Romans 12:12

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” -Romans 12:12 (NIV) God always gives us exactly what we need, when we need it. What does he ask from us in return? If Romans 12:12 is any indication, and I know it is, He’s basically asking for us things that benefit us. Let me…

Proverbs 16:9

A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. This verse from Proverbs 16:9 (NKJV) is comforting, isn’t it? A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. Our hearts point us in the direction. God chooses our right path and guides us. So I’m driving North on Author Boulevard having…

Thank You!

I am grateful, to my very core, for the life that I am living. I’m not just talking in terms of wealth and abundance. Although I am also thankful for all of that. I’m talking beyond physical manifestations. I immediately think of some words from the song Amazing Grace: I once was lost, but now…

Thy Will…

I pray for the courage to follow your guidance and live boldly. Free. While it sounds like a no-brainer, it is anything but… Open me to your divine whispers. Allow me to fulfill your promises. Remove me out of MY OWN way! Romans 12: 1-2 (International Children’s Bible)      So brothers, since God has shown…

Joel 2:23

Today, I was prompted on Twitter to check out the verse, Joel 2:23. It seemed fitting so I decided to share. My hope is that on this wet and grey day, we reach for and find happy thoughts and replenish our hearts in God’s love. So be happy, people of Jerusalem.     Be joyful in the…

Summer Smiles

New house on water. New boat. Plenty of family time. Tons of laughing. Kayaking, crab feasts, swimming in the Chesapeake Bay! Making many memories for sure. I love this life. And I have to say thank you and pinch myself on the regular. So many blessings . . . Are things perfect? Not by a…

Oh, To See Like Jesus

I was reading this wonderful article on GuidePosts that talks about recognizing and understanding all the people in our lives and this particular sentence stopped me right in my tracks: “I imagine Jesus looked at people like that.” This got my mind running in circles and I began imagining how glorious that must be. Oh, to…