Who’s God? You or Me?

It’s Friday and we are on the brink of a weekend:12 hours and counting! This morning Eric and I were discussing love and what it is. It’s one thing to say it’s finding out the likes and dislikes of the ones around us and showing love accordingly (loving them the way they need/enjoy being loved). It is another to not turn those likes and dislikes into set rules and regulations: “We’ve...

Mary, Martha, and Me

James 1:22 “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” Hmmmmmmmm—I sit quietly and listen to the whirl of the fan and sip my coffee. The nonstop running phase has begun again and I take a moment to be silent and spend time with Heavenly Dad. It’s like He has a chair pulled out at the table, my coffee is hot with swirling steam, as He waits for me to...

“And the Star is ____!”

 SHHHHHHHH… Do you hear it? Wait for iiiiiiiit. That’s what I’ve been taught anyway, when it comes to listening to God. One thing I appreciate most about the way I grew up is how it was stressed that Jesus lives in me. He wasn’t just in my “heart“. Somehow through all of the doctrinal “rights and wrongs” they impressed on me that I was never alone. I’m not sure if the...

Perfect People and the Price of Happiness

Click-click, the door opens and closes. Shuffle, shuffle, shuffle, I hear feet getting closer. Huff…huff is the sound of labored breathing from extreme humidity in the air. Shuffle, shuffle, shuffle, click-click and the door opens and closes. Those are the sounds of someone coming into the offices from production, down the hallway, retrieving whatever was needed, and then returning to...

But…what’s the Motive?

Click, click, click, click, I can hear keyboard clicking in the background, then, "Can I borrow your fly swatter?" "Sure, but it has wasp guts on it." "Ok, I won't lick it then." "Well, unless you chocolate cover it first..." This is me on lunch break at work, finishing up my thought process from hanging with Dad this morning. It was a good talk with tears, laughter, memories, reflections and...

Be Still aka…Be Still?

 Psalm 46:10a, “Be still, and know that I am God." “You see my past and you don’t look away...what kind of love is this? Your arms open wide and you welcome me in. Mercy forgives what I cannot erase...what kind of love is this? You see something inside of me You...call...beautiful...” This is the melody that is emanating from my phone as I focus on preparing my heart to spend time...

Aaaaand Lift!

Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” This verse came up in my “Wisdom Hunters” daily devotional and it was right on the money. Yesterday Eric’s grandma passed away and we had a discussion about that very topic. After the phone call from his mom, Eric’s respond was, ”What can I do?” This was a wonderful question. In the past...

Two Years…and we begin.

Psalms 38:9 “O Lord, all my longing is before you; my sighing is not hidden from you.” Hummmmm, shhhhhhhhh, chirp-chirp, hummmmm—the sounds of “silence” becomes loud as I step on the booster step and slide into my pile of pillows to spend time with Heavenly Dad. I play worship music and read from His guidebook as I sip my coffee. “What do you want to teach me today, Father?” as I...

Eye See You

The whirl of the fan hums from the next room. The shadow from the mirrored lamp with cream rose shade, crawls up the wall. It paints a soft soothing geometric pattern that is easy on the eyes and calming to the mind. I made it. I have been running in circles for over a month. My morning dates with Heavenly Dad have turned into more of a “check in” for some quick advice and a few ”Thank...