Rethinking Ordinary

  Monotony has become a fixture around here. I had been told to be on alert for it, but it seems like I’ve got to learn for myself. With any chronic illness there can be something tedious and routine about life. To have a physical or mental illness can be acutely painful. But interspersed betweenContinue reading “Rethinking Ordinary”

Running the Good Race, [Endurance]

23 “The Lord directs the steps of the godly.     He delights in every detail of their lives. 24 Though they stumble, they will never fall,     for the Lord holds them by the hand.” Psalm 37:23-24, NLT We are each on a journey, and when we start to get serious about our following, we feel His pleasure.Continue reading “Running the Good Race, [Endurance]”

A Benefit of Depression

Thanking God For Pain by Terry Powell, Even when emotional pain is not the direct result of sin, it pays dividends in the war against sin. When I’m extremely depressed and prone to fits of weeping, my heart is obviously softer than usual. And it’s during such times that the Holy Spirit often convicts meContinue reading “A Benefit of Depression”

Five Barn Burners

  There are some who may not understand the term, but back on the farm in Wisconsin, “barnburning” meant one of two things: 1. A person who burns down a barn, (obviously literal.) 2. Something amazing or noteworthy. To be strong, impressive, or of interest, (metaphorical.) The following verses have made a tremendous influence onContinue reading “Five Barn Burners”