Pain with a Purpose

Pain. We all have it in one form or another. For you it might be a chronic physical illness such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, or some other disease that leaves you feeling lousy all the time. For others, it could be the emotional and financial loss suffered when your company has downsized or outsourced your position. […]

Place It in His Hands

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3     Commit to the Lord our works. How easy it is to forget to do that. It’s easy to forget that we can pray with our kiddos over their schoolwork and commit that to the Lord in prayer. It’s easy […]


Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” (Isaiah 30:21, NIV) Overwhelmed and in need of some sense of direction, you are standing at a crossroads unsure of where to turn. The sun’s heat is merciless as […]

Is It God’s Will If It’s Hard?

It took me a long time to realize I had the wrong perspective on what God’s will for my life was. Somehow, as I was growing up, I came to believe that if something was hard for me; if things didn’t go as planned – that that must be a sign that it was not […]


I have a friend who loves to ride a bike.  He doesn’t take a ride around the block.  No.  When he goes on a ride, it is for 25 to 50 miles.  Before he goes, he makes certain he has various items to fix his bike should something go wrong.  He makes sure he has plenty of water so he […]

praising God for closed doors

I came across this journal entry today.  I was greatly encouraged to be reminded of what God did.   I pray that He uses this time from my life  to encourage you as well. My job seems to be a continual pattern of closed doors. I suppose I should rejoice, for this is an answer, but […]