• Distractions & Attractions- Part 2/Conclusion

    My conclusion to all of this is that we all need a certain amount of healthy attention. To get our needs met, our desires may have to change somewhat. It’s not all about the supernatural OR the natural. It’s about BOTH because we are human with an everlasting God involved within us and around us! Our desires should be well balanced between what we need, what others need, and then topped with what God’s design is for us. In the mix of attention difficulties, are people who struggle with developmental differences that interfere with many relationships and are ongoing patterns of trouble and even discouragement. Each one of us probably…

  • Afraid of being noticed

    Can we get in the middle of being “scared to be seen” and “becoming completely unafraid of being noticed”? Could we now lean to the healthy latter end? Of course we can… Over the years since entering into ministry, Derek- my husband- had to work pretty hard at getting me back to wearing more uplifting colors and patterns. Now I love it, but back two decades ago, I had a bland looking closet attire. (Also considering the repeated lie that black hid everything! Though it can be a great choice, it does not hide shame or insecurities.) I had grown to like the safe neutrals for several reasons. Not just…

  • God’s path- A new life of love

    You’re going to find out if you haven’t already…that being on God’s path is disheartening at times. It’s extremely lonely and difficult sometimes. There are hard days but they don’t last!! They won’t stay!! His path is the one we are to live our life journey on. That’s the part of truth that we shouldn’t be confused about today. Colossians calls it “A new life of love.”  Courage Question: What does last? Courage Quote: Love can stay if we’ll let it operate through us. Personal Prayer Point: It won’t be all bad. There will be lots and lots of good moments and special people sprinkled along the road to our eternity. Operate in love.…

  • Omniscient One

    Psalm 147:5 says “Great is our Lord, mighty and abundant in power; His understanding is infinite.” His understanding has no limit! It’s beyond measure. He’s the Knower of All. Scripture explains that He knows things of the past, present, and future. God knows what is happening today in our world and around the globe. He knows what people think and what they’re planning to do. He is not ignorant of how we live our lives. He’s full of answers. HE HAS SPOKEN IT + HE HAS WRITTEN IT + HE HAS DONE IT= HE IS OUR ANSWER. (Google Notes: “There is great security for the believer in the omniscience of…

  • In the pressing

    One night when I got up to pray, there were some things I didn’t understand. At all. But as I started praying, God started saying… “I allow the pressing. I press you to be your best.” Hence Heb. 12:10. “I don’t press you like the enemy does, where he traps and kills. I press you to be your best. I know what’s in you, I know what you can do, and what you are capable of. In the crushing, I’m making new wine. Be resilient. You’ll see everything coming your way during this time- every obstacle coming at you. In this trial. But you will stand blessed beyond any curse.…