"We should be willing to let the Holy Spirit lead us in every part of our lives. We should be so surrendered to God that wherever He tells us to go or whatever the Holy Spirit tells us to do, we should simply be obedient and follow." - Rick Renner from Sparkling Gems from the … Continue reading Let it be
This is about choices. We all are able to, and indeed should make, many important choices in our lives. We can try to go through life never making any great, personal decisions. Actually, it's pretty easy, isn't it? And then we can blame everybody else for our confusion, and fear, and uncertainty. I prefer to … Continue reading Choices
I recently changed the subtitle of my blog from "Reflections of an Army Wife" to "Reflections of a Hopeful Woman." I did that because it has been a year since my husband retired after 37 years of exemplary and faithful service from the United States Army. I didn't feel I could continue using the "Army … Continue reading The Ultimate Project
I wrote this specifically for teens. Young people so want to be included, to not stand out, to be part of 'the group,' which ever group they have decided upon. The gauge as to what is acceptable or cool, or the 'in' place to be is so elusive and ever changing. But wanting to belong … Continue reading A challenge for teens…
"This is the Christian life, this one thing: God is my Father, and therefore I am infinitely precious and loved by God, no matter what.” - Father Michael Gaitley Because of some things that have been going on with people I love lately, I've found myself thinking about the story, 'Hinds Feet On High Places.' … Continue reading On Hind’s Feet, a priest, and Yoda…
Psalm 6 asks God the question, "How long?" How long must I wait? Seems like I am often waiting. But the irony is, I don't have to wait for God. God has always been ever patiently waiting for me! I need to surrender to Him, that's all. Give it all to Him, my life, my … Continue reading How Long?
Yesterday was my birthday. That's right, 9/11 is my birthday. Hooray. I hope you can identify sarcasm when you read it. I actually thought, as the first anniversary of that terrible day approached, that maybe I would not celebrate my birthday on the 11th of September in successive years. But good friends and loving family … Continue reading Surrender