Category Archives: faith walk

Disappointment and hope

Once, when I failed to get a promised promotion, I was crushed by disappointment.  I felt as if something precious had been snatched out of my hands. While struggling with my negative feelings I eventually saw that I had not … Continue reading

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Do REAL Christians get depressed?

2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 New King James Version (NKJV) Although we in the body of Christ do our best to support, nurture, and carry each other’s burdens, when it comes to our neighbor’s … Continue reading

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A Season of discontent, or a lifestyle?

During my prayer walk one morning, after a particularly whiny session of pleading with the Lord, I was inspired to ask forgiveness for my discontentment. I was reminded of the Apostle Paul’s words in Philippians 4, that he had found “the … Continue reading

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Would you erase the years?

Reading the Sunday paper one morning, I turned a page to a large advertisement with the amazing headline “Erases Ten Years in Ten Minutes!”  I think it was an attempt to sell a wrinkle remover,  not the sort of thing … Continue reading

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Gird your loins

Today I worked out to a video on-line. When the instructor was talking about tightening our stomach muscles during an activity, she commented that having that firm support from the transverse abdominal muscles made her feel powerful, confident, and strong. … Continue reading

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Debts vs Trespasses

Some denominations say the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 11:4) with the phrase, “forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors,” while others say, “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” This is a … Continue reading

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Resist, Adapt, or Transform

I like to think I’m pretty adaptable. Like most of us, I’ve faced challenges from time to time, but I’ve always prided myself on my ability to make the best of things. Whenever life has thrown me a curve ball … Continue reading

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What’s a Mother to Do?

In many countries and cultures a special day is set aside to honor mothers and recognize the hard work and heavy responsibility mothers share as they bring forth, nurture, and mold new citizens. To the woman he said, “I will … Continue reading

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Happenstance or Answered Prayer?

Do you ever feel that your prayers are ineffective? Do you wonder if our Father in Heaven is listening? Does He even care? I suppose we’ve all had such thoughts from time to time, but when I stop and consider … Continue reading

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What’s Your Sign?

Signs are wonderful things. They can convey all sorts of important information to anyone who can interpret the message. When driving in Italy for the first time, traffic signs that were meaningful to the locals were unclear to me. It … Continue reading

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