Hope Along the Way

Hope Along the Way

I often ask the Lord to teach me, to show me the path He has laid out for my life. My desire to do His will is sincere but I often put up roadblocks that prevent me from fully walking in His truth. Psalm 86:11 says, “Teach me Your way, O Lord, that I may […]

Time to Relax

Time to Relax

Earlier this week, I lost a filling in my tooth, but I was able to get it replaced this morning at the dentist. I don’t know about you, but I find myself tensing up whenever I sit in the dentist chair even if it is only for a cleaning. Today’s procedure wasn’t painful. It wasn’t […]

Hope When People Disappoint You

Hope When People Disappoint You

In Jane Austen’s well-known classic novel Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth’s sister Jane is shocked when the antagonist Wickham’s true character is revealed. “What a stroke this was for poor Jane! who would have willingly have gone through the world without believing that so much wickedness existed in the whole race of mankind, as was here […]

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 […]

Open Our Eyes, Lord

Open Our Eyes, Lord

I recently watched a documentary on Fanny Crosby. Born in 1820, Fanny had an eye infection as a baby and a man who claimed to be a doctor, but was not, treated her incorrectly, causing permanent blindness. However, Fanny was an exceptional child and learned to excel despite her handicap. The most fascinating part to […]

True Hope

True Hope

“But this I call to mind,     and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;     his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning;     great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,     “therefore I will hope in him.” – Lamentations 3:21- 24  Hope isn’t the word that comes to my […]