Trials and Troubles
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NIV) "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many ... Read more
I'd made an appointment with the orthopod yesterday, a follow up visit from when I had the injection in my hip last month. The effect has pretty much worn off, and I'm taking the meloxicam again - trying for half a pill a day, or every other day... Read more
And not for burgers or chocolate or pizza.
Nor for lentil loaf, baked fish, or pink grapefruit.
I am hungry for more of the Lord. More of Jesus. More of God's presence in my life. More of the filling of the Holy Spirit. Only God can real... Read more
I Am Not Ashamed
Of course as a believer in Christ, I am not ashamed of the gospel - it is the power of salvation to all those who believe. I am not ashamed of Jesus Christ - for all He's done in my life, I want always in every way to honor Him.
But I reali... Read more
Be the Love
This is the phrase that has been repeating itself in my mind today.
I know there's that saying, "Be the change you want to see."
Personally, I can think of no greater or more powerful force for change than the Love of God. Even just based... Read more
Taking Personal Responsibility
Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth. The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along t... Read more
Making God Smile
One of the things my daughter (Abi, aka RAPTORMELON) and I have been trying to do this new year - besides eating healthier foods and keeping active - is estabishing devotional time with my two grandkids, aged 10 1/2 and almost-7. We have this On... Read more
I was so delighted this morning when I got on the scale - I'm down to a weight I haven't seen since it began creeping up on me again! The temptation is to become too relaxed. But I know I CAN take a LITTLE break, because I've already met my fit... Read more
Almost all yesterday and last night it was snowing. Late in the afternoon when I saw the mound that had accumulated on my van since coming home from work, I told my daughter Abi that I wasn't going to go to Bible study. Not that I don't WANT to ... Read more
What Shall We Say, Then?
Trying to rack up my Sparkpoints, there remained blogging. So, I go to my page and try to think of a title, a theme, a subject. What to say? And that brought to mind the scripture. Actually, in looking for one, I found others similar. So here ar... Read more
First Day of the New Year
I could have slept later, but bladder and bowel wouldn't let me. Just as well - tomorrow I have to set my alarm for 4:55. That gives me a few minutes to answer nature's call before going down to my bike...30 minutes of Pedaling and Prayer...a sh... Read more
OOF - dah!
I was never very graceful ANYWAY. My art form was VISUAL, not dance, and so I have spent hours SITTING to do my craft. And after (mumble) years of this sedentary behavior, well...the joints are not too keen on me doing anything that requires fle... Read more
How's that saying go? What you are is God's gift to you - what you become is your gift to God. Something like that.
So, I've been given this body. For years I made poor choices ...habit, ignorance...But it's a new day, and I can make better ch... Read more
It's all how you look at things.
It is so easy to look only with what our eyes can see, and become alarmed, discouraged, and worried. Which is why I daily need to go to the Word of God and get a more heavenly perspective of things. " Heaven an... Read more
You Never Know...
In my prayers, I ask the Lord to help me make a difference. I often bring before Him all the kids in whose lives I've ever played a part - be it babysitter, Pioneer Girl or Missionette leader, teacher of art or Spanish, paraprofessional or Teach... Read more