Your friend has a need and asks you to pray for him. Do you really take the time to seek the Lord in prayer on his behalf, or do you quickly offer up an urgent flare-prayer and then go about your own personal business again? Continue reading
Here they come! In the mail, on TV, on radio, online. One catchy phrase after another.
“Lose the First 10 pounds On Us!”
“Change Your Life For $1” Continue reading
As young children, Christmas and summer vacation couldn’t come soon enough. We waited anxiously as the months dragged by and were not as thrilled when September rolled around, signaling the beginning of a new school year. Continue reading
“Commit your works to the LORD and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3
It’s the 4th of July holiday weekend and my husband and I are looking forward to visiting our granddaughter in Utah. I got off early from work this morning so that I could wrap up the rest of our travel preparations. Continue reading
“We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
Monday was a particularly difficult day at work this past week. Not only for me, but for many of my colleagues. We were each rushing back and forth from our desks checking on things, responding to various challenges via email, and returning calls to clients with pressing needs. If it wasn’t one thing, it was another – all morning long!
“It’s Monday!” I heard someone say, as someone else nodded in agreement while passing by. I heard the “It’s Monday!” phrase several other times that morning. Are all Mondays really this hectic and problematic? Continue reading
“I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.” Romans 7:15
They pretty much threw me under the bus. Rather than defend me, they took her side. She now felt even more justified in treating me the way she had.
I’d be lying if I said it didn’t bother me or that I didn’t stew over it for hours. The truth is, I stewed over it for three entire days! Continue reading
(In loving memory of my best friend, Rosie Saenz Soto 12/27/59 – 2/7/09)
I can remember our bicycle rides
through rich neighborhoods,
pointing at house we’d someday have
or thought we would.
And do you remember the night in the tent
And the stories we told
of whom we would marry
and how we’d grow old?
We were only dreamers unaware
of what our futures would hold.