Today, I was reading in Exodus 17, and the Lord impressed upon my heart to share something with you. Before we get there, here's part of the passage I read: The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, 'Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites.… Continue reading Friendship: Holding Up Tired Arms
Today, I was reading in Exodus 15. To provide some context, let’s look back at what the Israelites had experienced. They had been slaves in Egypt for a long time, and the Egyptians dealt harshly with them. The Israelites kept multiplying, and the Egyptian leader was afraid of how numerous they’d become. He was concerned… Continue reading Take Up a Tambourine and Lead the Dance of Victory
The world sends us a false message. It tells us that in order to care, we must worry. If I tell you serious news, and you don’t express concern, fear, shock, or anxiety on my behalf, you don’t truly care. The misconception is that if we don’t lose sleep over something, it means little to… Continue reading Worry-Free Caring
The other day, my husband and I were outside tackling a mulch project. Before spreading the beautiful dark substance, my husband did some digging. Using a shovel, he dug out the edges of the area needing mulch. Many of these areas were circular and carefully surrounded individual trees. When we got to the final tree,… Continue reading Are You Firmly Planted?
Yesterday, I saw an endearing video. A woman was exercising, and her young daughter was following along. The child, let’s call her Lucy, appeared to be around three years old. As Mom finished a movement and prepared for the next exercise, so did Lucy. Mom positioned a large dumbbell on its side and, watching closely,… Continue reading As Beloved Children
Today, I finished reading The Traitor’s Pawn, by Lisa Harris. This romantic suspense novel was action-packed! The story takes place in Texas and follows two people. The first is Aubrey Grayson, a strong-willed detective who finds herself in the middle of an investigation that's confusing to say the least. From target, to victim, to investigator,… Continue reading Ready, Set, Action!
Out of the Embers, by Amanda Cabot, wasn't quite what I expected. The cover is beautiful, and Cabot does a nice job describing the charming down of Mesquite Springs. From the kind townspeople, to the gorgeous wildflowers, we understand this to be the perfect home for the heroine, Evelyn. When it comes to suspense, I… Continue reading Out of the Embers
This is a difficult, confusing time for many people. If you're struggling to find peace, remember that flowers need both rain and sun to grow. Rain doesn't have to be bad. It waters, nurtures, and refreshes. Take this time to refresh, reset, and re-evaluate what's important in your life. Recalibrate. If you’re looking for answers:… Continue reading After Rain Falls, Flowers Bloom
"If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out. And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to… Continue reading Pruning Your Spiritual Diet
This was my first time reading one of Tom Threadgill's novels, and I'm glad I did. Collision of Lies focuses on a tragic "accident" that happened several years ago. A freight train collided with a bus of children, sparking a derailment and massive explosion. The case was closed, the parents grieved. There was no indication… Continue reading Deception, Clues, & Breakthroughs