Being Real, Health, Prayer

I Think About Irish Farmers

I tend to think about the span of life often. I find myself wondering about people I’ll never meet and those millions, billions, who have lived and died on this same planet without name or recognition. I wonder about them. What were they like? What did they do? How did they survive through the Black Plague or keep their head…

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Bible thinkin', Holy Spirit, Prayer, Teaching

Dry Idea

I’ve heard people say concerning their walk with Jesus, that they are in a “dry spell.” In other words, they “don’t hear the Lord,” or “don’t feel anything,” or “don’t get anything out of the word.” I don’t meant to be a party-pooper or disqualify what you might be feeling, but let me offer another suggestion: Maybe the reason you’re…

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Being Real, Holy Spirit, Prayer

I’ve Changed

“You take one of my babies and the deal’s off!” A few years ago I stood in my shower and threatened God, or at least I thought I did, that if anything happened to one of my kids I would walk away. I literally thought that if the worst of my fears actually came true, I would blame Him and…

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Prayer, Teaching

Not Fair!

I hear my kids say, “Not fair!” more often than I’d like. Sometimes I would like to really tell them what’s not fair. It’s not fair that I have weird hands that don’t look like everyone else’s hands. It’s not fair that I have a bizarre coccyx that hurts when I sit on it wrong. It’s not fair that I…

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Being Real, Prayer

I Feel Tiny Sometimes

Sometimes the bigness of God can be overwhelming. If I stand outside when it’s dark and look up at the stars, I actually can get a bit creeped out. It’s only because it so big. The wonder of it all can make me feel so small. It shrinks my dreams and visions. My faith seems so tiny and powerless. Just…

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Prayer

Please Pray

****UPDATE**** She got the “all clear”! She went in and everything is fine! Thank you for praying and thank Jesus for His faithfulness!! Hey everyone, would you just lift up my mom today. She’s going in for an MRI, possibly a mammogram to get something checked out today. Her name is Jolene. Just lift her up and pray that it’s…

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Prayer, Questions

Moolah

It’s not a good thing when I have a little extra cash because, well, I like to spend it. On Friday, Hubs and I got our tax return. After a few pay-downs of some debt, we have some money to spend and, well, I tend to want to run right out and buy something. It’s doesn’t have to be much,…

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Prayer

The Coffee is Brewing for One Reason

Little churches scattered over this country have just clicked on their heaters for another Sunday. They are small, old churches that echo and smell of fresh brewed coffee. I can hear laughter and greetings of attendees who have walked through the same double doors for decades. Coats and ties, pantie hose and slips. Someone is playing an organ as the…

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Being Real, Prayer

Face to Face

Recently the Lord has been pulling my heart strings to consider being more intentional about “face to face” time with people. In other words, some one on one mentoring. Now, there is a part of me that thinks, Sheesh, that sounds arrogant. And then there is the part of me that reminds that part that Hey, you’re 35 and you…

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