These earthly relationships of marriage and parenting (and even intimate friendship) put us in a place where we must consider our own wants and needs last.
And with that statement the reality of God's sacrifice smacked me right in the face. As I'm looking into the face of my precious six year old son I realized how deep God's love runs for me.
In today's world, where bad news spreads faster than melted butter (hey, I just finished making biscuits!) it often feels like evil is winning. And the truth is, it might be, for now. But evil cannot prevail against God's kingdom. Today I sat down with Psalm 37. I'm continuing to use the Read Scripture App … Continue reading Victory Will Prevail
I need to share my heart today and yet the words are not quick to form. I'm sitting here with my fingers on the keyboard and my mind running a million miles an hour, but the connection between the two is struggling to work; so bear with me as you read this. I started this … Continue reading Fighting…
Of all the character flaws that I possess, the greatest is a lack of perseverance. Giving up is easier than enduring, or so it seems in the moment. Ironically, the times when I do demonstrate perseverance are not good. I persevere in my anger when I feel I have been wronged. I persevere in my … Continue reading Perseverance
"All you saints! Sing your hearts out to God! Thank him to his face! He gets angry once in a while, but across a lifetime there is only love. The nights of crying your eyes out give way to days of laughter." - Psalm 30:4-5 (MSG) "Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, … Continue reading In the End
My morning quiet time has been sporadic at best lately. Part one is my children! These early risers make it hard to find peace before the chaos ensues. After several days of frustration I finally remembered to seek God for wisdom (Why is it we forget this?!) and out of his glorious riches he gave … Continue reading To God be the Glory?