God Can Make a Way

Does it ever seem that the circumstances you face are so complicated that there is no way out? No matter which way you turn, you only see trouble.  In those moments, we have a tendency to focus on the problem rather than God and His power to conquer any obstacle.  When problems arise, we begin … Continue reading God Can Make a Way

God Calling

Last night my cat darted outside and refused to come back even though a cold front was quickly dropping the temperature.  This morning as I was getting ready for work I could hear her outside the window calling to me.  As I got ready for work, she followed me from room to room and called … Continue reading God Calling

God is with You 

Like baseball, life often involves unexpected curveballs coming our way.  Just when we think things are going well, something unexpected happens. An accident, a bad report from the doctor, a death, relationship issues, a poor decision, difficulties at work, financial problems, the car breaks down.  The list can go on and on.  Like a curveball, … Continue reading God is with You 


  Imagine for a moment trying to prepare for your day with no mirror.  You've applied make-up for years.  You know where everything goes, so you can can easily find where to put the mascara, blush, and lipstick.  It may even feel as if it's right, but obviously it would not look quite like it should.  … Continue reading OUR LIFE MIRROR

Faith in the Dark

As I sat reading, the lights flickered a time or two then went out completely.  The skies were clear that night. There wasn’t a storm or strong wind, yet for some strange reason I was suddenly sitting in complete darkness.  As I was feeling around for my cell phone, I heard a car door.  I … Continue reading Faith in the Dark

Lessons in Obedience

Today is the Second Anniversary of the beginning of Strength Renewed!  The time has gone really quickly, and I have been blessed in so many ways.  It has been an exciting journey that I would have never imagined myself taking. Blogging has generated friendships that otherwise would not have been possible.  Words of encouragement from … Continue reading Lessons in Obedience

Hiding Place

Headaches, back pain or spasms, neck pain or stiffness, and shoulder pain....all signs of carrying a heavy load.  During the last few years the trend of women's purse size is growing, and as we all know the larger the bag, the more things we pack in it.  Water bottle, cell phone, makeup bag, wallet, photo book, … Continue reading Hiding Place


Noah did everything just as God commanded him.  Genesis 6:22 My family and I just watched the movie "Evan Almighty".  Evan was depicted as a modern-day Noah whom God had instructed to build an ark during a drought.  He provided the land, the materials, and the tools necessary including an "Ark Building for Dummies" book.  … Continue reading BUILD AN ARK


For if you just listen and don't obey, it is like looking at your face in a mirror but doing nothing to improve your appearance.  James 1:23 Imagine for a moment trying to prepare for your day with no mirror.  You've applied make-up for years.  You know where everything goes, so you can can easily find … Continue reading OUR LIFE MIRROR


We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done. Psalms 78:4 Karen’s husband had made some decisions in his life that had caused a lot of pain and struggle in their marriage. After a few years, … Continue reading SHARE YOUR HOPE