Throwback Thursday: BE STILL DEVOTION (2017)

Deuteronomy 30:20; Isaiah 28:23; Psalm 37:7 “He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth”  Psalm 46:10 One of the most powerful meditations I have found to help me be still before God is listed below.  If you speak each line softly, but aloud andContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: BE STILL DEVOTION (2017)”

SURRENDER

*This devotion is based on the painting “The Woman in Black” painted by my husband in 2013 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpracht) “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” Romans 12:1 She is not someone who wouldContinue reading “SURRENDER”

A Poetic Reflection on Psalm 5:3

“In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”  Psalm 5:3 Breathing in the morning air, I lay my requests before you. Presenting them, lifting them up To your awaiting ears – confidently, expectantly. I will wait to hear your voice, The soft whisperContinue reading “A Poetic Reflection on Psalm 5:3”

You are CALLED: Releasing Yourself from the Comparison Trap

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those heContinue reading “You are CALLED: Releasing Yourself from the Comparison Trap”

Impact of Relationships – A Thank You

What I have missed the most during this pandemic has been the ability to travel to different congregations throughout Texas. This relationship building not only plays a large part in being successful at my job, but on a personal level it has led me to some amazing relationships. Each of these relationships has helped meContinue reading “Impact of Relationships – A Thank You”

GOD IS PERSISTENT

Have you ever had one of those “middle-of-the-night, brutally honest, two way conversations with God?”      I have.  In fact, due to not sleeping well in the past week from the surgery, I have had quite a few. (I could use another week just to sit and process everything He has shown me.)  If I amContinue reading “GOD IS PERSISTENT”

Another Battle to Fight

The words on the other end of the phone call were not what I expected to hear. Everything had led me to believe that it wasn’t anything to worry about. Yet, there I stood, cell phone in hand, learning another lesson in the agony of unmet expectations. I was caught off guard and I feltContinue reading “Another Battle to Fight”