Category: Journeys, Stories, & Conversations

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Pondering Proverbs 1:8-19

It’s been a busy year so far. I’ve been behind on Proverbs pondering. I spent the year homeschooling my son for his kindergarten year. For his first grade year, my husband and I decided to send him to public school. I wonder what adventures await us this year. The “Stay away from bad company” theme…

Pondering Proverbs 1:7

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7 (NKJV) When I first read this verse, I immediately start judging other people’s behavior. It’s so easy to spot another person’s foolishness. I think to myself…Oh, I’d never do that…I mean, I’ve got a lot more sense.…

Playing in Gullies

When I was a little girl, I spent my afternoons playing outside, exploring in the woods behind my house. My favorite spot was a tree-lined gully. I weaved in and out of trees sprouting from the slopes of the gully. The gully floor consisted of loosened dirt from the numerous draining fields from a Louisiana…

Pondering Proverbs 1:1-6

I’m a month behind. I intended to begin at the first of the year. But a month behind is better than not starting at all. I’m pondering Proverbs 1:1-6. I’m not going to provide the passage here on the blog. I think nothing can replace the intimacy of reading a passage in your own Bible.…

Hibernating With Him

Happy New Year! I’ve been rather neglectful last month with my blog. It has been a month for holiday busyness, Bible study and reflection. Oh how invigorating it is to spend time alone hibernating with God and His beautiful words in the Bible. When I feel like I’m getting a little out of focus, fearful,…

A Generation Of Not Enough!

Most mornings I start my day sipping a cup of gourmet coffee while curled up on the couch in my “Snuggie” reading my Bible. I’d like to say I’m blessed, but really I’m spoiled. Having it so good makes me forget those times in my life when I truly had less. When I was seven…

Repentance and Wall Building

Psalm 51 would have to be one of my personal favorites. For years I’ve poured my heart out to God in prayer reading this repentance Psalm. I usually would stop reading at verse 12. “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.” I guess I stopped there because…

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…