Psalm 34:7 – Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (ESV) Most mornings I need a jolt (or two or three) of caffeine to keep me onRead more
by Lynn Huggins Blackburn Psalm 145:18-19 ~ The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; heRead more
I’ve always wondered what it would be like if my Bible came with a scratch-n-sniff option. Imagine what the Garden of Eden smelled like. The fragrance of fruit trees and grasses and roses without thorns. The aroma of a world brand new. Fresh and clean. But it didn’t stay that way.Read more
The day looms long as I lay back on my bed and pray
Until daylight filters under the door and the little one returns to cuddle.
The phone rings too early and the princess sleeps too long and I already know that
There is not enough of me today.
So often, where I’d like to be is clearly not where He wants me to be. Who knows why? Maybe I’m not ready to be there. Or, taking the focus off me (I know, novel concept), maybe there are others who aren’t ready for me to be there yet. God’s timing is perfect. And not just for me, but for those I love. My husband, children, friends and family.Read more
People love my directions.
Okay. Actually, they laugh hysterically when the read them, but the reality is, if I give you directions, you are not going to get lost. At least, not if you follow them.
This need for detailed direction is probably why I struggle with Psalm 119:105.
I would like to remind you that at this point, I had not opened my Bible. I had not asked God to forgive me for waking up grouchy.
All I had done was approach the throne.
With a bad attitude.
And what does He have to say to me?
You are my favorite.
Do you remember the story? In Matthew 8, Jesus has delivered the Sermon on the Mount, healed a bunch of people, and cast out a slew of demons. As the crowd grew around Him, He gave orders to cross to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. He was exhausted and He crashed.
The disciples were probably okay with that.
Until they weren’t.Read more
Deuteronomy 31:8 – It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. (ESV) One of my favoriteRead more
Mark 9:24b ~ I believe; Help my unbelief! (ESV) We recently spent quite a bit of time on the road and my husband, being a wise and loving mate, knew that the best place for meRead more