From the Corner

This past week God brought another old song to my memory, and had me revisit an old post from August of 2016. You can read it by clicking here   In that post, I talked about being a corner-sitter. How I've always been a corner-sitter, "I’ve a confession to make. I am a corner-sitter. Have … Continue reading From the Corner

Stop and Smell the Flowers

https://youtu.be/_PkDusBOdR0   Fifteen years ago this spring I heard this song for the first time on Christian radio. There were so many good thoughts contained within the song, but this one phrase is what seemed to burn in my heart: "take us to the throne room, in the city of our God" We had just … Continue reading Stop and Smell the Flowers

Singing His Glory

  My heart is flowing with thanksgiving for all of the prayers offered for me as I was shut in with the after-effects of last week's infusion. I am so grateful for the time that He gave to call me deeper into His heart. While the physical effects were heavy, the soul effects were heavier, … Continue reading Singing His Glory

Our Compassionate Father

When I heard God whisper the word "compassion" during the closing months of last year, I knew that a surrender was being called forth.  I had remembered that the root words for compassion mean to "suffer with." And so I sat down with His Spirit to ask what He meant . . . Well, actually … Continue reading Our Compassionate Father

Mercy in the Withering

  At the back edge of my daughter's yard there stands a gnarled, withered old apple tree. When I spent several days with her last week, I found myself drawn to this tree each morning.  It was the aging of the fruit scattered on the ground and the withering of the leaves that felt familiar … Continue reading Mercy in the Withering

His Ways Are So High

Just when we thought spring was finally on its way, our tricky Midwestern weather decided it needed another backwards dance with ice and snow.   My heart can sometimes feel that backwards pull.  Maybe yours does also?   After decades of praying for relief for my husband's chronic knee injury, when the actual surgery for … Continue reading His Ways Are So High

A Letter to my Friends

Hello, My Friend, I am so thankful that you asked how I was doing the other day. You see, on many days it’s hard for me to get out, and I really do appreciate your concern. Sometimes when people look at me, it’s hard to tell that anything difficult is going on because much of … Continue reading A Letter to my Friends

A Hiding Place

It was late in the day before I could flip the calendar for that day's Scripture. But when I saw the verse, my heart felt a sweet stirring from the Lord as I realized that only God could have brought about such perfect timing:   Psalm 32:7   Six years ago this week our oldest … Continue reading A Hiding Place

Worry and Concern — An Allegory

When I joined the Feedback Team for Finding Purpose, Book 2 in Chronic Joy’s THRIVE Study Series, I was so intrigued by the activities included with the study questions. One of the options was an invitation to write an allegory based on the differences between worry and concern. Writing this story became a way to … Continue reading Worry and Concern — An Allegory