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  • The Perfect Gift

    God is the Giver of every good and perfect gift. What is the perfect gift? Read on to find out!

    “Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of lights [the Creator and Sustainer of the heavens], in whom there is no variation [no rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [for He is perfect and never changes].” (James 1:17 AMPC) I love this verse, and am always comforted in knowing that God never changes. He is the same, yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). He is the Giver of every good, perfect gift. As is always the case, there is so much more to this Scripture. It is rich in truth…. Read More ›

  • Your Guide On The Unlit Path

    Are you facing an unfamiliar path? Is the way in front of you dark? You are not alone. You have a Guide who will walk you through this unlit path.

    Our family did a lot of camping when our kids were young. Yep. Real tent camping. We usually arrived at our destination in the late afternoon and quickly set everything up. Tent, food, chairs near the fire pit. As darkness descended, it was important for everyone to keep a flashlight in their pocket. Even in state parks the terrain is not smooth. Large rocks, protruding tree roots, and all kinds of other things are in the way. And bugs! It seems like each park has its own unique … uhm … tiny wildlife. These obstacles quickly become stumbling blocks in an… Read More ›

  • 3 Simple Ways to Please God

    Are you looking to reestablish your relationship with God? He isn't looking a showy display of faith. There are 3 simple ways to please God.

    When I was in college, I was caught up in external, visible displays of my faith. So much so, that I felt it was my calling to “check up” on the people in my circle of influence. I would often greet friends with, “Hi Lisa! How are you today? How was your quiet time?” And if she looked at me funny and said, “Quiet time? I didn’t have one today,”

  • God Has The Best Plan

    It can be discouraging when you discover that your best-laid plans are not the plans God has in mind. Until we learn that God has the best plan.

    Often I hear people say, “God is good.” And He is! But it doesn’t always feel like it. In recent years, I hear more people saying, “God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good.” And He is! Even when it doesn’t feel like it. I’m learning that in a new way these days–that God has the best plan. It’s not really a “new lesson.” But God has me back in the classroom of life, learning to trusting Him with His plans for me.

  • When God Supplies All You Need

    When you are faced with something beyond your ability, either physically, emotionally, or spiritually, where do you turn? God supplies ALL you need.

    Two weeks ago, my dad and I headed off on a road trip together to attend the funeral of his older brother. Although the reason for the trip was a sad one, the time I shared with my dad was a treasure. When I was young, our family took lots of trips together, arriving at our destinations late into the night. For this trip, we originally scheduled two days of driving, so that we wouldn’t do that and then be too tired when we arrived. By dinnertime, however, we decided that in this case, it was best to push ahead so we would be more rested the next day, rather than tired from driving. I knew I needed strength that only God supplies.

  • A Curve In The Road

    My dad’s brother passed away yesterday and we are on our way to the out-of-state funeral. That said, though I have been kind of silent on my blog for a bit, there will be a little more. But I wanted to leave you with a brief note, letting you know where I am–and to ask you to remember my family in your prayers. I’m blessed to have my daddy with me. He and I will be enjoying a road trip together for the next few days.

  • When You Are So Empty, Your Heart Hurts

    When you are emotionally and spiritually spent--so empty that your heart hurts--where do you go? What do you do to recharge? God has a plan ...

    My son’s wallet was stolen, and he experienced the loss on many levels. Lost cash, lost Drivers License, lost time with his girlfriend. Lost time for me, too. Hanging out at the DMV all day is pretty much the opposite of how we wanted to spend one of our last days of summer. Standing for hours, sitting for hours in chairs that make your tush go to sleep, engaging (or trying not to engage) with people who are looking for a reason to argue. Just ugh! The trip to the DMV turned into two trips to two different offices. In all, we waited over 5 hours…for 3 minutes of service.