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”

7 Scriptures on the Holy Spirit and How He Helps Us

Almost twenty years ago, I knelt down next to my bed and prayed for more of the Holy Spirit. I prayed for my ears to hear Him as my friend heard Him. If the Lord had more of Himself to give me, more gifts of the Holy Spirit, despite my fears, I wanted more. I … Continue reading “7 Scriptures on the Holy Spirit and How He Helps Us”

You Belong: Three Ways to Find Your Tribe

We Need to Belong God gave us the desire to belong to something or someone or a plural of someones. He’s a God of relationship, and we were made in His image. Even at fifty-two there is a little girl in me who wants to belong. I’m also acutely aware of others who want to … Continue reading “You Belong: Three Ways to Find Your Tribe”

Using the Names of God to Help You Pray

Do you feel your prayers are bouncing back from heaven? Would you like to strengthen your prayers and to acknowledge God’s strength, wisdom, power, and faithfulness? If your prayer life could use a face-lift, try praying the names of God. Names are Important to us and to God One day I walked into a hotel … Continue reading “Using the Names of God to Help You Pray”

Cultivating Kindness- A 7-Day Bible Study

As I hurried out of the mall to my car the other day, I noticed an older woman standing on the curb. As I passed her, another woman walked past her too, but she stopped and asked, “Are you okay? Do you need some help?” At that moment, I stopped to hear the elderly lady’s … Continue reading “Cultivating Kindness- A 7-Day Bible Study”

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