Woke up at 330 this morning and thought I ought to read the Word. My pastor has been woken up for a while around this time and that's what he did - this is in the same manner as Jesus who got up before everyone and prayed (what my Bible study leader - my pastor's … Continue reading 2 Thessalonians 3
I woke up at 2 am and a situation from yesterday was brought to the forefront of my thoughts. I thought about how I was so prideful and grumbling. In a moment of frustration yesterday I thought, "I deserve..." In reality I was shaking my fist at God in my heart. I was very childish … Continue reading Deserving
I believe every word in the Word is meaningful and holds secrets/mysteries of God we are to seek out. Even tiny words: if, for, and, but, or, then, etc. have special meaning. Another word would have been used in its place otherwise. Therefore (that’s another one), any time I read the Word I look for words that … Continue reading Kept
As part of the corporate word for 2019 is to "dig in," this is my prayer. That everything else falls away and all that's left is Jesus. That at every turn my eyes would be fixed on him, not the pain, circumstance, or fear. Something is always going to be happening around us, but we … Continue reading 2019: Dig In
As I was frantically getting ready for work this morning (as per usual with young kids) I said, "Lord, you must have a lot of confidence in me to think I can do this (kids, work, house manager, the near-eternal laundry, etc.)." I felt a gentle voice correcting me, "My confidence does not lie in … Continue reading Confidence
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"I think strong-willed children delight in raising our blood pressure." -Dr. James Dobson The New Strong-Willed Child, 2014. Tyndale House Publishers