Do you have any memories of trying to walk up a slide? Many of us have done that as children, and depending on how slippery the slide is, and how grippy your shoes or feet are, is how fast you make it up. I remember sliding down as often as getting to the top.
Life seems to be that way quite often.
After the intense experiences of therapy and prayer I felt that I had gotten to the top of the slide. I could see far, the air was cleaner, and I had accomplished something that took many years of pain away. Everything felt so good. I loved everyone and wanted to share the joy with as many as would listen. I blogged about it, talked about it, and felt like I couldn’t contain myself.
Then I got tired. Bone weary! The enemy started to whisper in my ear again. I tried blocking it out, but it’s hard when one is so tired. Jesus kept telling me to rest, but I felt like I had just been reborn and I had long lists of things I needed to start and accomplish. I don’t have time to rest…life is just getting interesting!! But, why am I so tired? Continue reading Highs and Lows
There is no coincidence that the two middle letters in the word goSSip hiss when you say it. Talking and sharing is how women bond. Gossiping is considered normal and okay in our society…after all, that’s what sells magazines and reality television. But, how many of us have been hurt by it as well? And how much of it has been true in the first place? Or then has it been a betrayal by someone we trusted with our heart and secrets? Continue reading “Let me tell you something…”
How many of us actually read Proverbs? I know that I had good intentions. The desire was there. Using the lack of time and privacy as an excuse is nothing more than a cop out. I have no excuse for ignoring God’s word…I have needed it many times over the last few weeks. Why the excuses? Why the apathy?
Proverbs 1:5 “may the wise hear and increase learning, and the one who understands gain direction” Continue reading What Homework?
Have you ever had that period in your life when it was going beautifully? Smooth sailing. And you express it to someone, or yourself…then within days everything has gone to pot. It happened to me a few years ago. I had been reading my bible, I was on a one year plan…it was going so well. I had persevered for ten months or so, and I was getting close to the end, when a friend asked me how my spiritual life was going. I told him it was going really well, I was on track to have the whole bible read through. I was so excited about this, and bragged how well I was doing. God and I were tight!! Within A DAY I stopped reading the bible and went through some strange period where I couldn’t even pick it up!!!! What happened??? An attack! In hindsight I can see it, but at the time I didn’t even notice it.
Continue reading Attack!
There is an old Sunday school song that goes through my head whenever I start to really worry…
“Why worry when you can pray?
Trust Jesus, He’ll with you stay.
Don’t be a doubting Thomas,
Rest fully on His promise.
Why worry, worry, worry, worry,
When you can pray!!”
It’s a spontaneous jingle…and it’s true! I catch myself worrying every once in awhile, who doesn’t?? There are times that the worry almost turns into panic. And that is when this song pops into my head. It must be my subconscious reminding me that I have an option. No matter what the worry, I can pray about it. I might not necessarily get an answer right away…but I can let it go. Or sometimes the answer isn’t what we want to hear, but that also is a comfort. It gives guidance to the path we are on. Maybe the fork didn’t go in the direction we wanted, but that doesn’t mean it won’t lead us in His perfect will.
Continue reading Worry…