Category Archives: depression and hope

waiting

Things that are hard for me to wait on: -Paint to dry before I touch it -My ONE tomato to turn red before the bugs get it -My dog to go to the bathroom when I am running late for … Continue reading

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the race is still on

It is the day after the election and my mind is turning…we huddled together on social network sites and talked much about prayer and the sovereignty of God.  We steadied each other with the truth that God is in control … Continue reading

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write in votes

For about a week I had decided that I would write in a third candidate on my election ballot. The advantage of a write in is that it shows your disproval of the two main candidates. In other words, many … Continue reading

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perspective on the now

In the life of a Christian the Now is attached to Forever. This bond is stronger than a link on a chain. God’s very glory and His holy wisdom forges this bond of time in the fires of His great … Continue reading

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in a nutshell

Originally posted on a nut's notes:
Got up this morning. Watched the morning news. Read my favorite blogs. Listened to songs. Checked my email. In a nutshell this is what I read and heard…. Celebrating 16 years of life,…

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another way…

When I read about David in the darkness of the cave cutting off Saul’s garment instead of taking the opportunity to kill him I learn that…. I can let many things pass by my emotional human urges… I can be … Continue reading

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True Measure

I will always fail in my spiritual growth if I use others as my measuring rod.  The only way to truly measure myself is to stand next to His holiness in silence.  Only then can I understand who and where … Continue reading

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thought, day 1

My heart has found its home, but my body and mind long to be where God is.  This “tent” of mine wearies of its struggle against worldly concepts. Yet, peace floods my soul like sunshine on a rain soaked field. … Continue reading

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Where are you?

“Where are you?” The question must have chilled Adam’s back. This sudden fear was something new. In fact, everything seemed new to him at the moment…the nakedness, the shame, the guilt, and now hiding from the very One that often … Continue reading

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morning travel

She sat on her back porch with her dog at her feet. The bay looked beautiful this morning and the persistent breeze drifted through her thin sweater. It was a perfect morning to do what she always did at this … Continue reading

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travel it well

The man slumped forward because life was upon his back. Just one week of trouble weighed him down and took him into a steep valley. He had traveled valleys before, but not with such a load as this.  “How am … Continue reading

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his idea

Prayer was His idea. It was His creation. From the moment He walked the garden with Adam, conversation between man and God began. The Fall hampered the conversation…changed it in some deep way, but His mercy sought to buy it … Continue reading

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one of many

One is on his knees, face in his hands. Another is patiently waiting in a long line. One is in an office….Bible out…lap top ready… while another is on the roof of a house, hammer in his hand. Another wipes … Continue reading

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shift…shift…shift again

The conference room was quiet as one woman prayed, “God, we need a Divine shift.” At that moment I squinted my eyes – half closed in prayer and half open in note-taking mode as I wrote “Divine Shift” down on … Continue reading

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ooops – ok – so I do know that divine is NOT devine! No need to text or email me!

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higher ground

I don’t know who chose the song. It was probably Debbie. As soon as the song started I knew I needed its words and by the second verse it went straight to my heart to crumble my resistance to what … Continue reading

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fetch and chew

My dog loves to fetch. He will willingly go after the ball, but he hates returning it to me. He likes to play keep away after he fetches. All my dogs have been that way. But I have begun to … Continue reading

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planning the descent

You always hear people talking about climbing mountains. They plan their routes and equip themselves with the right shoes, the appropriate shelter, essential supplies, and important knowledge about the mountain before them. The climbing is important, but what about the … Continue reading

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face time

The Spirit stirs my heart asking me just how much do I want God? I want a better country…but do I want God? I want more economic freedom…but do I want God? I want unity in the church…but do I … Continue reading

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wait

I am here and I don’t know what to expect. I’d rather have it that way. Expectations are tricky. They can be too much or too little. I want this week to hit me head on minute-by-minute, truth-by-truth. My soul … Continue reading

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