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”

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”

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”

When You Want to Push Somebody Down #Gentleness

  I sat around the table with friends sharing our prayer needs. Open, honest, and vulnerable, I told mine. We’re like minded. Women of faith, and kindred spirits who’ve heard the call to write, so it seemed to be a safe place. But it wasn’t. As soon as I let my request out, questions and … Continue reading “When You Want to Push Somebody Down #Gentleness”

How to be Patient when You’re Not

We’ve all been there. We’ve sat at the obnoxiously long red light. Is it broken?!  We’ve yelled with our inside voice (maybe our outside one), Come! On! We play with the radio, maybe check our phone (even if we aren’t supposed to), and we can feel our blood pressure rise. Sitting still is not one … Continue reading “How to be Patient when You’re Not”

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