Look Beyond the Darkness

After three days of being alone in a house, one can begin to see things in a darker way. Our “vision” can become confused by the outlet we have into what’s going on in our world. It doesn’t take very long for us to begin to think that just getting up to face the day

Calgon Take Me Away

So much of life just whirls around us, often stealing our focus on those things that matter most. We search for ways to get away from it all and try to spend a little time renewing our hearts, our minds, our spirits. Just a little quiet time with a cup of tea might be all

For Such a Time as This

As we read Scripture, it is amazing how all the pieces of God’s plan fit together in perfect symmetry whether we are reading about the character(s) or events, it just all comes together with such precision and purpose. Sometimes it may take days, or months, or years to see a result, but God has it

A Curve in the Journey

Feeling secure in our faith walk, knowing we’re on the right path, being encouraged and supported by our Christian sisters, then—WHAM-O – something brings about a change in course. How can the road ahead that seemed so sure and unchallenged suddenly takes a sharp turn? We were trucking along just fine; and the end of

Treasures in Pretty Packages

Wouldn’t it be nice if we were always just kept in a nice little box all wrapped up with pretty paper and pretty ribbons, like a treasure all secure and safe in our box? And sometimes we might want to keep God in the neat little box that we have put Him in. “You don’t

Walking by Faith in the Ordinary

Because of the “stuff” that life is made of, those days when it seems it would have been better had we not opened our eyes to face the day, we find it difficult to praise God and rejoice in it. It’s so easy to fall into “woe is me” mode and focus on selfish things