Bigger Than It Appears

I’ll never forget the first time Tom and I had the chance to go to the Northwest. We were in-flight when the pilot told us that we would be passing Mt. Rainier and to watch out our window for the spectacular view. There were other mountains below, and I kept thinking…is that it? Is that …

Devotional Salt

I recently made some bread, which is one of my favorite things to do. However, this time something was missing. The bread tasted flat. I remembered in all the cooking shows I enjoy that most likely the missing ingredient is salt. I wasn’t sure, but what could it hurt? After a few sprinkles on the …

Boasting in Weaknesses

In our daily plan we read today of Paul taking the part of a fool by boasting about his qualifications “as a madman”. In 2 Corinthians 11:30 he shares a revelation… “If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.” ESV This hits home to me today. Our family has …

Fresh Application

This week I will share something God showed me through one of my daily readings. I love that Luke repeats the genealogy of Jesus that Matthew did in his gospel. I am reminded that Christ came through many broken stories—like Tamar being treated so wrongly by her father-in-law. God gave her honor by putting her …

Trust The Recipe

Today I share a helpful post by my blogging friend, Michele Morin. She offers a metaphor I won’t soon forget and I hope you won’t either. Happy Sunday! Bread dough the color of molasses yielded to the pressure of my working fist. Fold, press, turn, repeat, and soon I lost count of how many times …

Be Still and Know

This post was originally published in 2013. Ten years and by God’s grace, I can still say the same. I’m praying for all of us to experience God through His Word this year, even if we fall behind schedule. Meeting with Him is the point, not checking off the days. 2023 is now in it’s …

Pulling Weeds

I told you last week that I would share a moment when the Holy Spirit led me on a trail that was unexpected. It doesn’t happen often, but because it is possible, it keeps me tuning in everyday to see what God will reveal to me next. I was reading the familiar story about Adam …

Spirit Trails

Good Morning. We all know the benefit of breakfast. It feeds our bodies with strength for the day ahead. So it is with God’s Word. “Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O …

How’s It Going

One week in and I think we’re off to a great start. If you’re already behind please, please don’t be discouraged. It’s to be expected that life will hit us in unexpected ways. The thing is to resolve to not let anything stop you from continuing to read the Bible. We subscribe to Desiring God …