Sibling Rivalry

W-O-W.  That’s my overall impression today after beginning Beth Moore’s James Mercy Triumphs Bible Study.  It has been at least six years since I participated in a formal Bible Study.  Then I started homeschooling, and the clock grew wings and flew right out the window.  I did my own study these past two years, reading the Bible through chronologically, and I’m not going to stop doing that because there is value in looking at the big picture. Every time I read a passage, the words on the page just come alive, and I find new insights.  When I participate in … Continue reading Sibling Rivalry

Blessed Assurance

There is so much to pray about that I don’t even know where to start.  Our country’s leaders.  The people sorting through rubbish and trying to pick up their lives after Hurricane Ike.  My brother-in-law’s brain tumor.  Safety for my husband as he comes back home from a long week away at work.  The economic turmoil everywhere I look.  The teachers in Dallas who will be losing their jobs due to last year’s 64 million dollar budget shortfall.  Problems in the marriages of some dear friends.  And the unmentionable requests that my Father in heaven already knows about. At times … Continue reading Blessed Assurance

God of Wonders

Just a little love note to my Father in heaven on this beautiful, starry night… Many are asking, “Who can show us any good?” Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD. You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound. I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:6-8 Continue reading God of Wonders

God’s Glory

On a rare rain-soaked August afternoon in North Texas, I revel in temperatures below eighty degrees and the sweet smell of rain soaking into the hot, dusty ground…. and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:10-12 For as the … Continue reading God’s Glory