When Mama turned the calendar page, my heart turned the corner. I seldom felt ready when September appeared. From the breakfast room wall, square patterns dangled the days filled with lists, schedules, and the….
READ: [James 1:23-24] Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking….
Sometimes it’s those brief, short-lived moments, however temporary and fleeting they may be; which leave memorable impressions, lasting a life-time. Declining all meals and dressed like she was grieving, I decided….
Activities, agendas, checklists, schedules, dates, plans, programs; as women the temptation to stumble into striving is always ‘right’ there – right there in the lie that claims; we have to do it ‘all’ or at least attempt to. It’s easy to get into the cycle of believing; that the more we do, equates with being more important, more successful, more fruitful or even more loved and valued by God.
Moving ahead in the calling of God will require leaving the comfortable of the world behind. When God calls you and I to something, to somewhere or to someone – there is also a calling to come away from something, somewhere or someone.
Sometimes it takes breaking the outer man in order to strengthen and make sturdy the inner soul of man. Because just when I think I’m strong, scripture shows me that my own strength is as secure and sure as sifting sand – only His is solid ground.