The Holidays Can Hit Like a Freight Train The verse of the day on my phone app popped up and bopped me upside the head the other day. Psalm 42:11. In fact, it surprised me so much that I had to read it in four different versions and I concluded… Read more“Five Tips for Fighting the Holiday Blues”
Tag: Tell His Story
At one point during the Christmas program, Mary and Joseph hopped up and joined the other students at the edge of the stage to sing. ‘Mary’ left ‘Baby Jesus’ on the bench, where she had kept him propped between her and ‘Joseph’ during the visits from the shepherds and the… Read more“Leaving Jesus”
Sovereign or Souvenir? Which Kind of God are You Looking For?
The young girl walked up to my daughter and declared, “I’m ready to say my memory verse, Miss Sarah!” “Go ahead,” Sarah said. She listened patiently as the student recited from memory Habakkuk 3:17-18. When the youngster reached verse 19, her words caught Sarah by surprise. “The souvenir Lord is… Read more“Sovereign or Souvenir? Which Kind of God are You Looking For?”
Three Simple Steps to Unlock the Secret to Happiness
Dear Friend, You are brave. Crawling out of bed on a cold, dark morning when you’d rather cocoon yourself in the comfort of your covers takes bravery. Whether dark depression or mild dissatisfaction whispers in your ears that the solution lies under the guise of more sleep—you’ve ignored… Read more“Three Simple Steps to Unlock the Secret to Happiness”
The World Needs YOU!
The world needs you! Yes, you. Don’t give up. Don’t check out. The world needs you. Despair starts with a lie that seems like a feather but feels like lead. Maybe the deceiver whispers in your ear that the things that others have done to you make you worthless, without… Read more“The World Needs YOU!”
Royal Tea or Royalty?
I stood at the castle school door in my evening gown and tiara waiting for the junior high and high school girls to arrive for an evening of tea and tiaras. A gaggle of pajama-clad (it was wear-your-pajamas-day at school day) elementary girls caught sight of me and started oohing… Read more“Royal Tea or Royalty?”
God Chooses YOU!
Dear Friend; God chooses YOU! Yes, you. He chooses you from all of the other lumps of clay and chooses to turn you into a beautiful vessel—a work of art and purpose. This summer I spent hours filming an award-winning master potter turn a lump of Lizella clay into a… Read more“God Chooses YOU!”
You are Worth the Effort
Dear Friend; You are worth the effort. It’s not easy, struggling through each day and learning to squash the automatic thoughts that the evil one has planted in your subconscious. But you are worth the effort. Answering endless questions posed by psychiatrists and counselors feels like an invasion of privacy… Read more“You are Worth the Effort”
You Can’t Cure Anyone
Dear Friend, The weight of anxiety over a friend or loved one who needs your care may have pressed the last dredges of flavor from your life. You may find the strangest things make you cry (coffee commercials, for example) at the oddest times (during a staff meeting). You may… Read more“You Can’t Cure Anyone”
Smiling at the Storm
“If this doesn’t kill me, it’s certainly going to add to my collection of grey hair!” I yelled to Pedro over the howling wind of the sudden squall that had blown in whilst we leisurely paddled our way back from Bear Island. “If we get struck by lightening,” he hollered… Read more“Smiling at the Storm”