Peace, unfortunately, has not been consistent over the many months of this strange year. Just in our tiny corner of the world we’ve experienced some of the most bizarre situations, which have threatened to pit neighbor against neighbor. However, the doves keep showing up to remind me to pray, and to remind me that my Prince of Peace is here. … More Refreshment
I’m still learning… I’m a slow learner. However, I’m learning. My walk is not perfected, yet I see my Father smiling. I see His delight in my willingness to keep trying. He encourages me… “You’re getting the hang of it, girl!” … More 150-something
Could I encourage you? I know you really don’t want any fluff right now. I get it. But, just in case you are here… and you are willing to give yourself a reset moment… and you’re still reading… … More Press Pause.
The point is that nearness, awareness, and devotion are key to my desire to replicate my Beloved’s character. It is my responsibility to make sure I am rightly positioned with my eyes on Jesus, my ears tuned to His voice, watching for His movement and waiting for direction. If I’m reading God’s word, taking Him at His word and putting my feet in His footprints, I will be rightly positioned for success. I am much more likely to love God first and then love my neighbor as Jesus loves me. … More It’s really that simple.
As I watched this amazing move of love in my mind’s eye, I asked the Lord, “What do You want me to do with this vision?” His answer was the simple response of a loving Father to His little daughter, “Ask Me to do this in your land.” … More Secret Place
For a number of years now my husband and I have found ourselves detoured from our planned life course. We, like most people who set out on a journey, had a destination in mind, made plans, and got moving. No one anticipates the storms and pitfalls which have a way of taking us off course. … More Open Door Prayers
God desires to do a deep heart work in me. He gently pulls me toward Him and asks that I release all that is holding me back. God wants to create a healing space that allows me to find sanctuary in Him. My heart holds the key that God extends to me with all the love He has for me. … More Saturday Share with Mary Geisen
This Five Minute Friday focus word is intentional. My 5:00 timer is set and off we go! When I think of the word intentional all I can think of initially is how far I fall short. And then I choose to turn my eyes toward Jesus and realize He is the example of intentionality. Father is the … More FMF: How might I be intentional today?
Even though the Christmas carols have been put away for another 11 months, I’m asking Holy Spirit to bring these words back to mind often throughout 2018. I pray the tune will play softly in the background of my everyday thoughts. Please, Lord, as I tend to let my mind and my heart get cluttered … More Have I made room for Jesus lately?
For this reason, he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. Hebrews 2:17, NIV This Christmas may end up being one of my all-time favorites. It’s been … More Christmas Awakenings