Did that title get your attention? I tend to be too hard on myself, at least in some ways. Can you relate? In other ways, I am probably not hard enough on myself. Lately I've been thinking about how foolish it is to keep beating myself up about sins that God has freely forgiven and … Continue reading Stop the beatings.
If something terrible happens in your life, do you have the right to blame it on God? If someone you love is taken away from you way too soon, does that give you the right to be angry at God or even to refuse to believe He exists? Why did God allow for evil, death … Continue reading Blaming God?
I haven't felt like writing or doing or sharing much of anything lately. Winter tends to be hard on me, and each year it gets harder. It's becoming difficult for me to tell the difference between my sickness, fatigue, "brain fog" etc. and just laziness or discouragement. I feel like I am coming back out … Continue reading Today I am alive.
This morning I attended my church. Nothing new; nothing unusual; a routine easily taken for granted. However, I had missed my morning worship service for the last four Sundays (all of January) due to illness, so I treasured it a little more than I normally might. I tend to be sick most all mornings now … Continue reading Just Another Sunday
Why God, is it so hard to turn to You first and best in life? Why do I feel lonely when You are living within me and constantly available 24/7 to listen to me share my heart and to speak to me through Your Word? Teach me better discipline over my mind and heart. Cause … Continue reading Prayer for Thirst
Each year around New Years Day I seek God to give me a focus and a theme for the coming year, which usually includes making a "resolve". Christ believers are called to make resolves and to have good desires. 2 Thessalonians 1:11 states, "To this end we always pray for you, that our God may … Continue reading 2019: Acceptance and Love
I love the New Year holiday. It feels like a fresh start and a time to reflect and set goals for me. This year I am late on getting the chance to really get alone with God, get deep into God's Word (the Bible) and prayer, to journal and reflect on 2018, to set a … Continue reading Reflecting on 2018