I have a lovely, creative friend who is a bit of a wordsmith. The way she plays with words astounds and amazes me, and always bring a smile to my face. We were discussing a situation last week and she emailed me her new, made up word: acquicceptance. At that moment it was like God … Continue reading Acquicceptance
This is a saying in the American West which describes a person who is all talk and no follow through. They are unable to back up their words with actions. Just because you are wearing a cowboy hat, it doesn't make you a cowboy. Or just because you are wearing a cowboy hat does not … Continue reading All Hat No Cattle
I learn some pretty valuable lessons while doing chores at the ranch. Not a whole lot else to do but pray and think while I'm filling up three 75 gallon tubs with water, for five cows we have sectioned off from the rest of the herd. It actually started when I was watering the chickens. … Continue reading I’m clear flowing water
I've done this on and off for 24 years. Lately it has become a deeper, richer practice, because now during my Bible reading, I hear/feel a particular verse that fits into a four beat cadence. Defined, cadence is the measure or beat of a rhythmical flow. Meditation is to muse over, contemplate, muse, intend, purpose. … Continue reading Cadence Meditation
I'm going to share the stories of two pregnant pauses in the Bible. And yes my friends, math is involved! A pregnant pause is the silence that occurs that leaves everyone who bore witness to the event speechless. It is also defined a a pause that gives the impression that it will be followed by … Continue reading Pregnant Pause
By merely speaking, God's breath brought all things into being. Open your mouth right now and let out a breath. God did that and all things were created! From the cosmos to the microscopic. “He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.” (Job 5:9 [NIV]) “ Stop and consider God's wonders.” … Continue reading God’s breath
I am overwhelmed and exhausted. It seems as if I have been waging war forever! No, not because it is tax season, silly, but spiritual warfare and other battles. When I get like this and the tears are flowing, I know God is there. I know because I know! Sometimes it takes me a bit … Continue reading Tear stained eyes
I am re-blogging this prayer from devotableapp.com It is just a wonderful prayer for the first day of spring! Enjoy! https://devotableapp.com/daily-devotion-psalm-118-24-a-prayer-for-today/ This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 (ESV) Good morning, Lord. I am grateful that, once again, you have offered me a new day … Continue reading A Prayer for Today- Spring!
Some days I feel like an adorably cute, happy-go-lucky fluffy bunny...just waiting to be pounced on by any number of predators. Do you have days where you feel you are prey? No, I'm not talking Predator like the science fiction action horror film. I'm talking a big teeth, powerful jaws, huge paws with claws predator, … Continue reading Prey or Pray
I was doing a little light reading during tax season. You know, something different from the tax code. The following is from Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology. Enjoy! God wants us to pray because prayer expresses our trust in God and is a means whereby our trust in him can increase. In fact, perhaps the primary emphasis of … Continue reading Why do we pray?