Counting 1,000 Gifts

James 1:17-18 The Message (MSG) 16-18 So, my very dear friends, don’t get thrown off course. Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle. He brought us to life using the true Word,Continue reading “Counting 1,000 Gifts”

Hopeless or Hopeful? Romans Answers

Romans 4:17-18We call Abraham “father” not because he got God’s attention by living like a saint, but because God made something out of Abraham when he was a nobody. Isn’t that what we’ve always read in Scripture, God saying to Abraham, “I set you up as father of many peoples”? Abraham was first named “father”Continue reading “Hopeless or Hopeful? Romans Answers”

Amazing Grace—How We Can Accept It

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting onContinue reading “Amazing Grace—How We Can Accept It”

Anxious Always–40-50 Years–Mature Girls

Chapter 5                 40-50 Years              Mature Girls Now I am in the season of answers.  Joining the ranks of mature girls, I love this decade that is emerging for me now.  I am brave.  I am comfortable in my own skin.  Conquering my anxiety and depression with medication, counseling, self-help books, faith-based books, and someContinue reading “Anxious Always–40-50 Years–Mature Girls”

Well, That’s Not Me…

“But he knows where I am and what I’ve done. He can cross-examine me all he wants, and I’ll pass the test with honors. I’ve followed him closely, my feet in his footprints, not once swerving from his way. I’ve obeyed every word he’s spoken, and not just obeyed his advice—I’ve treasured it. Job 23:10-11Continue reading “Well, That’s Not Me…”

Connect the Dots…La, La, La, La

“Connect the dots…la, la, la, la.”  –Pee Wee Herman, Pee Wee’s Playhouse When I was in fourth and fifth grade I watched Pee Wee’s Playhouse every Saturday morning.  I have always been an early riser.  Pee Wee’s Playhouse was a joyful show for kids and adults too really. As a kid in fourth grade IContinue reading “Connect the Dots…La, La, La, La”

Why Kicking Your Kids Out of the Garden of Eden Works!

My husband and I attended a John Rosemond seminar at our then church in an Atlanta suburb when our son was a toddler/infant.  I really don’t remember.  I just know we were new parents back in 2006/2007.  We were trying to learn all we could about parenting.  At least I was, and I convinced himContinue reading “Why Kicking Your Kids Out of the Garden of Eden Works!”