Have you ever seen children peacefully playing together, sharing, and taking turns? Perhaps for a short time, but more commonly, they snatch, bicker, and frequently yell, “mine!” Sharing may not be a child’s strong suit, but they seem to do pretty well with forgiveness. They could be fighting and biting one minute, then hugging and
“My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14 (NIV) Do you ever have trouble sleeping? This is unusual for me as I am chronically fatigued from the mental and physical demand of raising three young, energetic boys. Our days are filled with curiosity, conflict, and craziness. Needless to say,
In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 Is it really possible to prevent our hearts from hurting? Being rejected is a difficult pill to swallow. In most cases, it leaves that weird sensation of having something stuck in our throat. Each time we swallow, it’s there, reminding
I have summoned you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1 In the entertaining Disney movie, Moana, a young girl voyages to save her people from famine and the darkness threatening to destroy her island. Her quest is to find the demigod, Maui, who has stolen the heart of the goddess Te Fiti and convince
Old habits are hard to break. They’re like a well worn path we’ve taken a million times. It’s familiar. Predictable. And despite the fact that it may not be the most direct route, it’s the way we choose to go. My well worn path was lined with negative self-talk. I’m a failure. I’m unlovable. I’m
“Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?” Job 1:8 It was back. The sound of wind blowing in my ear. No, I wasn’t driving in the car, windows down. I wasn’t at the beach.
For I am the Lord Your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13 My alarm went off. Ready or not, the day was here. I knew it was coming, I just didn’t think it would get here this fast. Nor that
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. Psalm 139:8 My cell phone screen lit up, alerting me to a new message. It was a friend asking to meet for lunch. Although I enjoy spending time with her, I didn’t want to
via Daily Prompt: Cherish My grandfather is on Hospice Care and will likely go home to be with the Lord in the next few days. He will be the first of my four grandparents to pass. I’m sure it will be difficult on my family, especially my grandmother, as they have been partners in crime
No one likes the darkness. No one willingly answers his knock at the door and invites him in. He simply invades our mind, casting shadows of doubt into the corners of our soul. He represents feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and fear. Darkness inhibits mental clarity and produces hopelessness. Many are devastated by its presence.