Waste and Lowliness

Yesterday morning, before I got out of bed, I was praying that God would teach me lowliness. When I went to let the dog outside there was dog waste all over the room. Don't think you can get much more lowly than cleaning up piles of dog waste. As I reluctantly cleaned up the mess…

Baggage

It's hard to have conversations that carry a lot of baggage, but they must be had if you're ever going to empty the suitcases. “Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First…

Neglected Household

Sparks of thought I can't contain, So many other things to do, But inspiration draws me in, So that I neglect you. She looks well to the ways of her household.... Proverbs‬ ‭31:27‬a Prayer: Forgive me, Father, when I neglect the well-being of my household for less important ventures. Amen.

Entrusted to Me by God

Dear Child, I will continue to lovingly instruct or rebuke you until you have proven your trustworthiness in the responsibilities you have been given. This is a responsibility entrusted to me by God. Love, Mom The rod and rebuke give wisdom, But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. Proverbs‬ ‭29:15‬ Prayer:…

Be Considerate of Your Teen’s Viewpoint

Even though you may not understand, have a different perspective, or be annoyed by something of opinion that your teen enjoys, when you continually make derogatory comments about what's important to them, you are planting seeds of strife between both of you.  Listen to your teen's perspective, voice your concerns if any, set boundaries if…

Do You Bark Back?

When someone "barks" at you, do you "bark" back? Let's be proactive and not reactive in our responses by remembering: A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:1‬ Prayer: When someone speaks harsh words to me, I commit to Your ways, my righteous God, by answering back with…

I Will Do

You have to turn "it's so hard" into "I WILL DO" whatever it takes to work through this, otherwise you will always be held down by adversity.  Now get on your knees and pray, patiently trusting that GOD WILL PROVIDE the way if you seek it by His will. Prayer: My God, I will do…