Is Your Soul Hungry or Nourished?

I have been noticing the past few months that as I take a quick break from the pressure cooker of responsibilities and obligations in order to choose activities that encourage me to breathe deeply, I am suddenly overcome with sadness. It happened one day as I chose to take a quick walk in a park [...]

Looking for JoyWings

Where is joy? There are so many oppressive things in life. You listen to the news or read a news feed on your computer and you feel pressed down on every side. Accidents, illnesses, depression, suicide, broken families, terrorist scares, floods, hurricanes, or tornadoes. All of these weigh heavily on us. Feeling dissatisfied in a [...]

Find Joy in His Refreshing Presence

Psalm 63:1b NLT "My soul thirsts for you; my whole being longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water." Does your life sometimes feel like a parched and weary land? I am learning to make some changes in life to create spaces to be refreshed.  I am learning that I need [...]

What is Essential?

Being intentional is so very important in life. It is too easy to be scattered, distracted, and to lack focus. There are too many choices in everything, every day. The question: What is essential? How do you determine what is essential in your life, for the next moment, for the next month, for life? What [...]

The Trouble with Prayer

Does your prayer life get into a rut? Are you just going through the motions? Praying to the Creator of the universe, our Holy, Almighty God is a privilege. He who calls us His children wants us to come to Him. But why does it seem so difficult sometimes? It is amazing that He wants [...]

Facets of God’s Character: Sovereign Over All

Do you know who is in control? It is so easy for us to yearn for that. We strive and strive to have the control so we feel safe and secure. But, wait, where is God in all of that striving? I love the Bible stories from Sunday School that taught me such amazing truths [...]

Facets of God’s Character: God of Power and Might

El is the God of Power and Might. Our Omnipotent God. We are encouraged to call on God as our strength in times of feeling helpless or when we feel weak. Jesus gives example of this as He hangs on the cross when He cries out, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani." This can literally be translated, "My [...]

Facets of God’s Character: I AM WHO I AM

Fear gripped my heart. I woke up startled, my heart racing, my thoughts filled with anxiety-producing worries. I got up, found my favorite chair in the living room, and tried to calm down. Soothing music wasn't helping. I opened my Bible and started reading passages to calm the terror within, but that didn't seem to [...]

Facets of God’s Character: My Sweet Abba

Romans 8:15 NLT "So you should not be like cowarding, fearful slaves. You should behave instead like God's very own children, adopted into his family -- calling Him 'Father, dear Father.' " I spent a lot of time with my Opah (paternal grandfather) when I was a little girl. He taught me about the Lord, [...]