As I have contemplated how to trust God in the unexpected, I’ve found four words that are helping me.
A few years ago, I took my kids to the circus. It was the first time they had ever been to a circus, and they were SO excited. They sat transfixed as the lions and tigers and bears entered the ring, led by their trainers. They laughed—belly-laughed—as the clowns acted like clowns. They sat transfixed… Continue reading Life as a Trapeze Artist
So I pray. And I trust. And I lean. And I cry. And I pray some more. And I remember my God is faithful…always and forever.
How do we reconcile the God who hears and answers prayers with this life that often seems so far from what we expect when we pray?
Lord Jesus, I’m desperate. Desperate for strength. Desperate for renewal. Desperate for fresh breath. Desperate for change. I am worn and weary. My strength fails me. My heart, my body…they fail me. I need YOU. I need a fresh dose of your power, of your Spirit. I need a fresh filling of your strength, of… Continue reading A Prayer for Filling
“Get your security from me,” God whispered to my heart. It might have been a whisper, but His voice was louder with each passing day. I was in the midst of some of the most painful days of my life. My husband had been caught in an affair, and despite my attempts to reconcile, I… Continue reading Where’s Your Security?
The last two weeks have been filled with the news of Billy Graham’s death…or more appropriately, his grand entrance into eternity with his Savior. When I first learned of his death, I was preparing to attend the funeral of a college friend of mine, a man who left this life way too soon but most… Continue reading A Legacy of Billy Graham