Jesus prayed, "Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” Jesus was the epitome of submission, yielding and what it means to "go lower".
NOTE: The premise of this post began stirring in me more than 5 years ago. I have written several variations in my head, on paper and in blog drafts. To write it all out would take days. It has been condensed here for easier reading. * When I had my "Jesus moment", I was a… Continue reading The American Christian’s Reckoning
My husband is a better driver than me. Some say women are better drivers than men, but in our home, hubby is definitely better than me. He has more patience than I do. And that is where this post begins. * Today is Easter Sunday aka Resurrection Sunday. Ahead of this weekend, I was looking… Continue reading Driving Obedience
I went for a walk last night. Having just read a post by someone I know, I felt anger and frustration. The emotions were overwhelming me to the point where I wanted to cry. I needed to clear my head. When I walk, I'll listen to music or preaching, or I just pray. This time,… Continue reading Treasure the Moment
* At 22 years old, I walked into a little church in Spokane, Washington and said yes to Jesus being in my life. I said yes to my sins being forgiven. I said yes to God as my Father - no small feat that considering where I was at the time. I said yes to...… Continue reading What Is A Christian?
A few years ago I embarked on a social media project. It was a project about encouragement. I began thinking about the impending New Year's and the inevitable resolutions that people make. What is it they say? A high percentage of resolutions are broken within the first few weeks of January. People have good intentions… Continue reading What’s Your Word?
The disciples were asked to wait while Jesus prayed. They couldn't wait an hour. If it were me, I would be sleeping too.
I think God laughed. Or chuckled. Or did that thing we people do when we shake our head and laugh at people who are flailing badly at something. Okay, okay. Maybe not laughed, but He was definitely doing something as He watched me hitting those branches. They were in my way and I was venting… Continue reading Branch Slapping
On June 8, I was at my lowest weight I had been at in a while. That was on purpose. In 2017, I wanted to get healthier and lose weight before my 50th birthday. Truth be told, my real goal was 135 lbs, but needless to say I didn't reach it. But, I was feeling… Continue reading Coping Mechanisms
Don't let the pain win was the title of the sermon in my head. Then, I thought about Wayne Newton. Why? Read.