Advent Blessings

I have been so very blessed by all of the prayers, Scriptures, songs, and words of encouragement that have been shared with me this last week. God overwhelmed me in the middle of hard places. Jesus met me with Spirit-led gifts, and they were perfect examples of what Advent is really all about.     … Continue reading Advent Blessings

A Gift of Joy

The disappointment flooded over me, as I heard God calling me to stay put for the day: rest was the name of the game for me. My yearly physical had left my body depleted, and the pain in my hands as they stiffened and tightened into their familiar "paddle" shape, only served to emphasize my … Continue reading A Gift of Joy

Endless Lack or Holy Fullness, Part 2

   This post is not one of my normal writings. This last week has been extremely rough, with trials knocking me flat. And yet, this week has been one of the most beautiful times for me, as moments of GRACE from the hand of my Jesus have slipped in around me all unaware. And I would … Continue reading Endless Lack or Holy Fullness, Part 2

Name above All Names

John 17:1 NIV   Since the middle of August, my daily Bible reading has consisted of one chapter, the same single chapter. Yes, you heard me correctly, and no, I have not just quit my reading after that first day's "chapter-a-day requirement" was finished. 🙂 For years now, I have asked the Lord where He … Continue reading Name above All Names

Have Mercy on me Oh God

From the middle of the storm, a poem was birthed. The words are few but given for any who wonder at the waves they face. His compassion pours forth, and OH! His love comes rushing when each child calls.   Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great … Continue reading Have Mercy on me Oh God

You Have Need of Patience

  I had started this post a week ago, the thoughts echoing through my mind, thinking I understood what the lesson was all about. . . . Patience . . . it was a "hard word" that I heard from the Lord almost a year ago. On that day at the Doctor's office, the Rheumatologist … Continue reading You Have Need of Patience

A Love that Lasts

This past week my friend Meghan Weyerbacher published her first book, a contemporary romance that tells the story of how love grows in the heart. It's available by clicking here to go to Amazon, or you can copy the link in the photo below to go to Meghan's landing page on her blog. Meghan manages to draw … Continue reading A Love that Lasts

Being Led

  Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV The text came early on Sunday morning that our dear friend, my husband's best friend from early childhood, had stepped over into eternity. He, who was a farmer for all of his life, understood what it meant to lead and to be led. So, as the cancer had ravaged his body, … Continue reading Being Led