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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Wish You Could Sleep Through It?

God wants us to know today that even though we want to sleep through it, He is wide awake and always on the throne.     This morning I woke up and thought “wish I could just sleep through it”. Rain again. Today’s rain makes this the longest stretch of consecutive rain days since 1986. I truly just want to sleep through it. Oh beloved, there are other things we’d like to sleep through aren’t there? The virus situation, family problems, financial woes, uncertain outcomes. All these things make the heart faint and the body tired. But God wants us to …

The Doll

I love baby dolls. So I had the most awesome time hunting for the perfect baby doll for our youngest granddaughter, complete with all the sounds and effects of a real baby. Not long after Christmas she was visiting at our house and I asked where her baby was. “Oh she’s turned off” was the reply. You can turn the sounds of that baby off with just a flip of a switch. Being able to silence the baby doll meant that nobody has to hear all those noises at her house and granddaughter can leave it all behind when she …

Paralyzed

When my husband was temporarily paralyzed from a stroke, I got paralyzed too – by fear. Although hubby’s paralysis left and it’s never recurred, my paralysis tries to come back on occasion. Can anyone relate? Oh beloved, fear is the ultimate “paralyzer”. It will grab you and keep you from moving forward. It will tie you to the bed of sorrow and cause you to remain immobile and unmovable. But our God is a forward God. His momentum is to compel us to live a forward facing, continually moving in the Spirit life. No one is ever meant to succumb …

Don’t Live Looking Back

We made a quick trip to my husband’s childhood stomping grounds. Unfortunately it’s another family funeral. But as always along the way there are highlights of his youth and we talk about special places like the first place he killed a deer. Then there’s Ranger Hill. Always fun because it’s like a wind tunnel with signs to warn the driver of the current. Except they are now in the process of cutting back the grade of that hilly climb. It’s for safety but another childhood spot will be just a memory. Oh beloved, it’s a good thing we don’t have …

Final Resting Place?

Where my hubby grew up you can see for miles and miles and more miles. At night is especially so. The lights of Danny’s hometown can be seen from just outside the larger city, roughly 45 miles away. So it’s no surprise that we could see the yellow house of his aunt and uncle long before we got there. It has changed, but it remains the same. Good memories dwell in the yard and house. Our daughters’ first horse rides happened there along with other family fun. One can also see the cemetery where his father is laid to rest …

Satan’s Tool

 Satan’s tool is not an active sinner, but an inactive saint. Satan has a lot of tools he uses to entice, deviate or persuade us into doing things against God. He’s on the lookout, not for the guy who is deep in sin, but the guy who claims to be a Christian, but neglects becoming a part of the Christian life. You see, the devil already is in the mind of the thief, the murderer, the liar. He doesn’t have to work too hard to lure these people. But, satan’s favorite prey is the person who is good and moral, attends …

The Heart of Ruth

“But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people and your God my God.”  Ruth 1: 16  (ESV). The words that come to mind as I read the verses were vow, commitment, covenant, oath.  Then I thought who are my committed friendship like this?  Who am I doing life with, committed to, loyal to and in covenant with?  Not only who is this committed to me but who am I this committed to? …

Post The Word

With some of my grands in tow I went over to see a friend’s house still under construction. She invited us along with several others to write Scriptures and encouragement on the studs of the building before the sheet-rock and trim went up. What a cool idea! Even the grands, who know her and like her a lot, took a marker and wrote! It was so much fun! To know that through the years the words written will remain as a hidden reminder of the blessings of God is quite wonderful. Oh beloved, the Word is Spirit and life! When …