He didn’t settle

There’s a multitude of “rock and a hard place” scenarios my mind could ponder.  Sometimes the outcome doesn’t seem quite as assuredly joyous as the birth of a baby.  The rocky place of unemployment and serious health concerns in which we currently find ourselves offers decidedly daunting outcomes.  None of the options are appealing right now, and there’s a temptation to throw hands in the air and just settle. … More He didn’t settle

What happened 30 years ago today?

So, as the weekend approached in the middle of the month, there was a usual Friday night date night planned.  Co-workers wondered and giggled with delight.  This had to be IT!  He was taking her to the Bubble Room in Orlando.  This was THE place where engagements happened in 1987.  The ring would be in the Bubble Room cake brought out at the end of the meal.  And he would be on his knee while she tried to figure out how to wear a diamond covered in cake and icing??? … More What happened 30 years ago today?

Book Review: Walking on Water by Jennifer A. Miskov, Ph.D.

The title intrigued me first – Walking on Water – in reference to Peter’s bold request to walk out on the stormy sea to meet Jesus in the darkness. The subtitle also caught my attention – experiencing a life of miracles, courageous faith, and union with God – because this is where I’m walking in my real life. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t need a miracle or courageous faith or union with God. Certainly, I need all of the above.

Jennifer A. Miskov did not disappoint as she boldly and honestly shares her journey with Jesus into deeper water and stormy seas resulting in a more intimate trusting and productive walk of faith.

In addition to the power of scripture combined with Jennifer’s real-life testimony, she offers activation exercises at the end of each chapter. These life applications of scripture caused me to pause and ask Holy Spirit for deeper application of God’s word in my life. My journey through Jennifer’s book has been interactive and life-changing. I can’t wait to pass this book to a friend and recommend it to many others. Most likely, Walking on Water will be a Christmas present or birthday gift for family and friends in the near future. … More Book Review: Walking on Water by Jennifer A. Miskov, Ph.D.

FMF: Silence is golden

Welcome to this week’s Five Minute Friday writing opportunity!  I’m thrilled with Kate’s word selection this week because I’ve actually been pondering much on {silence} this whole week.  So much have I been challenged by this idea of seeking silence that I committed to obtain 15 minutes of this precious commodity each day for 21 days. … More FMF: Silence is golden

Day 24: Do you ever wish you could {revise} a chapter from your life?

“Remember not the former things,     nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing;     now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness     and rivers in the desert.  Isaiah 43:18-19 esv {Revise} – make corrections, change, or edit.  A do-over. Who, if offered, … More Day 24: Do you ever wish you could {revise} a chapter from your life?

Day 14: If at first I don’t succeed, will I {try, try} again?

I need this life-giving lesson for my own famine season as I {try} my best to do what I can do day in and day out.  I need to recognize that my {trying}, my persevering under trying circumstances might just be breathing life into the one beside me who is having difficulty finding hope for our future. … More Day 14: If at first I don’t succeed, will I {try, try} again?