Wrestling Through Seasons of Change

Reflections on change, transition and Colorado weather

It still looks like fall, feels like fall…except for the pile of snow. Winter’s proclamation that change is coming. It’s not unlike what’s happening internally. I’m walking in one season, fully immersed, up-to-the-elbows in it. But my heart is hearing another season beginning to make its claim. Like my deck, I feel confused. Is it fall? Is it winter? Why can’t seasons be cut and dried?

Identifying Spiritual Tests

Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough Continue Reading →

Are you in a season of testing?

I love Daylight Savings Time. My internal clock always seems to know when it’s time to adjust our clocks for maximum productivity! Of course, in the fall, the first couple of days are tough as my internal clock still thinks it’s supposed to wake up at 5 am…I mean 4am. That’s exactly what happened this Continue Reading →

Willing to Enjoy the Process

“We tend to view the goal as the goal, but in God’s economy, the process is the goal. It’s not about what we’re doing at all; it’s about who we’re becoming in the process. It’s not about doing great things for God; it’s about God doing great things in us.” Mark Batterson, Draw the Circle. Continue Reading →

A Word For Your Week: Why is it easier to give than to receive?

“For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift.” John 1:12 My amazing mother-in-law is recovering from surgery. She is completely dependent on others Continue Reading →

Challenged by HGTV: and one powerful question you need to answer

As you may know by now, I love HGTV and the DIY network.  Early Saturday morning I was watching the DIY marathon of Yard Crashers (to get inspired and motivated to get to work on my own yard crash, I guess!). Anyway, a commercial flashed by for Rescue My Reno hosted by John DaSilvia. I’ve Continue Reading →

Don’t Let the Fire Die: 3 ways to stay in love with your vision

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Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord. Romans 12:11 My husband and I just celebrated our anniversary: 30 years thank you very much! When I fell in love with him at age 16, I thought I knew what love was. I didn’t have a Continue Reading →