All to Him I Owe

    I laid awake gripped with fear and anxiety about my future. I am in so much debt that there is no way I could ever pay it all back on my salary. I am not even sure how I am going to meet my basic necessities. I cried out to to God, because I need someone to save … Continue reading

Patience

I am in a conditioning class: God is my trainer. However, I didn’t volunteer for it, because He knows I hate exercise. But He has been relentless about building up my “patience muscle” lately. I’ve been in a waiting mode for some things to happen lately that simply can’t be rushed. They will be complete when … Continue reading

Spaghetti Jar Service

Whenever I come to the end of a jar of spaghetti sauce an internal war rises up within me. To keep or not keep? It’s like HGTV and Hoarders are duking it out on my shoulders. HGTV is the good angel and wants me to be clutter-free. Hoarders is the bad angel and tempts me … Continue reading

You Can’t Take it With You

I like to hunt. There is something about capturing your prey and taking it home that thrills me. However, I don’t hunt in the woods. I hunt at garage sales hoping to find a bargain on something I want or need. Occasionally, I will shop at an estate sale. So far they’ve all been similar. … Continue reading

Don’t Go Back to Egypt

When I read of the Israelites’ journey out of Egypt and their lack of faith I shake my head and shudder at their unbelief and ungratefulness. However, it struck me that I, too, can be one of them. And again, I shudder… There are similarities between the Israelite community and me. We both were: Enslaved … Continue reading

Rahab’s Reward

God is a faithful rewarder. “…He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6) When we put our faith into action, God rewards us. When I reward a certain behavior in my children, it is because I want to encourage that behavior for the future. God desires us to be faithful. Micah 6:8 states, “Mankind, … Continue reading

Arming Our Kids with Scripture not Guns

My last post, A Scatterbrain’s Guide to Memorizing Scripture, was focused on how adults with memory issues, such as myself, can memorize Scripture. This week I promised to give tips to help kids memorize Scripture too. I teach Sunday school and AWANA at my church, but I am always seeking to improve my skills. I … Continue reading