MONDAY MUSINGS

Trusting God When the Future Feels Uncertain

“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. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah… Continue reading Trusting God When the Future Feels Uncertain

MONDAY MUSINGS

The Many Shades of Grief

Last Thursday would have been my mom's birthday.  Each year since her death when I flip the calendar to October, my eyes gravitate to her day. My heart is a prisoner to grief's tightening grip all over again. It's been six years. When does this get easier? There is no timeline for grief. People are… Continue reading The Many Shades of Grief

Devotions, MONDAY MUSINGS

LOVE TRUMPS EVERYTHING

When I was in Washington, D.C. the day after the Presidential election last November, there was a group of protesters shouting, “Love Trumps Hate!” I agree. Love indeed, trumps hate. The only problem was, these protesters were also angry, pushy, rude, and using profanity. Their actions obliterated their message. How were they representing love? But… Continue reading LOVE TRUMPS EVERYTHING

Devotions, MONDAY MUSINGS, TEEN TUESDAY

When God Says to Wait

WAIT... Such a dreaded word. No one likes to wait. But we wait in traffic, in grocery stores, for the microwave (that's so funny to me!), for the doctor, for a spouse, for a baby, for vacation, for retirement, or for Jesus to return. Waiting has a negative connotation, especially in our fast-paced, instant gratification… Continue reading When God Says to Wait