The Saddest Day

One of the saddest days, if not the saddest day, is when the realization comes that innocence is gone. I remember feeling that way. It seems as if we just wake up one day, and it’s gone. The cares of the world have taken over. There’s a song by Don Henley called The End of… Continue reading The Saddest Day

One Scarred Hand

There’s an Andy Griffith episode where Andy is trying to get out of marrying a backwoods country girl. Her family is very superstitious, so Andy and Barney devise a plan to act as if Andy is cursed. Barney has to dress in black and ride a white horse going east to west. It, of course,… Continue reading One Scarred Hand

Used

No one likes to be used. We’ve all been there though. Used by an old boyfriend or girlfriend, a job, our spouse, and others we trusted. It’s amazing. When I read the Bible and see the lives of the women there, I try to put myself in their shoes (or sandals!). They were considered property.… Continue reading Used

The Anniversary

It has been 3 years and 24 days. Some anniversaries are good to celebrate with each other. Birthdays, weddings, jobs, and other milestones, but there are those anniversaries that are celebrated privately, perhaps even alone. The anniversary of the last time I … The last time I gave in to my addiction. It has been… Continue reading The Anniversary

Dry Bones

It may seem morbid, but I wonder how long it takes for a dead buried body to become bones. Dry bones? I think about my Daddy and wonder what his body looks like these 10 years buried. Is he dry bones? In Ezekiel chapter 37, God makes dry bones come alive again. I don’t know… Continue reading Dry Bones

Show Me

Missouri is nicknamed “The Show Me State.” In reading why it was given that nickname, I discovered it was believed Missourians were a stubborn people and needed to be shown for proof of some things. Whether true or not, I get it. I can be stubborn sometimes and need to be shown… Like Moses in… Continue reading Show Me

Go Boldly

Recently, someone commented to me how concerned they were about others liking them. They acknowledged they lacked the confidence to stand before others. I get it! Perhaps we all lack the surety to be before others. Maybe because of past experiences we feel as if we’ll be judged. How many times have we had low… Continue reading Go Boldly

The Struggle Is Real

The devotional I am currently going through is about capturing every thought. It is taken from 2 Corinthians 10:5, which says, We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God,¬†and we take captive every thought to make it obedient¬†to Christ. The Message paraphrase says it this way, We use… Continue reading The Struggle Is Real