Mercy: Sunlight on Frozen Lake

Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, “I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”John 8:12 AMP "Sunlight On Frozen Lake In Wisconsin" --bg Have you felt the chill of winter even though the Groundhog predicted an early … Continue reading Mercy: Sunlight on Frozen Lake

Prayer Prompt: Refuge and Strength in God

Refuge Support, sustain, uphold, carry: what do these words all have in common? Aren’t they words that speak about something that is weak, something that is small, something that needs to be held?  There are so many times in the journey with chronic illness when we are left feeling the depth of our smallness. Sometimes … Continue reading Prayer Prompt: Refuge and Strength in God

Step-by-Step: Walking in Line

Cadence Step by step rhythm Flowed around me I was floundering Flipping Feet-tripping Marching Band season Called me joining I was engaging Entrancing Heart-lifting The years tick-tocked Music and rhythm I finally was moving Marching Mind-dancing And the Spirit breathed Wind of God I was stepping Soaring Soul-syncing Holy Spirit carry me Step by step … Continue reading Step-by-Step: Walking in Line

WITH-ness: A New Word

A memory flooded to the surface recently. I had been praying for release to be able to share my #OneWord for this New Year. Every time I began a post, I heard the whisper, "Not yet, you'll know when it's time." And so I waited. Others were posting their words for the year, and I … Continue reading WITH-ness: A New Word

Chronic Joy Ministry: A Prayer Prompt

Dwelling The Cambridge English Dictionary gives us a simple definition for the word dwelling: a place where people live. And yet, we each also dwell within these physical forms–our human bodies that are inherently lonely. No one else can feel the precise emotions we feel. No other person can hear the words that rumble around … Continue reading Chronic Joy Ministry: A Prayer Prompt

Remembering the Fabrics of My Life

The fabrics lie folded and stacked in my closet, next to the threads and the needles, and the unfinished projects. A lifetime of sewing is huddled there together, as a sort of memorial, stories interwoven through the warp and weft of my memories and the God-moments of my life. Some fabrics are rough, easily wrinkled … Continue reading Remembering the Fabrics of My Life

Waiting With Jesus

I thought I had learned quite a bit about waiting by now. I've shared four different posts here with the word "wait" somehow linked in the title. God must know that I have a hard time waiting.     But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. … Continue reading Waiting With Jesus

Simple Gratitude

My plans for "Thanksgiving" had loomed large before me this fall. Appointments with Specialists with the accompanying tests and procedures did little to alleviate the weakness that had become all too familiar. How could I celebrate Thanksgiving with my family, and more importantly, how could I celebrate the gift of being thankful when I felt … Continue reading Simple Gratitude

God Will Take Care Of You

  You might remember a prayer request that I shared last spring for my sister-in-law, Joyce, who had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. Today I am sharing a beautiful Thanksgiving story of how God met her and my brother this fall in a very special way.   (Photo taken in 2015 … Continue reading God Will Take Care Of You

Joy Comes in the Morning

    Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. Psalm 30:5 ESV   Throughout my years of reading the Scriptures, this verse has been one of my favorites. It has brought such a comfort into so many hard places. When night fell it seemed that the problems always loomed much … Continue reading Joy Comes in the Morning