A Word for 2019

A Word for 2019

If you could pick one word to focus on in 2019, what would it be? A few years back our Pastor gave a New Year challenge encouraging us to consider one word to focus on for the entire year. I had felt the Lord spurring me to trust Him more in unchartered areas of my...
Unusual Encounter

Unusual Encounter

This post is in response to a post I read this morning from Joel, a blogger I recently started following. Joel’s post was about an exceptional encounter he had. He referenced Hebrews 13:2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have...
How We Hear God

How We Hear God

I was looking over journal notes thinking about how we hear God. Below is how I heard Him New Year’s Day 2015. The cozy little restaurant was practically empty New Year day. Sue and I were enjoying the warmth of a fire discussing the past and future. We laughed,...
A Reason to Sing

A Reason to Sing

A Reason To Sing I wrote this months ago during an especially tough season. I’ve been walking thru a dry and lonely season. Tonight we went to a worship service. I felt wooden. I sang the words, but it was forced. I knew the worship song, and I sang despite the empty...
How Do You ‘Get a Grip’ in the Face of Tragedy?

How Do You ‘Get a Grip’ in the Face of Tragedy?

How Do You ‘Get a Grip’ in the Face of Tragedy? You know the term and may have even used it. Maybe you were about to throw in the towel on a dream and a friend challenged you, “Really Shelly? -Get a grip- Where’s your faith?”  Sometimes all we need is to just take a...
Are You Put To the Test?

Are You Put To the Test?

WarNinG!  Going into business with your spouse may put your marriage to the test. After 28 years of marriage, Brad and I sold our house, most of our belongings, bought a franchise business and moved from Texas to Colorado. We made it thru some really tough challenges...