A Spoonful of Strength

Sometimes, all I need is a spoonful of strength. Living with a chronic disease reminds me of some of my previous plane trips. I’d start off full of nervous anticipation with a little fear of what lay ahead once on board. There were some smooth passages and then all of a sudden we’d hit almighty […]

God Cares, Even About The Little Things

We often think of God’s plans for our life in terms of grandiose ideas. God also cares about the little things in our life just as much as the big-ticket items. When I medically retired 4 years ago, there were many things I could do then that I can’t do now. I retired early due to […]

Finding Hope and Patience in Affliction

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. (Romans 12 v 12) Is it possible to have patience in the midst of affliction? No matter the cause of that affliction, no one wants to stay in a state of pain or distress or turmoil. Our immediate response in any traumatic event is to want it […]

A New Year Promise

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29 v 11 ( New International Version) I love this verse of scripture. I can’t think of a better verse to meditate upon at the start of a […]

Choosing What You Meditate On

How often do you find yourself reaching for the phone, to send a text or email the moment something happens in your life? How often do you stop and pray first, asking God for strength and wisdom or thanking Him for the blessing?  Does a Facebook post often take precedence over spending time reflecting in […]