A Prayer For The Owner Of The Empty Swing

(This is a repost from May 14, 2012.  It is the most shared/pinned post of anything I’ve written which tells me there are many who are grieving over being childless not by choice. This Mother’s Day, may we keep these brokenhearted in our thoughts and prayers.) A Prayer For The Owner Of The Empty Swing … Continue reading A Prayer For The Owner Of The Empty Swing

Resented Rebukes

My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. (Proverbs 3:1-12 NIV) Have you ever had a hard time rejoicing with those who rejoice? Felt disheartened when you heard someone else receive a complement? Suffered dejection … Continue reading Resented Rebukes

Streams in the Desert (Israel Chronicles–Part 2)

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.  Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV Today’s post is part 2 of the Israel Chronicles which is a series … Continue reading Streams in the Desert (Israel Chronicles–Part 2)

Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 MSG)