Pleased to announce: it’s a book!

You can't see me, but I am jumping up and down and grinning from ear to ear.  A dream has just come true right in time for my 55th birthday! Yes, I've always wanted to do something like publishing a book.  No, I never really expected to see it actually happen.  Of course, it didn't … Continue reading Pleased to announce: it’s a book!

Day 31: What if {rest} is a place to be rather than something to do?

But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each of you to her mother's house. May the Lord deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me.  The Lord grant that you may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband!”  Ruth 1:8-9 esv Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, … Continue reading Day 31: What if {rest} is a place to be rather than something to do?

Day 29: {Follow} Jesus and bring some friends with you

It's late on Day 29 with two days remaining to complete the 31-day writing challenge.  It feels a bit like I've hit a wall and yet I know the finish line is in sight.  I have no intention of quitting, however, I will admit I might be walking somewhat bent over with my hand on my … Continue reading Day 29: {Follow} Jesus and bring some friends with you

Day 28: {Connect} some of the dots for me, won’t You, Lord? parents' dining room table covered with individual pieces of a 1500 piece jigsaw puzzle with just the beginnings of connected pieces.  It will be a recognizable and beautiful picture when all the pieces are connected, however, in the process, it can be frustrating and difficult to grasp.  Individual pieces can be fun and pretty to look at, but where and with what does this piece connect?  How does this piece relate to all these other pieces to form the whole?  And finally, what is this big picture?

Day 27: Who is it that {overcome}s the world?

Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he (and she) who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 1 John 5:5 niv {overcome} it's a promise for the one who perseveres through, over and around - for the one who puts their eyes on Jesus and never stops following the sound of His … Continue reading Day 27: Who is it that {overcome}s the world?

Day 26: Ready for a {change} of heart?

For the word of God is alive and active.  Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.  Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight.  Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give … Continue reading Day 26: Ready for a {change} of heart?

Day 25: {because} You love me?

He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age, for your daughter-in-law who loves you, who is more to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.”  Then Naomi took the child and laid him on her lap and became his nurse.  And the women of the neighborhood gave him … Continue reading Day 25: {because} You love me?

Day 24: Do you ever wish you could {revise} a chapter from your life?

“Remember not the former things,     nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing;     now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness     and rivers in the desert.  Isaiah 43:18-19 esv {Revise} - make corrections, change, or edit.  A do-over. Who, if offered, … Continue reading Day 24: Do you ever wish you could {revise} a chapter from your life?

Day 23: Is my life’s {work} defined by what I do or whom I serve?

The current work drought for my man feels much like the farmers' in the time of the Judges who had land, seed, skill, and knowledge to grow crops in their fields, and yet they could not control the weather.  For all their effort, working hard to bring a harvest, the stuff of life beyond their control overwhelmed and a famine season was the result.