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The Goodness of God

On Sunday, I attended church in person.  I haven't done that much lately.  But a friend wanted me to, so I did.  I have struggled with many things over the last several months.  One thing I have struggled with is the limitations of current circumstances.  Despite those, I took a step and attended church with my family on Sunday.  I was engaged from the worship on.  God was speaking to me.  Sometimes I attend church and don't go expecting anything, but God, in His goodness, gives me something anyway.  That is one of the blessings He bestows on His children. One of the songs we sang has lyrics that speak of God's faithfulness and goodness.  Then "with every breath that I am able I will sing of the goodness of God."  The goodness of God...  Have you experienced it?  Have you shared your experience with others? In 2009, I found out I was pregnant with my third child.  My husband and I were very excited.  We had lost our first child in 2007, and had our firstborn (seco

In Need of Prayer...

I began something today that I should have started in earnest many months (even years) ago.  Truly, I regret not starting this important prayer work sooner.  I began to prayer for our nation.  In this time of confusion, unrest, and, for some, fear, I feel that it is beyond necessary to pray like we have never prayed before.  Our Lord is for us!  We need to come to Him, kneel before Him, reach out to never before. In 2 Chronicles, we find a powerful call in verse 7:14.  One you likely have read, or heard, many times over the last several months and years.  If you have a Bible handy, turn there now with me.  It says, "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."  Wow!  Isn't that verse compelling?  If no one else does, I need to do what this verse says.  Take up the call and meet the challenge of this ve


I imagine many of you, like so many others right now, have found a word for yourself or your family for 2021.  Not to be left behind in the dust, I have "found" a word for 2021 as well.  My word is renewal .  According to Webster's 1828 dictionary, the word renewal means: 1. The act of renewing; the act of forming anew; as the renewal of a treaty. 2. Renovation; regeneration. 3. Revival; restoration to a former or to a good state. I like the idea of renewal for my life in 2021.  With so much craziness and uncertainty and confusion in the world right now, I could use some renewal in my life, my mind, my spirit, and my heart.  Indeed I could.  My physical body needs some renovation through exercise and better food choices and better sleep patterns.  My mind needs to be renewed and restored to it's focus on Christ through the regular reading of His Word and through regular prayer and worship time.  I need renewal in my relationships.  I have struggled a lot in recent mon