how do we hear Him speak through His Word?

The noise in my own thoughts jarred me awake. The room was still dark as my husband lay sound asleep next to me. The concerns began to flood my mind as I slipped out from under the warm blankets. The comfort of the bed offers no consolation when my mind is tangling tighter and tighterContinue reading “how do we hear Him speak through His Word?”

finding a new perspective

In the noise of this world, everything seems to be loud, important, and urgent. Big news, colorful memes, buzzing phones and then the responsibilities and demands that tug at us like a dog with a rope toy. Robbing us of the eternal importance of silence, stillness and truth. Slipping under the covers at night, feelingContinue reading “finding a new perspective”

3 tips for walking wisely in 2022

“These are desperate times!” These words from Ephesians 5:16 in the Message translation ring true even today. We live in a desperate time in human history, regardless where in the world we find ourselves right now. So much pain, loss and fear-inducing events swirl around us. Even with feet firmly planted in Christ, believers can get shaken. The timeContinue reading “3 tips for walking wisely in 2022”

how to be tethered over tangled

In the uncertainty of life and the instability offered by most days, we often find ourselves continually searching for promises to count on. Where can we tether our hearts for stability when everything feels tangled? Simeon was just a guy who loved the Lord, as Luke 2:25 points out. God had revealed to him thatContinue reading “how to be tethered over tangled”

how to praise in advance

The dark night, the wearisome task and the bleating sheep surrounded the shepherds. Heaven split open with light like they had never seen and with a proclamation of joy, they learned of this Baby’s birth. Making haste, they headed straight for this promise. The angels making the joyful announcement had not yet seen the fulfillmentContinue reading “how to praise in advance”

what really matters

Our days and calendars didn’t take long to fill up with the shift of the seasons, and even more as the holidays approach. Projects, people, and priorities make demands on our time and our minds. I find myself sitting, daydreaming, and longing for “when things settle down” only to rush into the next task byContinue reading “what really matters”

how to find rest in bible study

Rest doesn’t come naturally to me. Even when I am physically still, I am still emotionally and mentally very active. I easily overthink and over ponder to the point of overwhelming my own self. I default to the belief that rest equals physically doing nothing, and as a mom and wife, that is an impossibility.Continue reading “how to find rest in bible study”

how to practice grace through communing with God

When my husband and I began dating 25 years ago, we called one another every day. We visited each other’s apartments and we would spend hours talking constantly. We would even run errands together. No one had to tell us to spend time together or talk with each other. The more we talked and spentContinue reading “how to practice grace through communing with God”