Posts tagged with: Joy

Remembering God’s Word

Remembering   I have been a Christian now for over 25 years. I have craved and devoured the Word like it was literally food and water. I have dedicated my life, my marriage, my family, and my home to serving...

From Hosanna to Hallelujah!

***Today, for Worship Wednesday, please welcome my dear friend, Margaret Franklin, to the table. Her heart for the Lord and for her family is so very beautiful to me and anyone who has the privilege of knowing and doing life...

Jesus Wins

Jesus Wins   Ever feel like you just can’t do enough or be enough to make up for the deficit within this hurting world? I mean, you know it’s not all about you, but doggone, YOU are giving it all...

Determined Not to Miss This

Determined Not to Miss This We all have them. Measuring sticks. Literally or figuratively, we size up the spaces around, behind, and in front of us. Yeah. We like the feeling of attributing a number value to all kinds of...

Stories and Scars

Stories and Scars   I know it’s not about me. Really, I do. But in the middle of it…the cutting, bruising, jarring, shocking, disappointing…it is tempting to focus on the present pain and suffering. Believe me, I know. These feelings...

Stronger Next Year

Stronger Next Year     No unbelief made him (Abraham) waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what He had...

When Worry Doesn’t Work

When Worry Doesn’t Work The orders came in. The bottom line wasn’t one we asked for. It certainly wasn’t on our “dream sheet.” I mean, seriously – why do they even call it that? As my husband and I tried...

Living with Eyes Wide Open

Living with Eyes Wide Open   I’ve been in ministry actively for over 20 years now. Married for even longer than that, with three beautiful children I have had the privilege of raising, teaching, growing. Yes, there have been many...

What We All Need To Hear

What We All Need to Hear Have you ever walked through a season that was just harder than you ever felt prepared to handle? Feeling lost in the muck and the mire and looking hard for that breakthrough? I have....

Backwards Math

  Backwards Math   Wanna know what the secret to joy in the Christian life is? Every year, countless sermons, devotionals, and blogs dole out steps to inching closer to this elusive emotion. With images of smiling faces, quiet tables...