“Peace I live with you; My peace I give to you, not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” John 14:27 NAS We search for peace and contentment in this world. A busy life, family, work, and responsibilities crowd out the peace … Continue reading Peace. Now. Picture Peace.
I Kings 17: 14 “For thus says the Lord God of Israel, The bowl of flour shall not be exhausted nor shall the jar of oil be empty until the day that the Lord sends rain on the face of the earth.” NAS He will not leave me hungry or cold. He will not leave … Continue reading He Will.
I can’t breathe well because of the climb at 9,000 feet. Tension has also caused shallow breathing. If you start your day, everyday with God, you will feel Him. Promise. Show me your safe harbor? But where were you when my childhood story was being written? When my sins bled into my life, where were … Continue reading Potter’s Inn at Aspen Ridge: The Cleft of the Rock, Confession, Adoration
What is the one thing you want more than anything when you are unemployed? A job. More than God, more than the Lord, you want a job. You want security. You want to be wanted and needed. You want to not worry about paying your bills. And yet David said to God, “One thing I … Continue reading The One Thing…
Psalms 26:2-3 “Examine me, O Lord and try me, Test my mind and my heart. For Thy lovingkindness is before my eyes, and I have walked in Thy truth.” Desperate. When you are working your time is spent on work thoughts for 8-12 hours per day. When you are unemployed your time is spent on … Continue reading Desperate for what…
Six days or six months or six years. Being underemployed or unemployed drains our soul. We are created to be “his workmanship.” To do work that is meaningful and brings you not only financial rewards but uses your skills is a thing of delight. Many people never experience the joy of fitting their goals and … Continue reading What doyou need?
Luke 6: 22b “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.” NAS Laughter. Spontaneous, erupting belly laughs are good for the soul. My friend and I met to celebrate her decade birthday with a hike at Red Rocks in Colorado Springs. The anniversary of her husband’s death two years ago, losing her job, … Continue reading “Unleash the hounds”
Isaiah 41:10 NIV So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, I will uphold you. I will strengthen you with my righteous right hand. Steps cut into stone. No railings to hold on to. A climb up of six steps can seem like sixty to someone fearful of heights in … Continue reading Do not fear….
“Test me now in this” says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.” Malachi 3:10 NAS Run. Splash. Mud. Puddles. Babysitting for three dogs (my two foster kids) included a run in the rain through the mud … Continue reading Splash, Hike, Run in Mud
II Samuel 22:2-3 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my rock in whom I take refuge… New American Standard (NAS) Childfree. Childless. Loss of a dream. The realization of this loss took me to a small village and a cabin that I rented. L’Abri is a retreat area … Continue reading Loss propels walks