SMALL BEGINNINGS

Small beginnings.  They don’t sound too impressive.  We like things to start big, with lots of fanfare, plenty of buzz ahead of time on social media, and lots of publicity followed by an impressive launch.  We start a new year with big ideas of all the things we will do better this time.  We change…

ALL OF THE ABOVE

Life is so full of choices, especially for most people in this country.  I understand there are millions around the world who have almost no choices at all, but that is for another day.  If you are an adult living in middle to upper-class America today, there are almost endless choices to make every day….

STILL WATERS

There is upheaval in my heart, Lord. There are issues, questions, waiting, more questions, repeated prayers that feel like they are on an endless loop, more prayer requests, and more people to care about. Some days I let it become a burden and forget that it isn’t mine to carry.   I am your Shepherd;…

TIC TOC

  I am becoming so aware of how much time I waste.  I was reading Psalm 119:37 yesterday, “Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through Your word.”  Also, Psalm 101:3 “I will set no worthless thing before my eyes…” There are so many worthless things!  How quickly I am caught up…

WASH YOUR HANDS

Maybe you’ve seen the little sign floating around on social media.  It says “Wash your hands and say your prayers, because Jesus and germs are everywhere.”  It’s catchy, it’s cute, and I am definitely going to have to make one of those for my bathroom wall. But you know it’s profoundly true, as well.  We…

MORE THAN REASONABLE

If you grew up going to Sunday School like I did, you are pretty familiar with the Israelites and their history.  If you didn’t, I offer a very brief summary.  God chose them to be His very own people through whom He would show the entire world that He alone was God.  A covenant was…

VOICES OF POWER

Our voices are so important.  Yours is.  Mine is.  The world needs our voices.  Yours.  Mine.  Our voices and our words impact those around us.  They make a difference.  They have the power to give hope to someone who is struggling.  They can speak truth and light where there has been confusion and darkness.  Our…