“The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way.” (I Samuel 16:1a) I saw this graphic on FB the other day and I couldn’t help but think about this verse that I’d been wrestling with for a few days. Recently my devotion has had
Once again, my mother came over and helped me pot a few plants this year in the hope that blooms will happen and a little color will come alive on my front porch. One of my children commented that he’d give it a month before they were dead. He knows that a “green thumb” is not one of my talents. Anyhow, as I was watering
Anyone else feel like time is ticking at an accelerated tempo these days? I can hardly believe it has been almost 8 months since my fingers have pounded out a blog post around here. The last 8 months have been a crazy time for our family, which has culminated in the last 2-3 months feeling like a whirlwind. Quite honestly, I do not even know where
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 Have you ever been in a season of waiting? Currently we are in a long season of waiting. I can attest to this verse first hand. Deferred hope can most definitely make the heart sick. Can you relate? But that is only the first part of the verse. The rest
I’ve had this post ready to go for a few days but delayed posting it. I told my husband, “I want authenticity on my blog. I want to be sure the message I share is one that I am living.” And frankly, it’s been a tough week as more doors have shut for us and a few times, while my head keeps telling me the
While I am working on a post to share soon, I wanted to share this song that has been on repeat for me for weeks now. Some of you might need the reminder that regardless of what your circumstances might be, it can be well with your soul. Truly, it can be. Listen to the words of the song and let it minister to your heart.
My dearest friend texted me this photo recently. I was complaining about being tired. Again. I suppose this photo struck a chord with me because it doesn’t seem to matter if I get 10 hours of sleep or zero hours of sleep, I am just plain tired. Weary might be a better description. No amount of sleep will cure the weary soul. And I’m not going
As I was reading my devotional, Trust Without Borders, I was deeply struck by a phrase that it caused me to dig a little deeper into the thought. Don’t you love it when God’s word jumps out at you like that and brings about more study? I know it doesn’t always happen that way, and I also know that sometimes a verse becomes clearer just for