When Celebrating Thanksgiving is Hard

Empty Chairs . . . Some years Thanksgiving is harder to celebrate than other years. I love the turkey, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, dressing, and green bean casserole. I embrace the cooler weather, gold and garnet leaves, and the almost naked trees, and I love gathering with family and friends–whoever can come. Yet, there have … Continue reading “When Celebrating Thanksgiving is Hard”

How Jesus Taught Us To Pray

  Do you ever need to be encouraged to pray? I do. I mean, I pray all the time. I talk to God all through my day, but I must confess, I do have days when I don’t feel my prayers worthy or that they make much difference. And at one time in my life, … Continue reading “How Jesus Taught Us To Pray”

When God Tells You to Be Patient

[Don’t miss the giveaway at the end!] Has God ever told you to be patient? It’s not the words we usually want to hear. Patience means you need to wait. I’m not a fan of waiting anymore than any of you reading this. It’s just not in our nature! None of us want to be … Continue reading “When God Tells You to Be Patient”

You Don’t Have to be Strong

Why do we make strength such a big deal? Why do we want to be strong? When I was in sixth grade, I could beat all the boys (except one) arm wrestling with our left arms. I was left handed. (Smile). Ernest Torres was the one boy who beat me every time, even though he … Continue reading “You Don’t Have to be Strong”

Let God Settle Your Restless Heart

  Do you know that feeling of a restless heart? Sometimes we experience it even though life isn’t  too bad. Things are good, but we just can’t shake the feeling that something is missing or needs to be fixed. We’ve lost our joy. We’re not happy. The things that used to be fulfilling are not. … Continue reading “Let God Settle Your Restless Heart”

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