A Changing God

25. February 2011 Uncategorized 0
I continue to be amazed by the dichotomy of God. The longer I study, and the more I live, my cookie cutter, poly-ana faith is challenged. Yet, as it is challenged, it is deepened. I’m forced to trust in a God who dares to take me through difficult things to refine my faith. I’m forced to ...

Permission to be Still

23. February 2011 listening, quiet, schedules 0
Permission. I’ve never realized what an important role this word plays in my life until last week. I also didn’t realize how busy I was making myself until I had to spend a week laying low trying to recover from being sick. Being sick, however, gave me “permission” to be still. In January, I made many ...

Permission to Grieve

21. February 2011 Uncategorized 0
I’ve been praying for a friend who just lost a loved one. And in my prayers, I have prayed for her to experience permission to grieve. It may sound like a silly prayer, but in my own experience of grief, I’ve felt as if I wasn’t supposed to do so because of the hope of ...

A Radiant Face

18. February 2011 flu, healing, praise 0
I will extol the Lord at all times;His praise will always be on my lips.My soul will boast in the Lord;let the afflicted hear and rejoice.Glorify the Lord with me;let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord, and he answered me;He delivered me from all my fears.Those who look to Him are radiant;their ...

Sitting on my Couch

16. February 2011 Uncategorized 0
I have a routine every morning. I carefully walk down the stairs, turn on soft lights, make the coffee, feed the cats, then sit on the couch with my Bible. Sometimes I just sit there for thirty or forty minutes. I would like to tell you that during this time I’m praying powerful prayers or ...