Showing posts from May, 2014

Let's talk miracles!

Miracles!  They are amazing, powerful, and sometimes completely unexpected.  God is gracious and loving when He sends His miracles.  Here is my first miracle entry: In May, 2010, when I was about 15 weeks pregnant with my firstborn son (now 3.5 years old), my husband and I had gone to a big book sale in Chambersburg, PA, and walked around for over an hour (maybe two).  We had parked a block or so from the building.  We had a lovely time enjoying looking at books.  Shortly after we arrived home, I started bleeding a good amount.  I was freaked out!  After suffering two miscarriages and the blessing one birth, I did NOT want to lose this baby.  God, in His great mercy, protected our little boy and allowed him to join us in October, 2010.  I have to say that when my husband and I were in the midst of this storm, we weren't sure if there would be a miracle.  We cried out and prayed and stormed heaven and. . .we cried. . .some more.  Now, though, I have an amazing little boy who is fu

Faith Muscles

Have you ever felt like you were on the fringes of an upcoming breakthrough?  Have you wondered how to wait patiently for it to happen and not try to "make it happen" in your time your way?  I am in that position right now.  And sometimes I feel as though I'm missing crucial information.  Perhaps someone found that missing puzzle piece before I did and jumped on the fast train to my breakthrough, my purpose, my plan.  I doubt that there's any sound belief in that possibility because I truly believe God's got my plan covered, always has and always will.  He sees the completed puzzle from his vast and all-encompassing view.  He knows where the other pieces are going to come from that have not even come close to my periphery yet.  Amazing?  Fantastic!  Why do I continue to become "stress-paralyzed" (see Moms' Night Out) and just shut down?  Fear?  Lack of trust?  Doubt?  Worry?  You name it - it's very likely a contributing factor in this whole brea

The Number One Thing

If someone asked you what the number one thing (person, object, activity, etc.) in your life is after God, what would your answer be?  Is God number one?  These are good, thought-provoking questions.  Things to ponder.  The answers (the real answers) may shock even yourself.  Why?  Because sometimes we just coast through life.  We are on automatic and don't stop to think about what is really important to us, what captures our attention and thoughts, what we spend time and money on, what consumes our thoughts when we are away from it.  When we take time to consider these questions, reality might be a painful wake-up call.  Have you ever been asked what you like to do in your free time and found yourself stumped?  What do I like to do?  Free time: what's that?  Do you know yourself well enough to tell someone your favorite color?  Your favorite food?  Your favorite passage of Scripture?  Or would those questions stump you too?  What does it take to truly know yourself and what y