"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
"But godliness with contentment is great gain."1 Timothy 6:8 The world we live in makes it incredibly hard to be content. We've got everything from automatic vacuum cleaners to microwaves that nuke our food in seconds to smart homes. Everything we could ever want is right at our fingertips, and if there's anything we lack … Continue reading Contentment…