Last week, in my post about thinking back on the goals we set in January (way back then!) and assessing our progress toward those goals, I mentioned the benefit of finding – and keeping company with – faith builders. Those gals who lift us up – strengthening our faith and helping us walk closer with… Read More How Can I Be an Encourager?
We have finished six months in 2020. I know, seriously, in many ways, it feels a lot longer than six months; but all the unusual (and completely unanticipated) events aside, we are half-way through the year. The half-way mark seems like an appropriate time to rehearse – or take account of – our goals for… Read More A Mid-year Reassessing of Our January Goals
Today. This day – another gift from the Lord. Filled with potential and gifts. Gifts from my Heavenly Father. But how often do those gifts unappreciated? Some are unappreciated because I have allowed myself to become accustomed to them. They are taken for granted. Yet, others are unappreciated because they are unclaimed. Never even accepted… Read More No Unclaimed Gifts
Summer:) There may be a few more days until it is official (on the calendar) and our temperatures lately have been rather spring-like, but in the yard (and in my mind!), it is summer. Everything is blooming and oh so pretty! Well,I am still waiting for the crape myrtle to really show off all her beauty,… Read More Lessons from the Hydrangea
It is Tuesday afternoon. I should have had a post written long before now – and had it posted as well. But I considered not posting. What else could be said about the pandemic? About our current situation? I just could not think of anything else that needed to be said just now but, truth… Read More Three Ways to Keep Our Focus
The book of Leviticus. How many times have you read through it? (Just curious.) Over the last several weeks, I have been reading this Old Testament book during my morning Bible time. It has not been without its challenges. If I am honest, more than a few mornings, I have considered not finishing it and… Read More Keep Striving and the Need for Holiness
Happy Easter weekend – and Resurrection Sunday!! As I only post on Tuesday and Friday, let me take the chance now to wish everyone a happy and blessed Easter. Yes, we will all be celebrating uniquely this year, but, oh, the quarantine has not stopped Easter. Christ’s resurrection is still true and the foundation of… Read More Happy Easter – 2020
Discernment. The dictionary included this phrase in one of its definitions: to gain “spiritual guidance and understanding.” Goodness, this has been a week for discernment. Thoughts, opinions, posts, devotions, sermons and IG reflections abound. And I have read many that have been encouraging, practical and even wise. I, too, have been seeking the Lord’s guidance… Read More Lessons From These Difficult Days: Longsuffering
Several weeks ago, I wrote a post regarding Christians and happiness. I discussed a couple of ways, I believe, we drain – even sabotage – our happiness. I ended that post saying I would follow-up with a couple of suggestions for encouraging our happiness. And, then, Valentine’s posts as well as a new link..and, well,… Read More It’s As Simple As That
Joy is not happiness. I have heard this statement – or ones just like it – more times than I can count. I have heard entire sermons preached around this statement. Joy is much more internal and not dependent upon circumstances or situation; while, happiness is an emotion that is a result of something outside… Read More Am I Sabotaging My Happiness?