He carries Me

He carries Me

What was something the Lord asked you to do that caused you to be afraid? Come out of the darkness of fear and my own ability to “protect” myself. He called me to lay down my armor. Why did it make you afraid? It left me vulnerable and revealed that I have...
An Empty Vessel

An Empty Vessel

What was wrong? I was totally burned out. We were on vacation and I said “Lord, please don’t make me care about anybody. I don’t have anything left.” But God stirred my compassion for the deaf cook at the place we were staying.  So I finally gave in and prayed that...
Strengthening Wisdom

Strengthening Wisdom

What was wrong?  My back was giving me a lot of pain and was going “out” more frequently. What did God do? Showed me how to stretch to strengthen my back muscles. It hurt a lot while stretching. What changed in you or in your life as a result?  I learned I had to lean...
Tea and Leaves

Tea and Leaves

I sit here at my writing desk looking out over the fields now yellowed and browned with age and listen to the farmers’ machinery humming in the distance. Once again, I am overwhelmed with the golden warmth of this season. The sweet scent of earth and ripe fruit,...
Down to the Roots

Down to the Roots

Several years ago, the Checotah, Oklahoma area suffered a severe drought. The water level of the largest lake in the area had receded so far that the immense root system of a massive tree was completely exposed. My daughter captured this vivid image while practicing...
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