I have always loved Isaiah 61. It is one of those go to chapters that has enriched my life. But after my trip out West, it has taken on an even richer meaning to me. I am convinced that we can move from devastation to beauty. As we walked through fields of almost […]
Power is a Big Deal! Sometimes we forget all the things we use that require power. Just let it go off for an hour, or even worse days, then you will remember very quickly how important power is. We are praying for the folks that just went through Hurricane Florence. It is estimated that 3 […]
I have to ask you, “Are you a faultfinder or a faith finder?” I’m asking you, because it’s a question I asked myself early this morning during my prayer time. Let me explain. Our Deep Well went out. It was a huge deal because regulations had changed and finding an appropriate location on that mountain […]
We built our house almost 20 years ago! (Where has the time gone?) When I say we built it, I mean literally. We hired a contractor to dry it in, then we took over. It took us months. We moved in with bare floors and no window stills. We really enjoy working together, so it […]
What do YOU do with broken things? It depends on whether you are a perfectionist or a re-purposer. Can I explain what I mean with a story? Do you know that everything taste better in a pretty dish? (I can hear my male readers groan, but please stay with me. I’m headed somewhere. I’m going […]
I’m not satisfied with my weight right now, so when my friend challenged me to lose 5 lbs with her this month I eagerly accepted. I’m working on it! I’m eating right and exercising everyday. But, there’s a major challenge to getting that weight off. It’s birthday month in the Holland house. Both of […]
Maybe is should seem obvious, but sometimes it’s not. That hope filled glow can be seen on children’s faces and in nature’s majestic artistry. Sometimes we see through eyes that are strained with drudgery, pain and struggles. It’s in those times that we need to be filled with hope. And it is in those times […]
He was arrogant! What a way to begin a blog! But it’s the truth! Arrogant; AND selfish; AND unsympathetic; AND complacent; AND heartless. I get annoyed trying to describe him. Absolute power corrupts absolutely! He didn’t fear God, so he didn’t feel he was required to do the right thing or even answer to God […]
I cannot begin to grasp the emotions that filled that space when Rachel uttered her last words. Another son…but one that she would never hold…never cradle in her arms…or kiss it’s sweet cheeks…so mustering her last ebb of strength she uttered the baby’s name Ben-oni. And it was true…he was the son of her sorrow. […]
“And without faith it is impossible to please God,” My mind seems to always stop there as if the comma were a period. It’s just that the thought of pleasing God is such a delightful thought! It is hard for me to imagine that MY faith actually pleases God…but, then there’s the alarming realization that […]
Never Alone. I’ve discovered if I walk with Him through beautiful places, I’m quicker to recognize and respond to His presence in difficult places.
Whatever you plant…you’ll reap. What are you planting and what are you nurturing?