God’s Predictions to Weather Life’s Storms

God's Predictions to Weather Life's Storms

All week there were predictions of thunderstorms, but we never saw a drop of rain.

I asked Robert if it was supposed to rain Friday. He said they were predicting thunderstorms between 4-6 AM Friday morning, but, otherwise, it was supposed to clear off.

There is a group of folks that get together from our church each month for an outing of some sort. It’s always on a Friday morning and sometimes can last all day. I have some standing… Continue reading

A Prayer for Acceptance

A Prayer for Acceptance

This prayer for acceptance is taken from the Let it Go, 10 Meditative Affirmation Prayers CD. It is based on ten spiritual practices I discovered that allowed me to let go of the physical weight I struggled with most of my life, along with the emotional and spiritual weight I carried.

Acceptance is one of the most powerful spiritual practices that, if we do it, our lives will have greater peace and joy.

Accepting God’s Love

Too often, we… Continue reading

How Animals Teach Us About God

Hen With Brood Under Her Wings Luke 13:34

Job 12:7 “Ask the animals and they will teach you.”

Robert and I were taught about God through an animal during our latest travel adventure. We were fortunate to visit the island of Kauai in Hawaii.

It was as beautiful as I imagined. The ocean is stunning with ribbons of color – greens, blues, and turquoise.

But what I hadn’t imagined were roosters and hens running around everywhere!

I learned that prior to 300 A.D., the islands were so remote… Continue reading

How Do You Learn and Maintain Stillness

 

HowDoYouLearnAndMaintainStillness

The question was asked of me by Lemuel on my Facebook page: How do you maintain stillness? It was such a great question that I thought it deserved a thoughtful response.

 

Benefits of Learning to Be Still

 

One of my favorite Bible verses is Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.” It is in stillness that we can experience God’s presence.

 

Learning to be still and maintaining stillness is the ultimate spiritual… Continue reading

What Does it Mean to Rest in the Lord

What Does it Mean to Rest in the Lord

When I saw this little baby resting in his father’s arms at a church service, this was a visual example (and reminder) of what it means to rest in the Lord.

 

Jesus says in the Bible verse, Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (NRSV)

 

We live in a society where rest is discouraged. Coming from the sales profession the motto is,… Continue reading

The Gift and Power of God’s Grace

For By Grace Are You Saved Through Faith Ephesians 2:8-9

May these words help to illustrate the gift and power of God’s grace.

 

Robert and I took my mother to our little family friendly eatery for lunch.

 

Always people watching, I noticed a little girl around the age of two or three following her mother like a little chick. She was cute as one too with her blond pigtails and perfectly coordinated pink outfit.

 

Her wide blue eyes blinked up at me and held my gaze. She… Continue reading

A Poem from Care Receivers and Prayer for Caregivers

A Poem from Care Receivers and Prayer for Caregivers

This prayer for caregivers was inspired by the following poem from a care receiver. The poem hung in the room my mother shared with another resident at her care facility.

 

My mother’s roommate never spoke. In fact, she never moved. She was bedridden. Walking into the room, my heart always broke for her. There at her side would be her devoted husband and caregiver.

 

My mother’s roommate died along with her husband. They had made it into their… Continue reading

A Story Of Letting Go and Letting God

Let Go and Let God In All Things

Letting go and letting God isn’t just about letting go of struggle or challenges you face in relationships or within yourself. Letting go and letting God means letting go of problems of a physical nature too. Let me explain. I also call this: When God shows off.

 

How this Letting Go Challenge Began

 

In August 2013 my 93-year-old mother had a series of four falls in one week. Thankfully, she didn’t break anything. But her physician and… Continue reading

Stop Thinking I’m Too Old Or It’s Too Late

You're Never Too Old and It's Never Too Late Like These Late Tulips

Do you ever have thoughts of I’m too old or it’s too late in your life? I know I have. Those thoughts of, I shouldn’t have taken that job, I shouldn’t have majored in that in college, I should have finished college, I should have followed my instincts, I should have done – whatever that should isYou need to let those thoughts go.

 

Here’s a story (and some hard facts) that I hope will banish… Continue reading

Control Your Tongue, Control Your Peace

Your Tongue Is Like a Rudder on a Ship

I love the little but powerful book of James. James talks about the tongue. Not controlling your tongue will steal your peace.

 

James Chapter 3, verses 4-6 says, “Look at ships: though they are so large that it takes strong winds to drive them, yet they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great exploits. How great a forest is… Continue reading

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