Showing posts from May, 2014

First Thing in the Morning

What's the first thing you do when you get up? Me? I'm not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination. Those of you who know me are probably laughing right now! I've tried to convert, I really have! Alas, it just doesn't work for me. And to be honest with you, overly joyful morning people are annoying...well, to those of us who- let's say- are not. I've had other "non-morning" people tell me that it's fingernails-scratching-a-chalkboard annoying. I can relate. (dear morning friends and family, I love you) There is a beauty in that though. We all do our best work at varying times of day and we are simply built differently. Some work their genius in the morning, while others deliver genius at night. I appreciate the variety, because if everyone was built like me, nothing would ever open before noon! I read an article recently that proposed this thought: the most defining moment of our day is when we first wake up. The reasoning is that we have a …

Hold On to What is Good and True

Not a sparrow falls to the ground without God’s knowledge, but sparrows still fall. God works all things to the good for those who love Him. But He still allows His saints to suffer. And He doesn’t always tell them why. I read this quote recently in a blog on how to help those with depression. (you can find the whole blog by Anna, click here) Have you ever felt like that sparrow?When it seems like all the people you see are smiling, but you are just too tired. When leaving the house seems like a momentous chore. When things look dull and your life seems the same day after day. When you've been cheated, betrayed or slandered. When all the nice Christian answers are hard to believe. When this current season of your life is difficult, and you don't see any end. When you wonder who your real friends are. When you try to hear from God and there's only silence. He doesn't always tell us why.I tend to believe that the desire to know why is built into us. If we can just put our finger on …