I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go … I myself will go down with you …
and I will also bring you up again. Genesis 46:3,4
Usually my work is done in front of my computer - writing, making cultural adjustments, rewriting, consulting, formatting, rewriting, rewriting. BUT – going to Africa meant that I could see all those typed words come to life.
As I [...]
Having said all of that about prayer in my previous post, this may be a safe place for a confession: I feel like I am way out of my comfort zone and totally beyond my capacity. UNLESS … (This is a vital defining point.) Unless I am surrounded by the fervent prayers of faithful friends. Unless God finishes the work that He has begun.
Come Into His Presence
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God.
There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. Hebrews 4:16
Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field, and they cannot speak; they have to be carried, for they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, neither is it in them to do good. …
But the Lord is the true God, He is the living God and the everlasting King. Jeremiah 10:5, 10
Scarecrows are in the Bible! I just saw that this week!
Stuffed with straw [...]
The joy of the Lord is your strength!
Celebrate: living from a mentality of abundance rather than scarcity - Adelle Calhoun
Reasons to Celebrate:
FIRST ANNIVERSARY! One year ago this month I began asking God for a team of friends who would be a support system for working with KidZ at Heart. And He stretched my faith capacity [...]
Every room had a quiet corner. A comfortable chair. A Bible. A journal. A few resources to encourage Heavenly conversation. Solitude and silence.
It was wonderful to share our home with two different groups of friends for Personal Prayer Retreats recently. We welcomed God's presence with us. We practiced being still and silent. And then we each stepped into our private corner for conversation with Jesus.
This time of year, it's not the hunt for eggs that sets my feet dancing, it's the hunt for leaf sprouts and flower buds! On the very first day I get even a hint of spring in the air, I'm out in the yard searching every flower bed and every pot to see which plants survived the cold snaps and frost warnings. I celebrate every returning sprout because that means the blossoms are spreading beyond last year's planting!
What do I REALLY love?" Over and over the month of February reminds us of love, so we probably overuse that little word.
I love …. good books and board games, hot tea and cold lemonade, evening skies and morning sun, soft wool and crisp cotton, simmering soup and baking berry pies, chirping birds and string quartets …
God has given us so much enjoy and love.
But, I really, REALLY love … the companionship of my husband, the [...]
A shot?!?! What do you mean “It’s only a small needle!”?! [insert melodrama moment] This qualifies as actual puncture wounds!”
Once the thirty second trauma of getting inoculations was over, my excitement for going to El Salvador to present teacher training modules was back in high gear. Those small pokes in my arm are totally eclipsed by the prospect of sharing what God has graciously poured into my life since I was very young.
I remember listening in as a young girl while my mother sat in [...]