I have always been fascinated by the short conversation between Jesus and a leper (Luke 5: 12-13) where a leper approaches Jesus and says, “Lord, if you will do to so, you can cure me.” Jesus replies, “I do will it,” and of course, we know what happens next. “I do will it.” How many … Continue reading I Do Will It
This morning as I sat down for some quiet time, I was drawn to read one of my favorite Psalms, Psalm 139. The lines of this beautiful poem bring me such great comfort and it seems as though each time I read it, a different sentence or phrase touches me in a new way. Today … Continue reading Understanding my thoughts
So, this is a very beautiful Christmas Tree……but it is not mine! Oh, I do have some very beautiful ornaments, but this year they are staying in their boxes. This year, my Christmas Tree is more of a ‘Memory Tree.’ I sat with some photo albums and gathered together pics from the past. I have … Continue reading Not My Christmas Tree
I hesitate to write this post because most people, including myself, avoid pain at all costs. Who would ever willingly choose pain for oneself or not try anything to keep pain from a loved one. Pain hurts! And in some cases, the worst type of pain is that which is invisible to the eye. The … Continue reading Why Pain is Necessary
Remember these? W.W.J.D. – what would Jesus do? You could find these everywhere…..bracelets, necklaces, pins…..everywhere. It’s kind of funny really, how could we ever really know what Jesus would do? Wouldn’t you think that He would have favored the older brother (Prodigal Son) who obeyed and stayed faithful to his father? Or … Continue reading Uh, somethin’ ain’t workin’ here…..
Prayer is a difficult word to define and it elicits a myriad of emotions. I have memorized many prayers and sometimes the mouth moves but the thoughts are somewhere else. Perhaps it is because the words are so familiar that I don’t pay attention to what I am saying. That is me ‘praying the prayer.’ … Continue reading Do you pray the prayer or does the prayer pray you?
I truly believe that it is so helpful to operate from a set of core beliefs. A few of mine are above. I do admit, that they may change depending on where I am in life or what I’m dealing with, but that’s ok. These are what I’m feeling like at this moment, and here … Continue reading Operating from your core