Category Archives: Personal Musings

I surrender

In my efforts to serve God, I was attempting to usurp his authority and second-guessing his judgments. Scripture tells us that it is God who establishes rulers and governments for his purposes. My responsibility is to trust and obey. Continue reading

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How spoiled are we?

It’s much easier to trust in our Holy Father’s perfect love for us when all is well and the answer to our prayers is a resounding, “Yes!” How much harder it is to accept, “No,” or even, “Not yet.” Continue reading

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Perfectly imperfect

When we set unreasonable demands on ourselves, they tend to carry over onto our demands of others. It makes us less compassionate, less forgiving, less loving. Continue reading

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Be a deer

…the deer is merely concerned with daily survival while my relationship with God determines my eternity. Continue reading

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Time out!

It is all too easy to be pulled so deeply into the cares of our world that we grow distant from God. We can lose touch with His spiritual perspective. Anxiety and fear are sure warning signs that we are moving in that direction. Continue reading

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Why should we be surprised?

Brothers and sisters, if we are to persevere, it is important to become grounded in the full Scriptures. God provided His Word for just such a time as this. Continue reading

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en COURAGE ment

While we may think of courage as fearlessness or daring, more fitting synonyms may be determination and endurance. Continue reading

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Details, details!

The grinding process of being honed may be unpleasant, but how exciting to contemplate becoming sharper and more useful to God. Continue reading

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Trusting when it makes no sense

How can we accept that painful experiences are merely the dark threads in a beautiful tapestry woven for our benefit? Continue reading

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A Hopeful New Year

Putting our faith, our trust, in people or institutions, or even in our own abilities, is a recipe for disappointment. Continue reading

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