You are Not Forgotten

It is easy to get discouraged during difficult times and allow fear to control our thoughts and actions. It helps to remember that no matter what I'm going through, I can trust that God is there leading the way and will be with me each step of the journey. Noah and his family were in … Continue reading You are Not Forgotten

Still, Small Voice

When you need direction from God, wouldn’t it be helpful to get some type of huge announcement or spectacular display so there’s no doubt what God wants you to do? How about an audible voice like that of Morgan Freeman, an enormous billboard, or the heat of a burning bush? We watch and wait for … Continue reading Still, Small Voice

Cloud of Hope

What are you waiting for God to do in your life?  Are there prayers that seem unanswered or ignored by God?  Is He offering you small glimpses of hope that you've overlooked, misunderstood, or even taken for granted? We live in a fast-paced society where we expect everything to happen right away.  Fast food delivered … Continue reading Cloud of Hope

The God Who Sees Me

Have you ever felt like such a small piece of this world that you don’t really matter, that God doesn’t care or even know what is going on in your life? Genesis 16 tells the story of Hagar, an Egyptian slave girl for Sarai who was getting old and had no child. Her husband Abram … Continue reading The God Who Sees Me

Change Your Focus (Repost)

I learned a valuable Grammy lesson today.  No matter how precious that grand baby is, do not sit and gaze at her as she sits in the baby swing just swinging away! Somehow it caused a bad case of motion sickness. The room began to spin out of control, and  I suddenly found myself on … Continue reading Change Your Focus (Repost)

Peaceful Maneuvers

A few years ago, we took the youth group on a float trip down the Illinois River. Many of the kids had never been river rafting. They learned that there were many obstacles to overcome, such as trees that can knock you into the water or rocks that can flip your raft. It took awhile … Continue reading Peaceful Maneuvers

Transform (Repost)

Happy New Year!! It is a time that we make resolutions to be healthier, more committed to relationships, more successful at our job. The list just goes on and on. But there is no greater resolution than to seek God and to allow Him to transform you, and there’s no better time than today to … Continue reading Transform (Repost)

New Year, New Commitment (Repost)

Well it’s that time again. Time to reflect on the past year, time to consider behaviors and attitudes that need to be adjusted, and time to refocus on those things that are most important. As a new year approaches, Psalm 91:1 seems to be standing out for me. He who dwells in the secret place of … Continue reading New Year, New Commitment (Repost)

Lifted Out of the Pit of Despair

Years ago I read the book Holes by Lois Sachar to my students. The movie showed the characters in the bed of a dried up lake digging holes in search of lost treasures. The holes they dug were similar to graves in size; deeper than the boys were tall. While in these pits, dirt surrounded … Continue reading Lifted Out of the Pit of Despair

Christmas Cross

It was a chaotic few minutes before the bell rang to begin our school day. The last day before Christmas break. A day of excited students, gift exchanges, and craziness. One student approached my desk, flashed his bright smile, and handed me a gift. What I found inside was the beautiful cross pictured above. As … Continue reading Christmas Cross