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He Knows My Name

  As we age, remembering someone’s name, of whom you just met, can be a challenge. Calling someone by their name shows respect, and shows you care and that they are important. When you think of how big our God is, it’s hard to imagine that He knows every person’s name on the planet. But, He does. God is waiting on you. If you believe this, but don’t really know God, take a moment of your day and imagine a God who created the heavens and earth, knows you and knows your name. Talk to God as if He were …

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Our Present Darkness

As I came into the dark bedroom one morning where the computer/office is now I noticed something in the chair. I reached out to touch it in the dark and it was a group of tiny stuffed animals all arranged just so. One of the grands had been playing in this room and the evidence sat mutely there. I laughed as I switched on the light and discovered which toys they were. Without the light I had no idea what it was. Oh beloved, God speaks to my heart. Sometimes we just have to reach out in the dark. We …

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The Glitchy Life

Working from home has its perks and I’ve been doing it now since mid March. I have an app downloaded that allows the calls to the office to ring on my cell phone. Yesterday was a big day for phone calls. But it was also a big day for glitchy internet at the office. And for some reason not all of the calls would connect right here. I did a lot of calling numbers back here. Oh beloved, aren’t we thankful that with the Lord there is never a dropped or missed call? Never. Technology is awesome, but we don’t …

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Message From God

Well I had one crazy dream last night. It was a conglomeration of events and among the events was me handing hubby a bowl of soup. As he was stirring it I told him, “By the way it’s cat soup.” We both woke up and I told him about it. He responded, “Hope that’s not prophetic.” Oh beloved, there are some crazy things going on in this world right now. Don’t we hope this isn’t a series of crazy bad dreams that we never wake up from. You may be feeling that you may have to resort to things you …

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It’s Been A Rough Day

As I woke up one morning in April I was reminded of the polio outbreak of the early 50’s. In the United States, the 1952 epidemic was the worst outbreak in the nation’s history, and is credited with heightening parents’ fears of the disease. Of the 57,628 cases reported that year 3,145 died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis. I remember the fear. And I remember the sugar cubes with pink medicine that would prove to eradicate the dreaded disease forever in the US. I also remember knowing people who had contracted the disease. Oh beloved, why …

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The Power to Encourage

  Encouragement is powerful.  It’s incredible.  It inspires, it motivates and it lifts people up.  On the other hand, discouragement is just the opposite.  It put people down, it hurt and injure them.  And for some, it stop them in their tracks and keep them from moving forward. In the book of Acts we are told of a man by the name of Barnabas.  While there are many aspects of his life, it is specifically noted in Acts 4: 36 that he is called the “Son of Consolation.”  However, Barnabas was certainly good at “lifting another’s spirit”. Consequently we see …

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Together is Better

I’ve talked about teams before; being connected to people, having the same interests, the same goals. Our current environment has forced us all to alter our lives to a new normal. We have been asked to stay home to prevent the spread of this virus. To some, staying home, getting back to our family, is a wonderful thing. A time to reflect and continue our continuity within our family unit. It’s always been God’s desire for us to be together. In the Bible, it tells us that we need each other. Together is better, but unfortunately there are broken families, lives …

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The Hope

We went to visit my aunt yesterday. She is so ready to go home from rehab. She was sure she was going home today. While we were there, she was convinced that surely tomorrow would be the day. After we left, I got the message that Thursday would be her day. She will be living, hoping and waiting for Thursday. Scripture comes to mind – Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life. I get it don’t you? Sometimes we can so focus on what’s going on around us that we …

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Sheet Changing Day

We’ve all found comfort in daily busy-ness. But now God is calling us to find our comfort in Him alone.    Yesterday was sheet changing day. That meant the pillow cases as well. So that meant that all the pillows were in the floor without cases. When I went to put the fresh sheets on the bed I also put pillow cases on all the pillows and placed them back in their spots. I evidently got the right pillows on hubby’s side of the bed. He slept fine. But I must have picked the wrong pillows for my side. I …

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Wash Your Hands and Have a Laugh

God wants you to know this morning that even in the worst of times it’s okay to find laughter in the midst of it because Joy is one of your strengths.     One evening after hubby and I had been outside we came in to wash our hands. I started washing mine first and I looked at him and said you know you’re supposed to wash your hands for twenty minutes. He said no it’s 20 seconds. I had thought when I said 20 minutes that something wasn’t right but I repeated it. Yes 20 minutes. He repeated his …

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Steady As She Goes

God says I AM that I AM. I AM your Captain and I will navigate you safely to the yet unseen shore.   “Steady as she goes.” I hear these words as I get up this morning. So of course I look for the origin of the phrase and I find it quite interesting. Here is what I read: It is a instruction from the captain to the helmsman of a ship, to keep the ship heading steadily on the same course regardless of gusts of wind or cross-currents. And then I read these words: When in vicinity of the …

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God’s Discovery Channel

God is allowing us to discover new insights and fresh truth. We are entering uncharted territory. Nature has thrown us a curve that science hasn’t even found truth for.   I am sitting here this morning wondering what the message will be and I hear the word Discovery. We love the Discovery Channel. I am more drawn to the nature type shows and hubby likes the science and technology stuff. We have plenty to watch for both of us. Oh beloved, this morning God is giving us an opportunity in this rough season. He is opening up for us a …