From one of those houses surrounded by pine trees too many to count, a mom and one of her three daughters faithfully prayed. The prayers drifted up to heaven like smoke from their chimney. The daughter, my younger sister’s classmate, asked God to draw my sister and me to Himself. The prayers went up. Life went on. Years went by.Read More
Oh my. My daughter just informed me.
The year 2024 is closer than the year 2005.
This of course has nothing to do with anything currently spinning around my little mind. I’m sipping a Pumpkin Spice iced frappuccino sweating in 90 degree weather and sniffing my unlit cinnamon pumpkin candle (too hot outside to light). These are my meager attempts to capture autumn. The calendar informs me fall arrived last week, but each day feels like endless summer. Just like 2005 feels closer than 2024.
Today I am reminded to base my faith on facts, not feelings. I don’t feel any different the day before, the day of and the day after my birthday. But the fact is each birthday marks the passing of another year. Okay, and sadly the fact is I need reading glasses now. God’s character and His Word remain steadfast and unchanging. My feelings are fickle and change based on my circumstances. We do well to invest in knowing and learning about the facts of our faith rather than rely on our feelings to dictate how we decide to live.Read More