The Secret to True Refreshment

True Refreshment Comes From Jesus

Lately, I've been feeling overwhelmed and worn out. It seems there are so many things I want to get done in a day and never enough time to do it. I know all the answers to this problem. Learn to delegate, cut back where I can, the art of saying no, etc. This weekend I was looking forward to going to a dance with my husband. After a day at work, appointment with our accountant and submitting our tax return, I really wanted to spend some time with nothing to do other than enjoy our friends, some good music, food, and dancing. My husband came down with a really bad head cold and the last thing he wanted to do was stay up late and have the pulse of a live band match the pounding in his head. Disappointment settled in my gut.  … [Read more...]

Why the Waiting Is Worth It

Last week I shared about waiting to hear from God. I know He told me to seek publication for my fiction, but part of me wondered about His timing. On Friday, I received an email that two of the editors who were considering my fiction series decided to pass. There are still some editors who are interested, but two in one hour. With slumped shoulders, I clicked open on the next email in my inbox. It was from a lady who had read an advanced copy of my new book Pioneering Today. Below is a section of the book she referenced from Chapter 1, which you can read for free here. I believe that when we are still, away from the hustle and bustle of technology, we can feel God’s presence. It is stronger when there is no static or interference from man-made noise. There is much we can learn from our pioneer forefathers and mothers. I believe the first and most important lesson is growing some sort of crop. I don’t feel it’s coincidence we feel closer to God while … [Read more...]

Do You Know Which Path God Wants for You?

Choosing God's Road

There are sometimes in our lives when it's easy to do the right thing. The choice is clear. There is no questions which way God wants you to go. And there are the other times. The times when I struggle with the direction of my life. I beg God for a clear sign. A flashing neon arrow pointing the way He wants me to go. In these times, times of uncertainty, I ask God why He doesn't give me the answer immediately. In my humaneness, I want things on my time. I want to know exactly what I'm supposed to be doing so I can get on about it. I'm a doer. But God knows how fast or slow to grow us. He knows when we really need to see the next bend in the road He has planned for us. I now look at times of transition differently. They are a time for me to press into Him. To spend extra time in prayer and in the Bible. Time to put my trust into action. If you're in a time of transition, don't despair. If you seek Him, He will come. When His time is right, He will show you exactly … [Read more...]