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...