Today’s Promise

When Christ told us to walk the straight and narrow, He didn’t promise that the way would be SMOOTH. The valleys, the rivers, the mountains are all there. We have to learn to climb out of the valleys, to climb over the mountains and to navigate the raging waters. Thank God for a very strong hand Who helps us through all the ups and downs, and Who is our life raft over the waters. What a mighty God we serve!

I Like Me Better When I Focus on YOU

I have been filling up journals since I first got married (a LONG time ago).  A few of them I plan to burn. While it is interesting to see how I’ve grown over the years, I REALLY don’t like the scared person I used to be. My journals are filled with so many fears about so many things, along with the assumption that if I will just do something it will fix the problem. Waaaa, waaaa, waaaa! Quite frankly, it nearly makes me ill to read those scaredy-cat writings. And I’m fairly certain I don’t want others to read them,… Continue reading

Real Life

“The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own’, or ‘real’ life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one’s real life–the life God is sending one day by day: what one calls one’s ‘real life’ is a phantom of one’s own imagination.” -C. S. Lewis, 1943

The Comfort of God

“The problem with God isn’t that He has been tried and found wanting, it is that He has been wanting to be tried.  People who could find all of the peace, solace and strength they could ever need and more hit bottom because they refuse to ask God for the help He willingly and lovingly offers.” – Jerry Godsey, Third Option Men (posted on www.blogofmanly.com) Over the years God has grown me through various trials. It’s no secret that trials aren’t fun, even when you have the assurance that with God’s leading you will come out the other side. It has… Continue reading

The Weight of Tearlessness

I have read a couple of great blog posts from friends the last couple of days. Both spoke about the need to face our struggles and rely on God to help us. One friend jokingly said, “If only there were calories in tears.” I responded to her, “Tears take a different sort of weight off.” As I have thought about that today, I’ve realized that where I encourage others to have a good cry every now and then, I don’t really take my own advice. Sometimes I feel that if I began to cry over some of the things my… Continue reading