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Daily Reads 02.20.2020

Yet Jerusalem says, “The Lord has deserted us; the Lord has forgotten us.” Isaiah 49:14 There are times I feel forgotten. Forgotten by those who should remember. Forgotten on days that are special or outstanding. Forgotten by the ones I love and I believe love me. The cloak of invisibility hangs over me as life hurries and pushes …

Daily Reads 02.19.2020

I replied, “But my work seems so useless! I have spent my strength for nothing and to no purpose.” Isaiah 49:4 It is easy to lose hope when our work seems meaningless. It is built into our DNA to make a difference. We want our days filled with purpose and our lives to mean something …

Daily Reads 02.18.2020

“For my people have done two evil things: They have abandoned me—the fountain of living water. And they have dug for themselves cracked cisterns that can hold no water at all!” Jeremiah 2:13 On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to …

Daily Reads 02.14.2020

God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. 1 John 4:9-10 Although …

Daily Reads 09.09.2019

Read: Philippians 1:10 Do you ever begin your day, your week by wondering what really matters in life? I do. Paul’s words in this verse stood out to me. His concern was that the people he wrote to understood what really matters. What really matters to you? Is it the same thing that will carry …

Daily Reads 09.08.2019

Read: Psalm 40 This psalm speaks to me of life as it is every day. We encounter trouble along the way, but God is there to walk with us. And his work in our lives brings forth praise in others. When we live out following Jesus in all of its measure, others will see and …

Daily Reads 09.07.2019

Read: Psalm 40:1-3 I have a psychologist friend. He said he never wants to work harder than a client for change. You see, sometimes we see the change that needs to happen but we don’t want to work for it. What about you? Do you like change? Do you see an end result you’d like …

Daily Reads 08.31.2019

Thirty-four years ago I said the best YES ever! It hasn’t all been sunshine and roses. The ten year mark was pretty difficult, but we continued to say yes. And here we are, twenty-four years later enjoying life as empty nesters! Of all the gaggles I belong to (yes! we all have more than one), …

Daily Reads 08.14.2019

Thought: Communication that goes unanswered leads to weariness. I have pondered this thought today. And I decided it isn’t just that communication is unanswered, it is the waiting. Waiting can be weary. My nephew and his wife just had their second child at a bit over forty weeks. They waited. Ready to see the baby, …

Eyes on the Prize

As a person who struggles with depression, I am too familiar with what it means to be weary. But that is only one kind of weariness. There is another kind of weariness common to all people, not just those, like me, who know depression. Before I go any further, I want to say that I …