Do We Love?”

Thank you, Lord

Lord, you are my strength. You are almighty in power.   You are the perfect truth that sets me free. External circumstances do not change my status or identity.   Your word keeps me safe on the path aligned to your will. Your truth stabilizes my feet when the path ices over.   When myContinue reading “Thank you, Lord”

Greetings, May the Lord Be With You!

 The young girls smile kindly at passing strangers as they skip down the sidewalk. The strangers’ faces beam as they grin back and reply, “Good Morning!” Ear buds dangle as a young woman jams to her tunes while simultaneously tapping away on her phone’s keyboard. As the children saunter towards her, she smirks at their sing-songContinue reading “Greetings, May the Lord Be With You!”

Adore the One You Love

Our King preserved the song of Moses and Miriam when they sang praises. The Lord’s great power created a wall of water on their right and left. They trekked through the sea on dry ground like a Sea World aquarium exhibit. In response to this miraculous event Moses and Miriam sang praises together: “Sing toContinue reading “Adore the One You Love”

Rest in, Restlessness Out

Six days each week is a blur of hustle and bustle, but I still can’t check everything off on my to-do list.  Why in the world do I think one more day would eliminate my mountain of  tasks! As a teenager if my boss scheduled me to work at Kentucky Fried Chicken, I happily acceptedContinue reading “Rest in, Restlessness Out”

Are you Sharing Your Story?

On the Fourth of July I strolled along the beautiful blue Detroit River in Motor City, Michigan.  Although it was a national holiday, people enjoying the unusually cool afternoon were scarce along the scenic river walk.  Hart Plaza stood eerily vacant except for two skateboarders posing for a photograph.   As my friends admired sculpturesContinue reading “Are you Sharing Your Story?”

Always do what pleases Him

NIV John 8:29 “So Jesus said… He who sent me is with me. He has not left Me alone, because I always do what pleases Him. ” On a sunny day a little girl kneeled down to pick pretty white flowers growing amid sticker plants. The roots dangled from her small fist as the sandyContinue reading “Always do what pleases Him”