Freedom to Live – Sunday Stillness Link

By reading scripture every day I am starting to see God’s plan – clearer. Join us at Growing through God’s Word Facebook Group. Let’s find the freedom to live. Today these are the passages I studied: Psalm 63:1-8; Numbers 13:1-2, 17-14:9; Matthew 17:22-27 In the Psalm, I loved the first verse, You, God, are my… Continue reading Freedom to Live – Sunday Stillness Link

How Can an Abecedarian Poem Free Us?

An Abecedarian poem I didn’t feel free to write poetry. But God did. A new type of poetry, abecedarian, kickstarted my love of poetry. These past months I have written many poems as I read and studied scripture. I started a 3-year Bible plan in the spring. Each day I read 3 scriptures. I use… Continue reading How Can an Abecedarian Poem Free Us?

How Did God Lead Marianne to Social Justice?

A Powerful Story of God’s Persistence and a Woman’s Obedience Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Marianne Jones, author, blogger, scriptwriter. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” ~ Malala Yousafzai Marianne didn’t let anything stop her from speaking out. Here is her story. I knew from the time I was… Continue reading How Did God Lead Marianne to Social Justice?

Is Pride Easy to Spot? I Think Not

33 Dots: Pride I am doing a challenge experiment in drawing — to make my mind expand but also to hear God at the same time. This time I heard the word pride.  I put 33 dots on a piece of art paper, outline them and then colour. Then I pray. What Lord does this… Continue reading Is Pride Easy to Spot? I Think Not

Why It’s Hard to Agree With My Husband

How to learn to Get Along I’m joining Five Minute Friday just to write for 5 minutes on a word. Today’s word is AGREE. Setting the timer: GO I don’t always agree with my husband. We have been married for 46 years and we are still happily married. It’s not because I always agree with… Continue reading Why It’s Hard to Agree With My Husband

What do a Dancer and Studying God’s Word have in Common?

How the Joy of the Lord can Be My Strength Once again I challenged myself to 33 dots. This morning it only took about one minute before I saw the dancer. Yes, she was in action with a drape of material around her. I looked at the dots. I knew why I saw this. I… Continue reading What do a Dancer and Studying God’s Word have in Common?

What do I need to motivate me towards a disciplined life?

Motivate at Five Minute Friday It’s Five Minute Friday and the first one of the year. The word this week is MOTIVATE. That’s a great word for 2018. MOTIVATE. My Word for this year is GO FORTH. (There will be more coming about this in the next few weeks.) So that means I need to… Continue reading What do I need to motivate me towards a disciplined life?

Be Near: Who is like the LORD our God?

Be Near: Five Minute Friday I find it very exciting and interesting how God links some things together – actually He holds everything together (Colossians 1:7). This morning as I did my morning readings and studying I came away with thoughts to write about. But then Five MInute Friday’s prompt came through and the prompt… Continue reading Be Near: Who is like the LORD our God?

Regeneration: 3 Ways to Keep in Step with God’s Spirit

I wanted to look at 3 ways to keep with God’s Spirit. This post was first published on Medium.com. I needed regeneration. We have a water softener in our home in Arizona because the water is extremely hard. For this reason I found my hair didn’t feel as clean as at home with our well… Continue reading Regeneration: 3 Ways to Keep in Step with God’s Spirit

What Is It That I Really Need?

What is it that I Really Need? I’m a little late for Five Minute Fridays but can’t resist writing on this week’s prompt: NEED. Five minutes to type out my thoughts. Here goes. This morning I read two devotionals – Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, and Jesus Calling. Both said the same things… Continue reading What Is It That I Really Need?