The Trent Effect

Mark 10:25 “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” This was just another day and another opportunity to make the right choice. I started my day with Heavenly Dad. Sometimes He speaks to me about what I’m going through now. Sometimes He reminds me of how far I’ve come. Today He reminded me of someone in my past. This...

“Love…as yourself.”

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:26 Beep, beep, beep... I’m sitting in the office listening to the beeping sound coming out of the tech closet. What does it mean? I have no idea, but I did let my boss know that the closet is speaking to me. Happy Friday one...

Cave In!

Hebrews 12:11 For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. I experienced a great adventure with Eric, Taylor, Kristian and Willow (OK, so Willow was kept outside but was enthusiastically supportive). We were invited to explore a house tagged to be demolished. Over the years, what...

Delayed but Never Late

Daniel 20:12b-14a “Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. 13 But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of...

A Whole New World

“What is desired in a man is steadfast love,” Proverbs 19:22aToday, Lord willing, marks the end and a new beginning. Eric and I made a decision for me to let go of a project that I was working on. I started it before we got together. If/when I release it, we will have the opportunity to start something together. This was a personal dream that changed after I married Eric but is still part of...

Happily (N)Ever After: What’s the REAL Story?

Psalm 3:3 “But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.“ “Once upon a time, in a land far far away lived a beautiful princess (who cooked, cleaned, did laundry, knew everything about childcare, did the accounting for the palace, juggled, hunted, played basketball, sewed, was a size 3 but never worked out and could eat like a man, was a gourmet chef, all...

Forgiveness: Once and For All

Ephesians 4:22–24 “Put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and… Put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.” Happy Friday Eve! Do you have any big weekend plans? This weekend I am blessed with the opportunity to help two very special...

It’s About Time

1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.“ How many times have you heard that verse? Is it your first? Is it your thousandth? What does that verse mean to you? I had to dig deep, believe it or not, to find that out for myself. Last week I shared with you about feathers being ruffled in Bible study. One of the points...

“Opened Not My Mouth”-Right… .

Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth. Have you ever prayed for God to help you to “shut up?” I have—make that AM. When Taylor was a teenager she complained I would lecture her. Then again, most teenagers probably...

He Calls Me By Name

Isaiah 43:1 “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!“ Happy Tuesday dear friend. If it’s not Tuesday when you’re reading this, it will be soon. Actually, writing that reminds me that the only thing we have control over is how we choose to react when something happens to us. This brings me to Eric and my conversation yesterday. If...