By Grace We are Saved


26. Cats; They snuggle up and give you something soft to pet. 27. Sleepovers; our ten year old had a friend spend the night last night, and it was precious to overhear there talk time about the details of Harry Potter and other creative stories. 28. My wedding rings; they sparkle in the lamp light.Continue reading “By Grace We are Saved”

What Do You Do With Your Morning Hours?


16. Itchy skin—it means my nervous system works. 17. A slight sweat–it means I live in a warm climate & have a warm home. 18. A cup of vanilla chai tea in a floral tea cup from my father in law–small cup of delight. 19. Devotional flip calendars–they bring me a snippet of faith stories/scripture.Continue reading “What Do You Do With Your Morning Hours?”

Bleary Eyes, Weary Heart, and Yet Pressing On


5. Early morning writing time. 6. Bleary eyes that still see. 7. Weary hear that presses on. 8. Bowlful of medicine 9. Tray full of supplements. 10. Money in the bank. Today I continue to count 1000 gifts. This will take awhile. Do you count your blessings or have a gratitude journal? It seems toContinue reading “Bleary Eyes, Weary Heart, and Yet Pressing On”

Hopeless Hearts & Minds


Joshua 2:8-11 Before the spies were down for the night, the woman came up to them on the roof and said, “I know that God has given you the land. We’re all afraid. Everyone in the country feels hopeless. We heard how God dried up the waters of the Red Sea before you when you left Egypt, and what heContinue reading “Hopeless Hearts & Minds”

Grab Onto Hope


Hebrews 6:18-20 We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God where Jesus, running on ahead of us, has taken up his permanent post asContinue reading “Grab Onto Hope”

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”