Posts Tagged ‘prayer’

An Open Letter to the Duggar Victims

Dear Josh Duggar Victims, I am so sorry for your pain, the shame you feel, and your embarrassment. I’m sorry there are people in the world who are so bent on “exposing the truth” that they forgot (or are too stupid to know) that the truth re-victimizes you. I know the truth only serves to conjure up […]

A Prayer for the Hurting

Gracious Lord and Savior, Thank you for being our Great Physician – for healing us spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. Thank you for sleep that restores. In our slumber, we recognize that you never slumber, and while we sleep, you are wide awake and often restoring us to health and energy. Each morning, your mercies […]

My One Word

There’s a new New Year’s practice that is becoming popular, perhaps in many circles, but especially in writer circles. The protocol (from myoneword.org) is as follows: The challenge is simple: lose the long list of changes you want to make this year and instead pick ONE WORD. This process provides clarity by taking all your […]

The Art of Articulation

Funny. When I sat down to write this morning, I accidentally typed “The Art of Alliteration” in the box where the title belongs. I meant  “articulation” rather than “alliteration”, of course, but my typo just goes to show my point today – that communication is a difficult feat that requires practice, patience, and prayer if […]

The Hulk, Spider Man, Captain America … and Me

  Well that’ll teach me to write a blog about being all back to myself. Sheesh. Thanks to all who prayed last night while I was in the ER. Woke up yesterday feeling very tired and dizzy, went to church, came home and ate, slept a while, felt much better, got up to get dressed, […]

Asking Amiss

  You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. ~James 4:3 Scripture says in Jeremiah that the heart of man is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. I take that to mean that it’s pretty easy to “ask amiss” ~ to naturally spout off […]

Encouragement for Parents

    When Andrew was on break at work today, he sent me a text. Nothing unusual about that. We have a virtual conversation every day. But this text was different. I don’t have permission to share the gooshy details, so you’ll have to trust me when I say that the child rose up and […]

Kept in Perfect Peace

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. ~Isaiah 26:3 There seems to be a flurry of weddings and residential moving taking place in our church. Not sure why, but perhaps being blessed with a pastor’s wife who specializes in real estate has something to […]

Writing Wisdom Needed

Last week, I thought I finally had a title for my book. I actually have about seven titles, but I thought this was the one. Because I am paranoid, and because I am told that when presenting a book to agents and publishers, I will need to know what other types of books are out […]

Do The Next Thing

From an old English parsonage, down by the sea There came in the twilight a message to me; Its quaint Saxon legend, deeply engraven, Hath, as it seems to me, teaching from Heaven. And on through the hours the quiet words ring Like a low inspiration–”DO THE NEXT THING.” Many a question, many of fear, […]

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