Calm in the Chaos–“I Shall Not Be Moved!”

Jeremiah 17:8

Live Simply.  It’s easier said than done, isn’t it?  My heart is willing, but when life just gets a little complicated, it does get harder to keep it all in perspective: Trying to focus on what I need to do today… It’s not always easy to do on those days when you feel like there aren’t…

Who Prayed for Rain?

Spring

“It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring…” Spring storms are here, and April showers are flooding my yard.  If I had a garden (which I don’t have for this and other reasons), it would be flooded.  Washed away. Some days I love a good storm.  I can sleep better when it rains, and other…

The Low-Down on Prayer

Prayer Changes Me

HERE IT IS: Prayer is ESSENTIAL. HERE’S WHAT IT’S NOT: A token of appreciation. A “go-to” when we’re desperate. A “wish list” of our wants. A poetic gesture with magical consequences. IF IT IS ESSENTIAL, then why does it often feel like an anomaly? anomaly [uh–nom–uh-lee]: “An odd, peculiar, or strange condition, situation, quality, etc.” [dictionary.com] It doesn’t…

Just An Old-Fashioned Love Song

Song of Solomon 8.7

I’m a mushy romantic, but when it comes to the Song of Solomon, this old-fashioned girl still blushes at the boldness of this poet’s language! I grew up modest (for which I am thankful!), and I continue to promote modesty whenever I speak to women, young and old.  My passion comes from my own spiritual committment–I…

The Proverbial Problem

I John 3:1

I love the book of Proverbs. I really do, BUT… I have a little question I’ve been asking myself. Why in the world does the writer choose to the female imperative when referring to WISDOM? I have never claimed to be a “wise guy”, and don’t want to start now, but I’m not sure that…

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