re you running out of gas and in need of a refuel? Does the sound of a spiritual pit stop sound impossible after you’ve run yourself into the ground? I often tell myself that I will set aside a time of rest, but life revs up, craziness ensues and
very Friday, I have to muster up all of my adulting skills and mow the huge corner lot that our home sits on. Chicagoland summers are hot and humid and it’s one of my least favorite chores on my weekly summer to do list. It’s truly a Labor of Love.
never would have believed it had you told me this ten years ago… The trials of life have made me a better person. All of the heartache. All of the grief. All of the tears. It’s true. When God says He works all things together for His
ife looks different as I get ready to hit the big 50 next year. I’ve got quite a few new problems to worry about. I’ve got graying hair, my skin is losing it’s elasticity, I’m gaining wrinkles, my hairline is receding and my joints are starting
n Ephesians 5:5 we are told not to be partakers with the children of disobedience. I always thought that disobedience was simply defined as when you didn’t listen and did contrary to what was God wanted. Are apathy and disobedience connected? Imagine, to my surprise, when I did a word
irror, Mirror, on the Wall…. When you look in the mirror does it constantly remind you of who you are not, pointing out your shortcomings in a world where perceived beauty is tainted? And what if the mirror is speaking truth about your character and who you are…
called her Mom and she was a sweet blessing to my soul. She has a huge family, and yet, there was always room for my husband and I at family gatherings since she ‘adopted’ us into the fam since we’ve moved into the Chicago area. She has left
he roots of the Lord run Deep. Very Deep. When faced with the winds and storms of this life, His roots keep us firmly planted to withstand trials and hardships. Dolly Parton said, “Storms make trees take deeper roots”. How true that is! The storms of life are
or the first 23 years of life I went by my maiden name. I’m sure many of you know how difficult it is to make the change when writing your new name or responding when someone calls you by name. Every so often I’d suffer from Amnesia and not
’ve never been an athlete. My so called ‘athletic ability’ goes about as far as saying that I love to walk. I can almost guarantee that you will never catch me signing up for a race unless I have the option to walk and enjoy the journey along the
hen we think of courage, we think of men and women who have saved people’s lives with the risk of possibly forsaking their own. Those great acts of heroism are wonderfully inspiring. but in the life of an average person, there are few of us that will be the
od found me when I was at my lowest.” We hear expressions like these very frequently and, many times, I’ve said them myself. In 1 John 4:19, we have a simple gem of a scripture. We Love Him Because He First Loved Us. It’s not you that first loved Christ.