"Look! Here come the sifters!" I had a dream this morning where someone unknown to me stood beside me and said those words, pointing in the distance. I woke up wondering what it meant. This is what I know: We've been going through some things individually and corporately, and have felt the beating of our … Continue reading Sifting…
"Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him! How I've proved Him o'er and o'er. Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! O for grace to trust Him more!" -Louisa M.R. Stead I've read that this song was written out of great suffering. Louisa had gone on a picnic at the beach with her husband and young daughter. A boy … Continue reading Tis So Sweet
The last few days in prayer, I've been feeling a strong opposition coming. I'm not sure whether it's discouragement or just an onslaught of attack but it was definitely a warning to pray. The words I got in response to my initial fear about it were be courageous, stand strong, don't give up, pray up, … Continue reading Tenacity
We recently had a ... situation in our little family that kept us home for two days. It was a mess of a problem. But, let me tell you truly, God is in your mess. God works in all situations, but I wonder if some of His greatest work is done in our messiest moments. … Continue reading Grateful in the Midst of the Mess
Most, if not all of us, have had promises to us broken. We've been left disappointed and confused, frustrated and hurt. I have been disappointed. I've been scarred and angry from promises unfulfilled, many of which have affected my life and the lives of my children. This disappointment can affect every relationship I have including … Continue reading Promises, Promises.
My pastor said something last night at prayer about kicking against the goads. Being that I work in a farming company, I decided to look more into what that means. To kick against the goads in farming is basically the ox telling the farmer, "No! I don't want to," or "I want to go my … Continue reading It’s Hard to Kick Against the Goads.
Last night I had a flashback to something I'd done many, many years ago. I hadn't thought about this thing for a long time. It was one of those big sins that although others may have thought it wasn't as big a deal as I thought it was, to me it is deserving of the … Continue reading His Grace is Sufficient