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
Last week, my son, who is an only child, was feeling sorry for himself because he had no one to play with. My initial reaction was guilt feeling like I was letting him down for not stopping what I was doing and go find him a playmate. Then, it kind of hit me that it … More When Blessings Become Lost in Hardships
I’ve spent significant amounts of time in my life feeling like a broken toy that was left behind, considered good only for the refuse heap. We all have glitches…broken places… some that may persist throughout our lives. There are times when I simply collapse into a pool of tears because from my point of view, … More Broken Toys
“How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved.” ~Sigmund Freud I have always considered the idea of teaching as a career, but I remember the day that I definitively made up my mind to pursue it. I worked at a financial institution and was waiting on a man who seemed … More You are Loved
I am a freak about time. I love schedules and time management systems. I am the one who thinks 15 min early to an appointment is on time but 10 min early is running late. It may not surprise you to know that “quality time” is also my love language. But as I type this … More Time Freak