Joy in the Waiting

Joy in the Waiting

“Mommy, mommy, mommy! MOMMY MOMMY!!!” As my child calls for me with increasing urgency and volume, I try to quickly finish rinsing the heavy pan I have been washing, dry my hands, and go to him. It doesn’t take long, but that doesn’t matter to my son – I didn’t come immediately and he is […]

But God…

But God…

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning in life. The problems, the people, the responsibilities, the expectations – all of it overwhelms me. Lately I’ve been struggling with the discouragement of things from the past. […]

What Happens on Facebook…

What Happens on Facebook…

What happens on Facebook stays on Facebook. Right? Or Instagram, or Twitter, or Snapchat, or TikTok, or – you get the idea. Whatever we do and say on social media stays there, right?  Hopefully, the very thought of that being true made you spit out your coffee and yell “NO!” Sometimes we are shocked by […]

Unfriended & Unseen

Unfriended & Unseen

I was scrolling through Facebook when it happened. I thought of someone who had left our church a while back, wondered how they were doing, and searched for them to see what was going on in their lives – only to find their profile with the ominous “Add Friend” button. With a twisting sensation in […]

Remember

Remember

11 Seek the Lord and his strength;     seek his presence continually! 12 Remember the wondrous works that he has done,     his miracles and the judgments he uttered… 1 Chronicles 16:11-12 (emphasis mine) At the beginning of a new year, some people like to choose a focus word for the year ahead. While I have never […]

My Hiding Place

My Hiding Place

You are my hiding place and my shield;     I hope in your word. Psalm 119:114 I don’t know about you, but this is a year when I often want to hide. There is so much ugliness happening around us. People on all sides of every issue are hurting. It’s so easy to default to the outraged ranting that […]