Do you remember when you first met your spouse?  I sure do!  It was like fireworks were going off in rapid succession and I could barely think of anything else. I was certain that Jonny was absolutely perfect and through a lot of our marriage I remained convinced.  I had married the perfect man.

Perfection is a funny thing.  It seems like the ultimate compliment, but is it really?   [Read more…]

It’s Time to Look Up!

Somedays are better than others.  I don’t know why, but it sure seems to be true.  I’ve never known life to be boring, but it sure has been happy, sad, confusing, terrifying, repetitive, and overwhelming, and sometimes all at the same time.  The best part about it is that God is unchanging.  That is so funny to me though, because I am made in His image.  I look a lot like Him!  I think that is spectacular don’t you?  Me feeling so changeable, and yet I’m made in the very image of the unchanging One!  That just gives me hope! [Read more…]

Papa has a Purpose for You!

I woke up with some words that the Lord had spoken to me. He gave me a list.

  1. Purpose
  2. Plan
  3. Position
  4. Promise
  5. Proposition

I always pay close attention when this happens, because I know He has something important to say to me. This is His encouraging word for all of us.

This is to all of us…His Dearly Beloved. [Read more…]

Prayers From the Mouth of a Child

I did not grow up in a family or church where children were taught to pray spontaneous prayers from their hearts to God. I was not aware that it was possible to have a conversation with God, believing that He would actually hear me, and even speak to me in return!

Despite this circumstance, I am thankful that my family prayed simple, memorized prayers at the table, like: “Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest, and let Thy gifts to us be blessed”; and bedtime prayers, such as,”Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep.” We also prayed rote prayers in our hymnal in church, and recited the “Lord’s Prayer” every Sunday. I am thankful, because these prayers from my childhood convinced me that prayer was an expected part of my Christianity, and paved the way for my future prayer-life, as time went on. [Read more…]

Putting our trust in God is not a risk, it is a guarantee!

Trust can be one of the hardest things in life to accomplish.  Trusting others is hard, but trusting God, strangely enough, can be even more so.  Sometimes placing all my trust in God, who knows the end from the beginning, can be a lot harder that trusting myself to figure it all out. 

The Bible says to put your trust in God and He will give you the desires of your heart.  So often we think that we can get the desires of our heart without actually having to trust God.  All this does is place our trust in our own ability and intellectual capacity rather than placing our trust in the wisest being of all time.

Trust is not something, however that we can just muster up and fake; trust has to be something that comes from the very core of our being. 

We can’t halfheartedly trust God. [Read more…]