Tag: HOPE

Simple Prayer

Prayer is simple, really.  We are the ones who over-complicate it.  We assume that we have to get it just right, or that God is more concerned about our vocabulary than He is our heart. Prayer can be words spoken–but they might just be thoughts that are formed and directed at God. My prayer life was…

Embracing Change

It is an inevitable inevitability. Change. Not always easy.  Not always welcome. But definitely in.ev.it.a.ble. The cycle of life has a way of reminding us that even though change can be very difficult, it is, in reality, the most natural thing of all.  It is one thing that we can always count on:  Change will happen.   As…

A Storm Is Coming

You’ve seen it and felt it–the “calm before the storm”. But that kind of calm can make you anxious. Fearful even, as you wonder what the repercussions will be… It is the quiet that comes after the storm that is refreshing. Soothing, in a way. Quiet respite from the turbulent time that has passed. The…

The DNA of Worry

I am not a scientist.  And all that’s been discovered about DNA is more than my mind can fathom.  As a matter of fact, this schoolgirl graduated many moons ago, and I barely survived science class. But the God of the universe created it all and, IT.IS.FASCINATING. “By my great strength and outstretched arm, I made…

Afraid of the Dark

My grandchildren love to play with flashlights, so I make sure they are readily available in a special place that little hands can reach. They are an inexpensive toy that entertain for hours. (Yay, Dollar Store!) Even when it’s not dark outside, they will take the flashlights to the basement or a dark room and…

When God says, “I Will”

This is for you, my friend. You are many.  You are grieving, hurting, struggling, doubting. And you need answers: “Is God listening?”  “Does He see?”  “Does He care?”  “How can I know He will be there for me?” The answers are there, in His Word. Remember this and be brave; take it to heart, you transgressors!…