Kate said Sacrifice The first and foremost thought when I saw the word prompt was… Jesus’ redemptive work on Calvary. The Sacrifice of all sacrifices, amen? Do I sacrifice? Probably not very often, if I am honest with myself and you. Do any of us…really? Most of us live in the land of abundance and… [Read More]
Hi-Ho Hi-Ho It’s Off To Write We Go!
When you feel like laying it down. Stick a fork in me, I’m done! And, so my Tuesday morning rolled on. Tuesday’s are writing days for me but today? I just couldn’t get passed graduation invites, photos, addresses, and pretty postage stamps! Then lunch time came and it dawned on me I did not have… [Read More]
Quietude: April 1, 2018
Jesus Lamb of God; Jesus is our Sacrifice All of us have titles: daughter, sister, Mom, Grandma, Aunt, wife; God has literally hundreds of titles: The Rock, The I Am, Lily of the Valley, Bright and Morning Star, Friend, and the list is long! *Jesus is the Fulfillment of the whole sacrificial system especially as… [Read More]
A Prelude to Lent
Why Lent? To that question, I answer with another question (I know you aren’t supposed to do that!)… Why not Lent? People who know “things” say if you do something or not do something for 40 days, it becomes habit. I am uncertain what I am going to deny myself of this Lenten Season –… [Read More]
Drum Rolls and Confetti! A Book is Born!
I gave birth to my ninth baby this week….I mean book. Bringing life to a book is a lot like childbirth! This baby, I mean book, has been planned-for about three years – let me explain. About three years ago the Lord planted this big seed in me and called it 40 days of Lent, I… [Read More]
the lenten season – a repost
I used to think only those of a certain denomination celebrated the Lenten season by abstaining from something loved for 40 days. And then several years ago I went to an Ash Wednesday service and left with a garden marker that says Deny myself – Determination – Luke 9:23 – Lent 2006. The scripture reference… [Read More]
obedience vs sacrifice
My cyber-friend made a new devotional available a week or so ago, The Middle: Devotions for the Journey Through, by Deidra Lawson Manning, and, I have truly enjoyed the entries. They are not lengthy but “just enough” with good scripture references at the end and some serious insights to chew on. I love when writers are… [Read More]
In 1992, at a revival meeting in a little country church the preacher told the story of a woman who kept asking her pastor to pray for her husband. One day this pastor asked the woman, “Have you ever stayed up all night praying for your husband’s soul?” She just looked at him and shook… [Read More]