Restoration sounds so peaceful and tranquil. It’s what we hope, seek, and pray for. Restoration is good and we should want it. It is an important aspect to our walk as Christians and it comes in many forms. We desire to be restored to God, to be restored to our families, to be restored in … More The Violence of Restoration
The other day, I was moving firewood from the backyard to our patio so we would have some dry firewood for this chilly weekend. As I was moving, of course I got a splinter in my thumb immediately. It was just a small piece sticking out and, after a couple of patient minutes, I pulled … More Splinters
“I suppose that, the nearer we get to heaven, the more conscious we shall be of our imperfections. The more light we get, the more we discover our own darkness. That which is scarcely accounted sin by some men, will be a grievous defilement to a tender conscience. It is not that we are greater … More Light
This has just been one of those seasons where it has been one thing after another. With each challenge that has presented itself, I have been able to hand it over to God and trust…..mostly. There is still that little part of me that has found it easy to trust because I have mentally assessed … More When It is Not Well with Your Soul
Have you ever looked at a river? I mean really looked at one…its nature, its flow, its changeability yet still remaining the same? Rivers overflow, meander peacefully, rush down in white water rapids, pool deeply, wear mighty boulders down to pebbles, while gently feeding tremendous trees, providing a wonderfully nourishing environment for plants and wildlife. … More Peace Like a River
Recently, I was pressing in for a healing, an emotional healing. I was searching out healing for a very old wound. One that I had lived with for so long that I had forgotten the original cause. So what did God do? After a time of pressing and, yes, a fast, it was revealed when … More A Place of Healing
In 1976 I found myself stationed at RAF Bentwaters Air Force Base in the U.K. On this particular day I was working at the end of the runway where we were checking our fighter jets for one last time before takeoff.The base was close to the English Channel so seagulls were an ever present reality, as was the threat they … More Birds of Pray!
Change. It used to be that I was not only unafraid of change, but energized by it! All I could envision were new possibilities and the creative energy with which I could meet the emerging challenges. At this moment, I’m in the midst of the most perplexing transformations of my life. This time, it feels … More Lost
I have been waiting to see God’s promises for a LONNNG time. I know that some of you may be in that same place. I have promises and prophetic words some as old as 20 years and some only a few months that I have not yet seen come. I sometimes grow weary in the waiting … More Are You Waiting for a Promise?
God gave me a poem that He said would speak to many, so I decided to share it as my blog this month. I pray it speaks His heart to yours. ~ Denise Redemption untold, rejection unsold that’s what you are to Me My words are your Word, none other can speak to you You … More Soul Food