Monthly Archives: October 2013

Dare to Dream

Tomorrow I’m planning to do something crazy. Something far beyond the doldrums of my daily routine, something outside the precise corners and rigid edges of my tight to-do-list. It’s something I have wanted to do for ages, something I have prayed about and longed to do. I tried to approach it once before, but it wasn’t the right time. However, this time, this year is different. Not sure how, not sure why, it’s just . . . different. “Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4) I rarely contemplate that verse. To be honest, I’m a little afraid of it. I’m afraid of entertaining the dreams cocooned in the deep places of my heart. I cower at the thought of awakening them … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Panic Path

“You broaden the path beneath me so that my ankles do not turn.” Psalm 18:36   I sprained my ankle rushing to check on my pug, Luci, who’d had a major seizure recently from eating something poisonous. She does that, being one to eat everything that doesn’t eat her first, and several weeks ago she’d gotten into something–again–and flirted with the Reaper–again. About three days after Luci’s near-date with death, I was in the kitchen with the porch door open letting the sun filter into our chilly house. Luci kept wandering out to the porch (tempting fate I was sure), inviting another “close call” as she foraged for toxic tidbits with which to terrorize me. So, after examining the porch half a dozen times, I’d pronounced the “all clear” and left … Continue reading

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How to Speak the Truth in Love, Part 3

I wonder if over the past few weeks God has provided as many opportunities for you to “speak the truth in love” as He has me? Whew! Maybe I should start blogging about the weather, instead . . . But seriously, it’s been good–no really–for isn’t it just like our faithful God to lead us into particular spiritual territory right when we need it?   On my end, sometimes it’s gone pretty well. (Big sigh of relief.) And other times, well . . . Take the conversation I had this week with my husband who was frustrated over an ongoing issue: “It’s good that you’re thankful,” I said, “but God wants MORE than your gratitude. Way more.” His silence on the other end of the line told me how well … Continue reading

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