Category: Gentled by the Word

This blog follows the devotional journey between the author and the Holy Bible.

My Farce

This morning I woke up frustrated. After having my son, about 6 years ago, I’ve had chronic back pain and my body hasn’t bounced back. I’m often restless and have trouble sleeping. I know religiously I need to not show on the outside that I’m struggling. There is no denying that my exterior displays how…

“Everything’s Going My Way”…Hopefully Not!

“Oh what a beautiful morning. Oh what a beautiful day. I’ve got a wonderful feeling. Everything’s going my way!” I love this chorus by Oscar Hammerstein from the musical Oklahoma. Do you think if I sing it three times it will actually be a reality in my life today? I’m nestled on my couch with…

Dusty Corners

How many chances do we give someone to change? Is reconcilation actually possible when there is no fruit of repentence? Am I just as blind to the fact that I too am stuck in a sin that I keep apologizing for and not turning away from. It’s been one of those weeks, where old problems…

I Stand Corrected

In my last post. I pondered the following: “He (God) may not be using me as the one who interceeds… …but rather the one who rebukes.” I’ve edited that post changing the word “interceeds” to “encourage”. What I realized since my last writing, is yes God wants me to continue praying and forgiving them. But…

The Buts for Deception

Deceit, lies, untruth, falsity, dishonesty…anyway you want to say it, it all boils down to the opposite of truth or even purity. Why do some people in our lives use tactics of deception to manipulate our emotions or get our attention? When did it become okay for them to use panic to rally us into…

Rainbows!

Rainbows, how awesome are they? A hard rain that tapers off to a drizzle, then a brilliant array of color as the sun peeks through. A few weeks ago I was blessed with not one rainbow but two. It was a great sight. These past three years have been a stormy season for me. I…

Molasses and Doors

“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.” Proverbs 25:2 (NKJV) Do you ever feel like that big petition that you’ve requested from God is moving at a molasses pouring pace? All things are coming together but not on your time table…..it’s…

God Is Good!

God is good even when He allows a loved one to pass away at a young age.God is good even when that relationship falls apart or is difficult to endure.God is good even when you are going through pain and don’t see an end.God is good even when He answers no to that yearning unquenched…

“It wasn’t me, Bear did it!”

My five year old son is an only child, but according to him he’s got siblings. There is his baby sister “La-La” (the yellow Tele Tubby), “Bear“, and “Baby Bear“. So in his mind I‘m the mother of 4. Even with imaginary siblings, I’m always breaking up fights between them. And guess who is the…

Words

Words…Oh how I love words. They are truly the most powerful things in existence. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him…