THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Search for it as for hidden treasures. Proverbs 2:4
I couldn’t find it anywhere. I tore through the office and looked under the computer desk. I went though each folder in my file cabinet. I flipped through piles of paper and books on the futon behind me. I even dug through the discarded heap in my trash can. And still, nothing. Where did I leave her book? I had promised to return it that night. Continue reading →
Like many of you, I learned The Lord’s Prayer (Mt 6:9-13; Lk 11:2-4) as a young child and committed it to memory. I always experienced a sense of unity and peace when reciting it with others at church services, prayer meetings, and various other special assemblies.
I spent most my morning watching one video after another on decluttering, organizing, downsizing, minimalism, etc. I was greatly encouraged, because one of my personal desires is to live a life of simplicity.
You see, I hate clutter! It causes stress, frustration, anxiety, and depression. When it becomes unmanageable, it’s actually managing you. Continue reading →
“Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” (Jeremiah 33:3)
There were two sections of empty chairs before me: about 150 to the right and 150 to the left, but I sat on the floor at the back of the church in the dark. I had been fasting and praying and chose this secluded spot to hear from God. Continue reading →
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” – 2 Timothy 2:15 (NIV)
I was listening to the radio while getting ready for work the other morning. A song had just ended and the radio host began talking. He then shared a saying I’d never heard before. “You cannot be thankful and unhappy at the same time.” It sounded nice and I understood the message it was trying to convey, but was it really true? Continue reading →
“All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” – 2 Timothy 3:16 (NLT)
Do any of you women remember a Christian organization called Women’s Aglow? Ladies in our church served on its board back in the early 1980’s, and many of us regularly attended the monthly meetings and yearly retreats. The speakers were amazing. Continue reading →