(This post was originally shared on 2/4/2016. When it popped up in my "memory feed" today, it seemed appropriate to re-share; both as a tribute to my sweet Bailey and because I think we are all kinda at the point of needing to lay our heads in God's lap for awhile....) Bailey, my sweet golden
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“When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do? The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord is on his heavenly throne.” Psalm 11:3-4 When what we have been standing on, hoping in, and depending on begins to fall, what are we to do? We are to stand up, reach up and look up—this is the message
How Not to Pray This post is part of a series on prayer. You can find all the posts here. Sometimes the most effect way to learn what to do is by observing what not to do. Maybe this is why Jesus begins His instruction of prayer with how not to pray. “And when you
This post is part of a series on prayer. You can find all of the posts here In my quest to dive deeper into the gift of prayer, I have written out several questions about prayer, as well as several statements which I believe contribute, at times, to my lack of prayer. I so want
My husband gave me a big leather box this Christmas. It was black and had a cool silver swirly thingy towards the top. But all I could see was a box. I turned it upside down. I turned it around. I touched the swirly thing. But I had no idea what I was supposed to
To the Weary Writer Who Wants to Quit: I see you. I know you. I am you. You have words—so many words inside of you. You have a message, a story, a calling you want to share with the world. And you’ve done all the things—all the things they say to do. You made a
My life motto should really be “I try.” You guys, I try so hard. I really do. But so often it just doesn’t quite work out. Case in point: last night's dinner. I had it all planned out. Having done take out several nights this week, I committed to making a nice home made meal.
I just received word that JOEY is being reprinted again!!! That makes 4 hardback printings and 6 softcover printings!!! You guys, never (like never ever) could I have imagined I would write those words!! I just need a moment to give praise where praise is due.... Before launching JOEY my greatest fear was that it
When your story doesn’t have a happily-ever-after Once upon a time I told God that I would never write a book that would make people cry. I should have known better than to do that. After all, I also recall, at different points in my life, telling God that I would never marry a man
You've been called by God, but what if everybody else gets there first??? My daughter doesn't just get hungry. She gets hangry! When that girl needs a meal, we all know about it! Normally a sweet, loving girl, her entire personality transforms when her belly demands food. And when that happens...watch out! And get the