• When Plans Change, Part 2

    “You will succeed in whatever you choose to do, and light will shine on the road ahead of you.” Job 22:28 (NLT)    Sitting in the waiting room during Larry’s MRI, thoughts swirl in my head….” Well, God it looks like the trip I was so excited about is not going to happen.” The words slipped out of my mouth.…

  • When Plans Change, Part 1

    “People can make all kinds of plans, but only the Lord’s plan will happen.” (Proverbs 19:21 NCV)  Finally, after two years, we were heading to Nova Scotia again to visit family and friends. My heart welled with excitement. I pictured myself sitting on the deck of our rented cottage looking at the Bay of Fundy; playing Monday night bingo with…

  • Prayers, Rainbows, Lilies

    “And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in You.”  Psalm 39:7 (NLT)  I’ve been praying a lot lately. Not that prayer is new to me; it isn’t. But sometimes it seems like every breath is a prayer and, at times, the breathing can be labored. Deep inhales; even deeper exhales. I wonder when or if certain prayers will…

  • Come and Sit

      “…Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile…” Mark 6:31 (NLT) Although retired, I always have things to do; decluttering, cooking, paying bills, running errands, keeping appointments…. Recently, I had just gone over my “To Do” list for the day; online church, wash a load of clothes, bake pumpkin blueberry muffins and boil eggs for…

  • Nehemiah Challenge, Part 2

    “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.” Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)   I started my Nehemiah Challenge last week and quickly discovered without a plan, I could not get much accomplished. Nehemiah had a plan to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem. I realized, to be successful with my decluttering, I, too, needed a plan. First,…

  • “My Nehemiah Challenge”

    “So, on October 2* the wall was finished – just fifty-two days after we begun…. They realized this work had been done with the help of our God” Nehemiah 6:15…16(NLT) The longer I put off doing what I know I should do; the deeper I dig myself into a hole.  I sort of get paralyzed and move farther  away from…

  • Clarity and Peace

    “I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources, He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit.  Then, Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him.  Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.” Ephesians 3: 16 – 17(NLT) Hard to believe my brother, Billy, made his transition over a…

  • Come Away for A While

    “Then Jesus said, ‘Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile…’ ” Mark 6:31 (NLT)   I have been in a fog for a while. I wanted to get away from everything, the news, the pandemic, the sadness, the deaths.  I wanted to clear my head; find my joy, my peace, again. So, for the past…

  • The Power of One

    “Each one of you will put to flight a thousand of the enemy, for the Lord your God fights for you, just as He has promised.” Joshua 23:10 (NLT)   Today, as I blanket myself in numbness watching the pain that engulfs our country, the idea it only takes one comes to mind.  It only takes one to shock our…

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