2012 in Review

Since my last post was about the upcoming year, I thought my next post should be about the lessons learned in 2012. God has taught me so much in the past year but I'll try to give you the short list.1. His Ways Are Not My Ways“Seek the Lord while he may be found;call upon him …

New Year, New Me?

Happy 2013!For a long time I didn't make New Year's resolutions. I honestly thought they were silly. If I needed to make a change in my life, why wouldn't I do it at any point in the year? And, who really keeps them anyways?Then, last year, God revealed to me that He is the God …

Advent Week 3- JOY

 "When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh." Matthew 2:10-11 All the songs say it. We should be jolly and …

Advent Week 1- LIGHT

As a part of my Advent devotionals this year, I feel God calling me to write often about what He's teaching me this season. I'm guessing it's going to be a great way to keep me focused on Jesus in the midst of the Christmas "craziness". So, here goes...LIGHT"In the beginning was the Word, and the …

Surrender

One of my favorite old hymns is "Take My Life and Let It Be". The writer, Frances Havergal wrote most of the song in 1874 but up until 1878 the 4th stanza had not been written. History tells us that, "In 1878, four years after writing the hymn, Miss Havergal wrote a friend, 'The Lord has …

Grief

For the few of you that might read my blog; you've probably noticed I haven't been around much the past few weeks. Let's just say things have been a little crazy. But, I'm back and I want to write a little about what God is teaching me about grief. I think it's safe to say …

Hope

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life." (Proverbs 13:12 ESV) I've been contemplating disappointment and discouragement a lot lately. Not only has my pastor been preaching on the subjects, but I have been feeling a lot of both of those emotions recently. As I was studying today, I came across …