Devotionals prayers and answers

You’re going to need this

A mother hands a child a coat as he prepares to head out the door.  You’re going to need this, she says, it’s cold outside.  Another time, she hands the child an umbrella.  You’re going to need this, she says, it’s raining out and you’ll get wet if you...
Potpourri

From John Piper

In 1979 Bob Dylan recorded the song “Gotta Serve Somebody.” For those who listen with biblically informed ears the refrain echoes Paul and Jesus: Paul: “You are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness” (Romans...
Family Homemaking

A new week ahead…

It’s Sunday night.  Everything’s picked up, put away, swept and tidy — as we did again this morning and again this evening.  Tomorrow’s a new day… I’m planning for another day to wash, vacuum, pick up, put away, teach, sweep and tidy… all while caring for, cooking for, washing...
CSA Devotionals my story

So, why does stuff happen?

Do you find yourself asking the “why did that happen?” question? Why in the world did that happen? Or, why did this happen to me?  Or, how could this have happened? We all ask some such question from time to time.  Even when we don’t mean to bring up...
Devotionals

Don’t send opportunity away

What do you have in your hand?   Are you wanting to send opportunity away? Most of the time, that’s the basis for our willingness to obey the Lord… our willingness to obey or our willingness to serve is based on what we’ve got in our hand or what...
CSA my story Potpourri

A Co-Incident

It just dawned on me that there are a bunch of co-incidents going on right now.  But it’s not surprising to me when I’m dealing with something and then I notice several other similar something’s come up around the same time.  You probably notice this is true in your...
CSA my story

Let’s Pretend…

Let’s Pretend is a children’s game.  And children are good at playing it.  Adults like to play this game, too — only it’s not always for entertainment or proper development. Nearly thirty years ago my husband encouraged me to talk to someone about CSA — or, my story.  It...
CSA my story

No more secrets

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. I so longed for freedom – freedom from shame, freedom from fear, freedom from having to do things for him in that way.  I so wanted to be free from all that — I wanted it to all go...