Category Joy

Light of the World

This morning I am sitting on my couch looking out my picture window onto a great frozen landscape.  There is a cold stillness in the air that would quickly bite my skin if I should step out onto our deck. It is the stillness prior to sunrise.  Because I live in a house with two […]

Christmas Prayer

Merry Christmas Dear Readers! I have been deeply longing to write to each of you.  To throw my words around you like a big Christmas hug from an old friend who has been missing you.  I wish I could give each of you a gift that would refresh your hearts and remind you how greatly […]

Clothed with Strength & Dignity

Does Proverbs 31 ever feel like an unreachable, unattainable standard? I struggle with the thought of even being able to achieve one of the verses in this segment of scripture entitled “The Wife of Noble Character”, let alone live up to the culmination of the full passage. Yet, this is a portion of scripture that […]

Joy for the Journey

There are times in the journey of my life that I feel as though I am stuck on Setback Street.  There is wear and tear, time spent, fuel used, and yet no positive progress seems to be made.  It’s like sitting in a traffic jam where the light repeatedly changes color, and the only thing […]

Preparing in Prayer

Oswald Chambers once said, “There is nothing to be valued more highly than to have people praying for us; God links up His power in answer to their prayers.” This past weekend I had the honor of speaking at a women’s retreat that was hosted by my church.  It was an incredible experience to have […]