Hearing and Receiving

I’ve been praying a lot lately.  I feel like it’s been a one-way conversation with God.  I’ve been talking.  I’ve been trying to listen, but I’ve not been able to hear anything. On Sunday, the thought came into my brain.  I’ve been hearing, I’ve just not been receiving. It’s sort of like this with compliments. Continue reading “Hearing and Receiving”

Shake it Like a Polaroid

Do y’all remember Polaroid cameras and pictures? When you used a Polaroid camera/film, the picture would come out blank and you – well at least I – would shake it to develop the picture.  Often times though, I would shake too vigorously and the picture would get screwed up.  The colors would run, or partContinue reading “Shake it Like a Polaroid”

Empty Wallets and the Empty Tomb

I have some “friends” right now that are in dire straights.  I say “friends” because I don’t know them in real life.  I only know them online.  I’ve never seen their faces, I know them by screen name (usually I can connect a real name) and I don’t even really know where they live.  Yet,Continue reading “Empty Wallets and the Empty Tomb”

Family Night

Lately, we’ve been trying to enjoy family nights when we can.  Doing something TOGETHER, as a family, when we all can be doing the same thing.  So many nights it seems that we are fractured – little kids playing, someone on the computer, another on the phone, another watching tv, someone else doing chores…  we’reContinue reading “Family Night”

God Sightings

As part of my committment during the season of Lent, I will begin a daily Bible reading that will lead me through the entire Bible.  Through an online community, there is an opportunity for many of us to join together in this committment and discuss our progress.    I am inviting you to join an onlineContinue reading “God Sightings”

Heart’s Cry

My heart has been crying out a lot over the past year.  It’s crying out for so many things – people, situations, my family, our life.  Sometimes I have the words, sometimes I don’t.  Sometimes I laugh to share my heart with Jesus.  Sometimes I cry to share my heart with Jesus.  Sometimes I’m soContinue reading “Heart’s Cry”

Answered Heart Prayers

I am working with my kids on what we call “heart prayers.”  Memorized, routine prayers are fine when just learning to pray or in certain situations.  God, however, wants us to share what is in our hearts.  So when talking to my kids, we call those “heart prayers.”  Anyway, at our church, we have aContinue reading “Answered Heart Prayers”

So am I crazy?

Today I had an experience that I’ve never had before.  I had a psychological exam.  That’s right, an interview and 2 written tests to create a psychological profile.  It’ll be a few weeks before I know if I’m crazy or not…  So why did I have this exam?  It’s just one step on the road toContinue reading “So am I crazy?”

Step 4… Again

This past summer I wrote a post about working through Celebrate Recovery Step 4 and my feelings about my husband’s career.  I thought I’d worked through things and was on my way to living life without resentment toward the auto racing industry.  Well, 1 Corinthians 10:12 says “If you think you are standing firm, be carefulContinue reading “Step 4… Again”