God’s Directions

Going to a women’s fellowship Saturday evening, I had never been there before. So Danny gave me some good directions and I punched the address in my GPS.  Those two sets of directions didn’t say the same thing.  I followed the GPS and it got me there. But not without some decision-making skills needed.  Once I left the highway there were many forks in the road without any road signs.  But each time I turned on the wrong road my GPS said “Recalculating” which meant I needed to turn around and take the other road.  Leaving in the dark that …

Look Up!

It was my first time in the radiation room. I was on my back,arms above my head, for the cancer treatment and heard the technician say ” We’re ready to start now. We will be able to see and hear you in case you need us.” She smiled and walked out the door. I heard the heavy door close and all was silent.  It seemed like I was in a vacuum. Not a sound. I was feeling entirely isolated. Soon I heard a whirring sound and we were underway. I started praying for God to give me strength and courage. …

Time for a U-Turn

    “With her two daughters-in-law she left the place where she had been living and set out on the road that would take them back to the land of Judah.” Ruth 1: 7 After moving to Moab for “awhile,”, tragedy strikes Elimelech’s family.  Elimelech dies and then more tragedy as both sons also die.  Naomi, who traveled down the highway to Moab with a family of four is now left alone.  How do you think she feels?  How would you feel – perhaps abandoned by God or forgotten by God? But Naomi really wasn’t really alone.  She is left with two Moabite …

Commit Problems to God and Rest in Him

Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived on earth, wrote these encouraging words found in Proverbs 3: 5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.”   In these verses we are told to turn everything over to God; when we are able to do so, we have the promise God will direct our paths. Commitment means a complete hands off; God is able to solve my problems no matter how difficult, and all He asks me to do is trust Him with all my …

Going Deep in Trust

Today we are going to discuss going deep in trusting the Lord. It’s easy to trust when we can see the path ahead. It’s easy to step out into something that is known. But, what about the unknown? It’s not so easy to trust when you have no idea what you are moving into. When you don’t know where your path will lead. But this is exactly what the Lord is calling us to do. Proverbs 3: 5 tells us to, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” And in Jeremiah 17: 7 we read, “Blessed is the man …

Going Deeper in God’s Understanding

Today we will be discussing going deeper into God’s understanding. This means that we will not lean upon our own understanding, but rather on God’s.  There are times when God calls us to go against man’s understanding. These are places where what we are doing makes no sense to “man”.  Many years ago now, I graduated with a degree in radiologic science (I took x-rays).  I loved my job and enjoyed serving the patients. But, I had a greater desire than serving my patients. God had placed a desire within me to be home with my baby. And so, I …

Rounding the Bases of Life

Our 7 year old grandson made a home run last night. It was a stop and go sort of run. He made it to first base and the other team overthrew the ball so his coach urged him to keep going. Then he rounded second and headed for third. He almost got tagged by a player and ran back towards second. Again the reprieve of an overthrown ball and he went on to third after all. Finally, the coach and the parents too urged him to run on home. He was elated! We all hollered his name out loud as …