When It’s All Good

I've mentioned before this Bible in 490 Days group I'm leading.  These ladies amaze me ... I mean continually astound me with their humility and graciousness, their wisdom and humor.  I love spending time each Wednesday with women who are excited about learning more about God through studying His Word. They challenge me and they inspire me.  I'm definitely better in every way because these women are a part of my life. I say that because sometimes we find ourselves in a good place.  Life is ... [Read More]

When Songs Heal

Once a month we go to Burns Nursing Home.   We walk down the hall smiling at nurses and patients.  It's clean and cheery and the air is filled with the smells of lunch cooking. Yesterday, the second Tuesday of the month, we were there.   We walked into the community room with its bright yellow walls and pastoral paintings.   Twenty-two were already there.  Four ready to sing and eighteen ready to join us. Eighteen people with weathered skin and withered hands ... joined us for this hour to ... [Read More]

{Joy Day 26} Rejoice in the Lord Always

  Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.  let your reasonableness be known to everyone.  The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7, emphasis added Some days it is just hard to rejoice.   The dryer breaks, the children fight, the rain ... [Read More]

Construction Zone: Praise

January 18, 2006 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are protected.  Proverbs 18:10 Lord, teach me to live in this truth!  Help me grasp the awesome power of Your Name – the strength of calling on You.  Thank You for this great truth and promise. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~ I love this verse!  It is one of my favorites.  The Name of God … it is amazing, isn’t it?  Take a few moments and listen to this song about the name of God. How has the Name of God been your ... [Read More]