The Perfect Parent

There’s nothing like becoming a parent to make you appreciative of God’s love. In fact, you don’t need to be a parent yourself; just spend time in the company of children ages 2-16. Do something for me…count the times in one day that you’ve got to repeat yourself to a child. I’ve lost count. And…

Who Do I Look Like?

Recently a friend remarked that my husband of fifteen years and I were starting to look alike. “By beholding we become changed,” I responded, laughing. But later I got to thinking. Am I beginning to “look” like my Heavenly Father? Do I sound like Him when I speak? Do my actions mimic His? Does my…

God Never Disappoints

Today I experienced a disappointing letdown. Someone did not respond to a situation in the manner in which I had expected them to. It wasn’t that I’d put the person on a pedestal, far from it. Nevertheless I’d elevated my hopes and raised my expectations. Consequently, the negative response took me by surprise. Upon reflection,…

Doing is What Counts

Many of us have issues with our appearances. We forget Psalm 139:14 which reminds us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. We stand in the mirror looking and longing for something different; for particular parts to change. Unfortunately, simply looking does nothing. Action must occur or change will not. Are we the same when…

Check Your Channel

A while back I decided to have a binge-reading day. I downloaded light, mainly chick-lit books and proceeded to lie in bed going from one book to another. Later on that day, I readied myself to write a devotional and my thoughts wouldn’t flow. It wasn’t long before I realized that I had blocked the…