Category Perseverance

Move Forward by Remembering

This morning brought a thick fog for the school drop off drive.  The clear crisp morning air had been replaced by condensed and compacted cotton, so damp with dew, that it felt like my minivan was plowing through it. Slowly and steadily we crept through making our way past familiar landmarks.  Pausing a bit longer […]

Prayer for the Grieving

Beloved Lord,  Thank You so much for Your love, mercy, grace, goodness, and faithfulness that goes with us all every breath, every step, every moment of every day.  Your holiness and righteousness hem us in before, beside, behind.  There is never a tear that runs uncounted by Your eyes nor sob released that isn’t captured […]

Broken Path, Beautiful Colors

This morning I was snuggled up against the shoulder of my husband on our couch, curtains pulled wide so that I could watch the sun rise over the horizon out our picture window. I didn’t do it because I had already seen something wonderful out the windows.  What I saw was a muddy brown field […]

Release…Feel the Endlessness of God

Release…Feel the Endlessness of God. This has become my breathing prayer.  As I think the word release, I exhale and release all that stuff that I am holding on to in that moment.  As I breathe in deep I remind myself to feel the endlessness of God. It’s a short prayer, but it serves multiple […]

God’s Strength & Goodness in Suffering

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned, the flames will not set you ablaze.” Isaiah 43:2 (NIV) I would not choose to walk through waters, to pass […]