what a Word

Words have the power to bless, uproot, encourage, surgically impact or curse. Sometimes all in the same day. And when words are both your primary love language and part of your job, words can pierce far beyond the speaker’s intention. There is One, however, who knows the power of words. He not only inspired theContinue reading “what a Word”

Wisdom Seekers

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God,who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5 (NIV) The quest for knowledge can become a fact finding mission without an end, unless you know the right place to search. I am married to a man whoContinue reading “Wisdom Seekers”

My comfort, Your promise

I am hurting today. My body is yearning for relief, my soul is crying for release. And the first Word I read today as I open Your Word? This is my comfort in my affliction, that Your promise gives me life. Psalm 119:50 ESV I choose to believe You answered my heart cry in those Words,Continue reading “My comfort, Your promise”

when seeking knowledge fails to find the answer we want

We don’t need more intelligence, we need more Presence! One of my loved ones is seeking all the knowledge they possibly can for a problem which is not easily resolving. Their belief that more knowledge will solve the problem demonstrates they are missing one small piece of wisdom in all the seeking going on… TheyContinue reading “when seeking knowledge fails to find the answer we want”

go to the source

I am an avid learner, as I recently shared in my desire to keep taking courses. I like to study the Word, read how others interpret the Word, and grow through the process. The image I am sharing today struck me as a great visual reminder of the three key ways to encounter truth, andContinue reading “go to the source”

how the weight of His glory can fall like snow

How much does a snowflake weigh? Someone who measures such things determined that an individual snowflake weighs 0.02* grams. At that weight it would take 50 flakes to make a gram. For comparison, a Hershey’s kiss weighs 4.7 grams – equal to about 235 snowflakes. There are about 95 kisses in a pound. Using the kiss-to-snowContinue reading “how the weight of His glory can fall like snow”

freedom in belonging

When you know where you belong, you open up a freedom you may not have known you needed, let alone wanted. I was always on the outside looking in, I felt, as I was growing up. A fish out of water, or a black sheep standing in sharp contrast to the flock of white onesContinue reading “freedom in belonging”

God-feeling

I just had a God-feeling. I try to pay attention to those. #TheMercifulScar Hearing His voice doesn’t always look like one would expect. Take Moses for example. Moses, the one who saw God’s face, and was visibly changed so all the Israelites knew it was him? His father in law Jethro had to tell himContinue reading “God-feeling”

What three things to do when I need rest?

I am not the Energizer bunny. But I still try to keep going and going. My batteries wear out, and need recharging. Sometimes way earlier than I am aware of, and sometimes the energy completely drains until I collapse. I am learning to listen to God daily about my day, so it doesn’t fill upContinue reading “What three things to do when I need rest?”

let Him decide

Max Lucado- Let Him Decide There is an old song that still echoes in my mind from time to time “Take everything to God in prayer.” Most of us, if we are really, really honest with ourselves, go elsewhere first. To a touchable breathing live person. One we already know will be there for us,Continue reading “let Him decide”