Just kick me…

My family lives out in the country.  But make no mistake I am not a country girl.  I want to be but I didn’t grow up that way and it’s a struggle.  I love the country scenery though.  And out in the country we see some sights.  Some are absolutely beautiful.  Nothing prettier than a…

Just. Shut. Your. Mouth.

Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut, and you will stay out of trouble.    Proverbs 21:23 Two different times in the last week. Two different people in my life. Two slightly different wordings. One meaning.  One message from the Lord through them. “Just. Shut. Your. Mouth.” That’s what they said to me. Appalled? Yeah,…

“I’m a Control Freak.”

I’m a control freak. There, I said it. Even saying that, makes me want to control how you will receive it. Ugh. Deep exhausting sigh. Disgusted. It is what it is. I want to control anything and everything. From our daily family activities, to work, to the way the waitress greets us, to the way…

Anxious much?

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7   Anxious much?   I caught myself the other day feeling very anxious. It’s…

Revelation from the Treadmill

Revelation from the treadmill: I was pondering this morning grace vs the law. You know how can God love us when we do things wrong all the time, etc.? God revealed to me that He loves me the same all the time because when He looks at me… He sees Christ. Then the question is…

Rejection

Rejection… just the word itself is ugly to me. Not to mention all the images and feelings it conjures up when I say it. It hits to the pit of my stomach, to the place I cant pretend in, straight to the heart and very being of my soul. Rejection. Not wanted. Not good enough….

Say What?

Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant.  May everything you have said about me come true.” Luke 1:38 Some days, I ask myself … Do I really believe? My first answer is always absolutely! I mean I’m a pastor’s wife, isn’t that kind of a personal foul if I don’t?  It definitely has to be a…

Walk a Mile in My Shoes Sister!

Walk a Mile in my shoes sister! Isn’t it easy to critique and criticize someone else? It really doesn’t take any thought, love or care to critique someone. The funny thing is almost every time I have critiqued someone and then later had to walk in their shoes for just a moment, I understood why…

Sometimes He leaves the Thorn

The other day, my daughter and I decided to go on a four wheeler ride on our property. We live out in the woods, so we had some fun just traveling through the woods and sharing some time together. At some point during the outing, I grabbed a bush with some thorns on it. I…

Please Lord! Let This Week End!

Please Lord let this week end! This was my prayer this week. The whole week I kept saying: “If I can just make it through this next hour.” “Let me usher my Dad into heaven.” “Lord, let me survive the next two hours.” “Lord, let me plan a funeral for my dad which honors his…