What if God isn’t meeting my expectations because my expectations are far too small?
God’s peace, that passes all understanding, is available to us today as we seek to obey God’s instructions.
Today I was walking home from Bible study, and as I walked up the hill by our church I noticed that the house behind the church had pink glowing windows. I spent a few minutes trying to figure out what would make the windows glow like that, and then I realized that it was coming […]
Gratitude is unspeakably important in our lives as believers. Thanksgiving in prayer is an opportunity to thank God not just in general, but specifically—for things He is doing in our lives, for blessings we see and hold in our hands day by day.
1. Cuddling with my husband on the couch. 2. Chocolate pie at the church fellowship. Hooray for cheat days! 😉 3. Exercising with my family. 4. Hugs from my three favorite kids in the whole world. 5. Kind words from people in my church. 6. Sunday night pizza night. Om nom nom nom. 7. Laughter […]
I am thankful for my hands. My nails are ragged, and I haven’t bothered painting them in years that I can remember. Something painful is going on under the nail of my right middle finger, which is, well, painful. The base joints of my first two fingers are swollen pretty much all the time. I […]
Thanks to my husband, there are now curtains in five rooms of our house now! That only leaves three still in need! Sometimes I think that the right to vote gives us this feeling that somehow we are in charge of who leads us. This isn’t true. God is sovereign and He has control over […]
When the snow finally comes to Iowa, it is a cold day in early February, and it blows in and covers the ground and coats stalks and branches and clotheslines and fences with its icy loveliness. It is a week since Grandpa last breathed, and in that time I have flown from the midwest to […]
Today is my birthday. I can’t lie, it’s been kind of an emotional day for me. Not because of my advanced age– I made peace with my thirties a year or so ago. I know I won’t really be of an advanced age until I’m at least 35. 😉 Christmas just brings out the weepy […]
We go out to dinner, because we already had the babysitter lined up and the boys are at my parents’ house for the weekend and we both feel like maybe we should get out of the house. Our conversation spins quietly from the silly to the serious. I point out the busboy who behaves like […]