Sanctification After Vacation

Our family just returned from a week-long vacation to the Northwoods of Wisconsin where we attended family camp at Fort Wilderness for our fourth year.  It was wonderful!  The weather was perfect, the speaker delivered timely messages, and I spent time with God in prayer and Bible reading everyday- for the first time in months.  My kids had fun, we ate ourselves into food comas daily, and I was able to spend quality time with both my husband (long overdue)[Read more]

All That Remains (A Prayer)

Majesty unspeakable, my soul desires to behold Thee. I cry to Thee from the dust.  Yet when I inquire after Thy name it is secret. Thou art hidden in the light which no man can approach unto. What Thou art cannot be thought or uttered, for Thy glory is ineffable.  Still, prophet and psalmist, apostle and saint have encouraged me to believe that I may in some measure know Thee.  Therefore, I pray, whatever of Thyself Thou hast been pleased to disclose, help[Read more]

Workouts and Worship- A Winning Pair

Yesterday, I began a series entitled Life’s Essential Ingredients, where I listed ten things I’d like to accomplish each day.  Today, we will look at working out and worship. I have found a way to link my gym and devotional time that may open up some options for you, as well. Working Out: Get to the gym (before 5:30AM) In order to get to the gym by 5:30AM, I have to be in bed by 9:30PM the night before. Without[Read more]

Are You Lacking Life’s Essential Ingredients?

What do you hope to accomplish at the end of each day? Recently, I read an article which made the parallel between planning our days like a chef plans a big meal. Before he can create a satisfying meal, he has to make sure he has all the essential ingredients. In the same way, what are the essential ingredients you need to create a satisfying life? In life, as in meal preparation, I often find that I am missing some[Read more]