Open Up to the Impossibilities

God is looking for people through whom he can do the impossible - what a pity that we only plan the things that we can do by ourselves. - A. W. Tozer Remember how the disciples sometimes seemed surprised when Jesus performed a miracle, or equated him to other great men of faith rather than… Continue reading Open Up to the Impossibilities

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Christ’s Pattern for Prayer

I don’t know about you, but sometimes…just occasionally….my mind wanders when I pray. In the morning, distractions of the day nudge their way into my thoughts, and at night, fatigue derails my train of thought completely. To get back on track, I recite a section of the Lord’s Prayer as a sort of category, and… Continue reading Christ’s Pattern for Prayer

I Don’t Always “Feel” Like a Christian…

...even though I have faith that I am. What I mean is, I don’t always sense the presence of the Holy Spirit who lives inside me. I don’t “feel” him in my heart. (And sadly, I don’t allow myself to be controlled by him every moment.) Even when I am deeply immersed in my devotional… Continue reading I Don’t Always “Feel” Like a Christian…

God Doesn’t Do Kansas Roads

A few years ago, my family traveled to Colorado for vacation. From our home in Illinois, it took us about 22 hours to reach Breckenridge, the pretty mountain town that was our destination. A good chunk of that time was spent on a stretch of road straight west through Kansas. And when I say straight,… Continue reading God Doesn’t Do Kansas Roads

Nightly Prayers

You all were so kind regarding my poem, "The Gardener," that I thought I'd share another recent piece. I hope you'll enjoy, and please feel free to share your thoughts and critiques in the comments. Nightly Prayers Kneeling by her window at night Peering upward She prays Sky so high above her Starrier the longer… Continue reading Nightly Prayers

Fasting for Spiritual & Physical Health

As I write this, I'm fasting. I wish I could say that I'm fasting to meet a great spiritual need (although sharing that with the world would be Pharisaical and defeat the whole purpose of fasting!), but honestly, I'm not. In recent months, my husband and I began incorporating intermittent fasting into our regular diet… Continue reading Fasting for Spiritual & Physical Health

Lost and Found

Last month, I misplaced a LOT of cash. But I didn't even realize I'd lost it until a few days ago, when I checked our accounts and realized that the numbers weren't lining up. Instead of redistributing the cash into various accounts we use to save for large annual expenses (propane, timeshare fees, vehicle registrations,… Continue reading Lost and Found

Memorize & Meditate: Hosea 6:3

Inspiration has struck recently in the form of verses from the minor prophets - new to me, perhaps not to you. Here's a recent one, which you can read more about in this post: Rain, Rain.... Have a lovely week, everyone! Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: Hosea 6:3

Counting My Blessings

Counting My Blessings When I'm worried and I can't sleep I count my blessings instead of sheep And I fall asleep, counting my blessings When my bankroll is gettin' small I think of when I had none at all And I fall asleep, counting my blessings I think about a nursery And I picture curly… Continue reading Counting My Blessings

A Still, Small Voice

Selective listening: that's my term for how I choose to listen to the words of others. For a mom, selective listening works handily. I whip out that tool on a daily basis when dealing with my eight-year-old. He has a habit of calling me from the school room upstairs while I am working in the… Continue reading A Still, Small Voice