When life becomes difficult, I sometimes wonder if I am strong enough, or brave enough to walk the journey. I’ll look for detours and try to ease the situation. But when I finally submit to God, I find quiet strength in Him. It’s been a couple of years since we had to leave our home and move into a rental
I hate to admit it, but sometimes, I knowingly exceed the freeway speed limit. I’ve rationalized breaking the law by thinking I’m keeping up with traffic, or the posted speed limit is a suggestion. I didn’t consider a little bit of rebellion as sin. It seemed harmless, but thanks to a bowl of oatmeal, I’ve reconsidered my thoughts. I scooped
The arena was dark with a spotlight on singer, Kari Jobe. The stage lit up with colorful lights, and you could see a faint silhouette of her band members. She began to sing “We Are” and one-by-one women across the arena turned on their cell phones. The twinkling lights pierced the darkness in one accord. We are the light of
I faced a deadline when suddenly my daughter phoned. The baby had a fever of 102.6 degrees. While I was on the phone, my son sent a text message. In the background, my husband was asking if I could transfer money into his business account. My day seemed like one big interruption, and the clock kept ticking. Frustration overcame me
One morning, I was cleaning kitchen counters and loading dishes in the dishwasher. I remembered the butter dish was empty. I began to wash the decorative dish with soapy water and then, I felt it again. The smooth ceramic finish had a rough corner—it was broken. After I dried my hands and found my magnifying glass. Like a “want to
I have no sense of direction. When I drive beyond familiar roads, my husband prints directions with arrows and highlighted instructions. Naturally, I sang the Hallelujah Chorus when I owned a car with a Global Positioning System (GPS), but trusting my GPS was another story. On one particular road trip, God reveal that my trust issues went beyond my GPS.
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