Thank you, dear Potter, for choosing this lump of clay. Thank you for molding me into Your creation. Your design will be perfect, completely according to Your plan. Thank you for Your tender touch. I know the push and pressure of your gentle hands will make me better—more of what You envisioned for me. I’m … More The Pot’s Prayer
Do you ever feel that way—stuck! Perhaps you are stuck in a job you don’t like or a marriage that is loveless. Are you facing a life of illness where the situation you’re stuck in includes hospitals, prescriptions, and overwhelming medical bills? Sometimes, our “stuck spot” is more petty, like a bad haircut, twenty pounds … More Stuck or Planted?
Well, this month marks the year-date of our son and his family’s move to South Dakota, 1,200 miles away. It’s our new normal. Several other “new normals” have found their way into my life. I don’t like them either, but what do you do when you can’t change circumstances that you don’t like? We have several … More Struggling with the New Normal
Pepper, our eleven-year-old black Cocker Spaniel is my walking partner. In any other season, she is also my protector. It’s a comfort to have her along as I walk back our country road when bears are lurking about. I’m not sure how I think she would protect me, but it’s a mental mirage that I … More Tracks in the Snow
Today!! He is coming today! Today, I will see him. TODAY, I will hold him! This is the day that I’ve been waiting for for forty-one days, or nine hundred eighty-four hours, or fifty-nine thousand forty minutes. Count it anyway you wish, but today is the day! Today, I meet Caleb Thomas MacAvoy, face to … More He IS Coming!!!!
Our Sunday School class is studying women in the Bible, using Life Principles from the Women of the Bible (Book Two). It’s been a wonderful study and prompted a short story about Abigail and Nabal. What a wonderful example of God’s difficult-to-understand yet perfect way! His Way is Perfect – a short story about Abigail is my … More His Way is Perfect – a short story about Abigail
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. Psalm 19:1-4 … More God’s Ultimate Creation – Our Ultimate Sacrifice
My computer finally bit the dust. For a while, I was using the church’s laptop, but it has screen issues. Now, I’m using Nathan’s laptop – he’s so gracious. Because I wasn’t on my computer, I didn’t have my password for my blog (among other things!), so I couldn’t get into my site to write … More Disconnected
Having a pastor-husband has many wonderful perks. We can go to the mall at 1:00 Tuesday afternoon. (Can’t stand crowds!) We can spend a weekday with my in-laws who are no longer able to drive to our house. We can take an afternoon and cut my mother’s lawn. Our time schedule and our lives march … More To Clean, or NOT to Clean
Success – finding the will of God and doing it. That is definitely NOT Webster’s definition – it is the Christian’s definition though. Webster defines success a bit differently: the achieving of the results wanted or hoped for. That kind of success comes in all shapes and sizes: I am successful at losing four pounds. … More Success