Peace Like a River

Have you ever been canoeing or rafting on a river? I have, a couple of times. Now before you see me as this adventurous woman rolling through rapids and fighting to keep my craft upright and afloat, let me assure you, it was nothing like that. Both of the rivers I traveled, while they hadContinue reading “Peace Like a River”

Waiting

Are you struggling through this time of waiting as we endure the COVID19 pandemic? I know I am. Many of us are waiting to see friends and family members. Others may be waiting to heal from this illness, or waiting for a loved one to heal. Many are waiting to get back to work.  StillContinue reading “Waiting”

What Does the Bible Say about God’s Love?

Is it possible for us as human beings to comprehend God’s love for us? God’s love is so huge that as the song says “If we with ink the ocean filled or were the skies of parchment made…to write the love of God above would drain the ocean dry…” (“O Love of God” by FrederickContinue reading “What Does the Bible Say about God’s Love?”

A New Way

The Lord says—who makes a way in the sea and a path in the mighty waters, Don’t remember the prior things; don’t ponder ancient history. Look! I’m doing a new thing; now it sprouts up; don’t you recognize it? I’m making a way in the desert, paths in the wilderness. Isaiah 43:16, 18-19 CEB WhatContinue reading “A New Way”

Overwhelmed

Oftentimes when I read the Bible, especially the Gospels, I am overwhelmed by God’s love for us, and by what Jesus did out of love while on this earth. One example is before He celebrates the Passover with His disciples. In an intimate moment with these men whom He knows so well, Jesus performs theContinue reading “Overwhelmed”

Abundant Life

Read John 10:1-14. Have you ever considered your life to be worthless or that people would just be better off without you? I know, I know this sounds rather melodramatic to some, but in the depths of depression, there are loads of people who feel this way. And telling someone in the throes of thisContinue reading “Abundant Life”

The Savior and His Mother at the Cross

Based on John 19:17-35. As I type the words of the title, my heart wrenches for Mary, the mother of Jesus. I can’t imagine her absolute grief as she watched Him die in such agony. When my son died, he was in a hospital where the doctors and nurses did everything they could for him.Continue reading “The Savior and His Mother at the Cross”

Peace to You, My Children

Have you ever wished you could just disappear? Responsibilities weigh you down, and you want to leave them behind. That weight perhaps causes you to forget the good things, the blessings you have. Maybe you feel this way now or have felt this way in the past. There is no peace in your home, inContinue reading “Peace to You, My Children”

Comfort to Pass on

Have you ever experienced God’s comfort in a real and almost tangible way? I hope you have. But in order to experience that comfort we must also experience pain–emotionally or physically. At the same time, pain in this life is unavoidable. Experiencing the comfort only our God can give makes the pain, not only bearable, Continue reading “Comfort to Pass on”