When Enoch had lived 65 years, he fathered Methuselah. Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days of Enoch were 365 years. Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.(Gen 5:21-24 ESV)What comes to mind when you think of … Continue reading What is Your Legacy?
“Should you put this away, mommy?” came the voice of my son. He was standing in the middle of a room littered with blocks, Paw Patrol figures, pretend tools, and random kitchen items turned toys, holding a small bottle of eye drops in his little outstretched hand. Eye drops that I used before he woke … Continue reading Live at Peace with One Another
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10 NIV) “Let me give you a tour of my house that was spotless a mere 36 hours ago,” begins my Snapchat video to my sister-in-law. It goes on to reveal dishes in the … Continue reading From “Busy” to “Do the Next Good Work”
“O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” - 2 Chronicles 20:12 ESV A little honesty tonight, friends. I had an incredibly difficult week last week. Imagine … Continue reading What To Do When You’re Facing a Giant Life Battle
I suspect you’ve heard the saying, “The only things certain in life are death and taxes”? It’s a bleak quip calling out the two things that everyone, regardless of their station in life or current circumstances, is sure to face. Sardonic though it may be, it does have a sort of unifying quality about it, … Continue reading Death and Taxes: Our Only Certainties?
Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. (Romans 12:15 ESV) Last week, I heard from a friend with devastating news to share. The kind of thing that no one should ever have to face, where the sorrow is unimaginable and the emotional ache seeps into your physical being, taking up residence in … Continue reading Loving Others through Rejoicing and Weeping
A few months ago, I was playing with my sweet kiddos and my daughter toppled over, gently bumping her head on the carpet, as babies are apt to do when they are learning how to sit up. My reaction, like that of most moms, was to embrace her and kiss her head. She continued crying … Continue reading Run to God, Run to His Word
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10 ESV) Two Sundays ago, I was baptized at our church. It was incredible and I was far more … Continue reading Where Do You Look for Approval?| The Freedom and Joy of Obeying God
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:30-31, NIV) 28 “Come to me, all you who … Continue reading Trading Weariness for Deep Soul Rest
Happy Sunday, friends! As I type this, I am waiting on my husband to return home with a shop-vac that some friends are allowing us to borrow. Why, you ask? There is a small toy stuck in the drain of our bathtub. The water will not drain. Like, AT ALL. This week’s devotional was going … Continue reading Our First and Last Priority: Being in The Word