James: Bold and Humble

I chuckled nervously as I back tracked to explain and soften something I had just said that came off potentially offensive in today’s cultural climate. I sighed and said, “I don’t even know what I can say anymore!” While I want to work on my boldness (yet tact in execution) of truth despite how it… Continue reading James: Bold and Humble

Books to Read in 2021

First I need to apologize for sliding in so late into the beginning of the year with a blogpost. I think anyone watching the news in America would agree that we haven’t started this year off on the smoothest track and, unfortunately, the same could be said of my personal life. While this isn’t my… Continue reading Books to Read in 2021

Light in the Darkness

O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever? How long will you look the other way? How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? How long will my enemy have the upper hand? Turn and answer me, O Lord my God! Restore the sparkle in… Continue reading Light in the Darkness

More Self-Control

Everything in me didn’t want to face today. I pulled the covers over my eyes but I knew I had to get up. Maybe not as early as I should have, but I did pull back the covers and faced all that was before me. My jaw clenched and I felt my hands form into… Continue reading More Self-Control

More Gentleness

“Needing a storm warning” “Spitfire” “Bulldozer” These are just a few of the affection comments I’ve gotten about my personality. Unfortunately, my approach has not always reflected the character of God as displayed to Elijah in 1 Kings 19:11-12. “‘Go out and stand before me on the mountain,’ the Lord told him. And as Elijah… Continue reading More Gentleness

More Faithfulness

Many years ago while I was married to my first husband, I went grocery shopping by myself. While exiting the store, a couple of strapping young men caught my eye. Lacking all subtly, I ogled them as I was taking my groceries to my vehicle. I was so distracted that I didn’t see the curb… Continue reading More Faithfulness

More Goodness

I’ve heard a lot of people say that despite the evil in the world that most people are good. I don’t believe that. I don’t believe there is a single person on this earth who has any inherit good in them. Not you, not me. We are selfish and evil beyond comprehension. This isn’t my… Continue reading More Goodness

More Kindness

I didn’t want to write a blogpost this week. I’m overwhelming tired. The bare minimum feels like it’s taking the utmost energy. Even so, work and home projects are at a place where the bare minimum isn’t an option. Yet no matter how hard we plug away at our to-do list, it seems to be… Continue reading More Kindness

More Patience

My dad always jokingly told me to never pray for patience. He’d laugh and say I’d be put in the most trying situations should I be praying for patience. I think he knew I’d struggle to handle it with grace as I easily became frustrated in slow traffic, projects that took longer than my allotted… Continue reading More Patience

More Peace

If there ever was an antonym to 2020, it would probably be peace. While we all went into the year excited, the hopes of the return of the glamorous roaring 20s were quickly dashed. First there was the threat of World War III and the Australian wildfires. Soon after, the corona virus pandemic took over.… Continue reading More Peace