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Fixing Things

As women, when we see a need or a problem, often our first response is to “fix it;” fill the need, solve the problem. Years ago the Lord showed me a pressing need, heavy on His heart. It was a need I was aware of, but hadn’t really considered. I assumed I needed to do…

The Monster in the Basement

At some time, most of us have delt with a “monster.” Sometimes the monster first shows up in a dream, sometimes it’s an event or situation we can’t stop agnsting over. As I crossed the threshold, my four-year-old grandson immediately began telling me about the dream he had the night before, about “the monster in…

Ask

“…inquire of God, that we may know ….” (Judges 18:5, New King James Version) Lydia and Steve are church friends. With her bright red hair, big smile and warm, outgoing personality I was surprised – and thankful! – to learn that she’s an engineer and a “computer person.” When she says “call me anytime” she…

Listening Hearts

“… how very much our Father loves us….” (1 John 3:1, New Living Translation) Emily was visiting her grandmother. She had brought her dog, Princess, along. Across the street Emily spied a neighbor playing with his dog. His dog would fetch; Princess didn’t do “fetch.” So, having asked and received permission, Emily walked across the…

Remembering He is Present

“And remember, I am with you always….” (Matthew 28:20, Christian Standard Bible) I’m reading a book that shares what life was like when Jesus walked among us. His followers lived so differently from the way most of us live today. We rise, we pray, perhaps read a little Scripture and go about our day. Not…

In Quietness and Trust

“‘…in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.’” (Isaiah 30:15 ESV) Sometimes I feel absent from Your presence. It’s not the absence of Your presence; You are always with me. Somehow I’m “unplugged” from You. On the best days, I rest in Your gentleness, floating in the sea of Your “peace that surpasses understanding.”…

“Will You Pray About it?”

“Will You Pray About It?” “‘…We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon thee.’” 2 Chronicles 20:12d (RSV) I was being asked to serve in an area of the church in which I had no interest, no skill and even less time to commit. This activity was never on my radar,…