Relationships (pt. 4): I Was Made for This

I have more than one Bible in my house. The thought struck me today as I was packing for vacation. One of my Bibles I had just placed near the top of my suitcase as I sat down to study my life group lesson (a small group that we have at our church on Sunday mornings). Since…

“Lord, help.”

It’s so easy to get busy, busy, busy! Constantly I am reminding myself: Slow down. Enjoy the moment. Appreciate smiles. This makes a difference! While my life doesn’t particularly get less busy, it’s important for me to put things in perspective. I had coffee with a friend the other day and we were talking about…

Vulnerability First

As I’m reading the first couple chapters in No More Faking Fine, by Esther Fleece, I’m struck by a couple thoughts. This is the book that Rebekah chose for our online book club May choice. This book starts off very intense, with the author describing situations that she found herself in which made her shut…

Prayer (Quotes Version)

I realize that there is so much out there on prayer that sometimes we just nod and go on with our lives. But we’ve just begun a new series at my church on prayer, and I’ve found some quotes from wise people on the subject. What is prayer? It seems like it should be simple….

Psalm 139 (Part 5 of 5)

I have previously posted a series from Psalm 139, and today will be my last section. If you want to check out the rest, click here! The beginning of this passage is David’s thoughts on his enemies, which seem to clash with all of the praising and worshiping of the previous portion of Psalm 139….

Psalm 139 (Part 4 of 5)

This post is a little more complicated, but I’ll try to explain it in the best way possible. First of all, David goes into a poetical moment of enjoying the awesomeness of God. He tries to put into words the wonder of the Lord in Psalm 139:17-18 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!     How vast…

God, You Did WHAT??

This is where I am today. I am constantly surprised how God orchestrates things around me. I also watch in amazement as people I know experience God’s timing in the most unusual way. Recently I was talking with someone about how creation reveals a God who is WAAAY more intelligent than we could ever imagine…

Psalm 139 (Part 3 of 5)

Creation. It’s a remarkable thing! Whether you’re watching a loaf of bread rising, creating a lego fortress, waiting for a baby to be born, or trying to figure out a stubborn part in your car. Creation is all around us. What amazes me is our human brains, and the fact that we are each made…

Psalm 139 (Part 2 of 5)

I mentioned in part one of this series about a potter forming clay on a potter’s wheel. That analogy of God forming us into His creation comes from Isaiah 29 and Jeremiah 18. I’d like to present a visual of that for you with this video: Often it is really hard (at least for me!)…

Psalm 139 (Part 1 of 5)

This blog series will coincide in a small way with the blog I posted last week called, “Unfinished!” I shared this with a small group at my church and would like to extend that to you, who didn’t get to sit in on our discussions. One of the first things that I thought of with the…

Unfinished!

This blog was inspired by a new song from Mandisa called, “Unfinished.” It has resonated in my heart in the last week or so because I can relate. More times than I’d like to admit, I catch myself berating myself (in my mind) for thoughtless decisions made or careless words spoken. This song was an inspiration for…