O God whose will conquers all, There is no comfort in anything apart from enjoying Thee and being engaged in Thy service; Thou art All in all, and all enjoyments are what to me Thou makest them, and no more. I am well pleased with Thy will, whatever it is, or should be in all respects, And if Thou bidst me decide for myself in … Continue reading From “The Valley of Vision”
“Clarity is the last thing you are clinging to and must let go of. I have never had clarity; what I have always had is trust. So I will pray that you trust God.” ~ Mother Theresa Although I do not know all that Mother Theresa taught (so I cannot affirm or disapprove all that she she said), this quote has profoundly impacted me. I … Continue reading Clarity
Happy Monday everyone! Today is my Sunday, so I cannot look at this day with quite as much disdain as everyone starting their work weeks today. This blog post is months behind the last, and many of you probably do not even remember what was last blogged about (that’s okay, neither do I!) As we start out our weeks, I have a question for you: … Continue reading Musings on the flood, and other random Monday thoughts
The last few days have overflowed with God’s goodness! As I have talked about before, He has kept me in Canada this year, rather than sending me to Cameroun with Mercy Ships. This was difficult for me to take initially, but in surrendering to what God wanted, I have had such peace and joy. And He has given even more than that! So far this … Continue reading Taking a bit of a different journey
Last year at this time, I was in Germany with a dear Mercy Ships friend. I had just left the M/V Africa Mercy and stopped over to visit my friend before coming home to Canada. It was the beginning of Advent, but I didn’t know much about this holiday other than chocolate advent calendars. My friend was given a homemade advent calendar, and I remember … Continue reading Calendars and memories
When you feel alone, run to Jesus. When your friends and family abandon you and all is not what it should be, run to Jesus. He is all you need. He will bring comfort and peace. When feelings begin to run away and you cannot calm yourself down, run to Jesus. He completely understands. He, too, became a man and was tempted as we are. … Continue reading Never alone
I realize that this post is REALLY behind the times! I have shared my news as people asked, but I guess I did not pass it on to everyone yet, so here goes… As many of you know, I volunteered my nursing skills with the organization, Mercy Ships, in the fall of 2016. I absolutely loved the time spent on board the hospital ship, the … Continue reading In Your presence is fullness of joy!
This week’s lesson in my life comes from Genesis of all places. It is a book that has a lot packed into it, but often I forget that and view it as an obscure book without much relevance…after all, the events it contains were at least 4,000-6,000 years ago (if not even further back than that!). However, Genesis is so timely and relevant. We have … Continue reading This battle is not against flesh and blood
You know when God wants to teach you something and you see it over and over again? He lets you hear it on the radio, read it in your devotional, see it in a blog article, or hear others speaking about it at church. Well that is what has happened with me recently (although God seems to do this quite often!). God has been bringing … Continue reading Greater than where we are
My friend is going camping this week, and what encouraging piece of advice did I give her? I told her last night: “The worst that can happen to you is that you die.” That is not what anyone wants to hear when they are going into bear country with forest fires raging around the area. Maybe I should work on my tact (or current lack … Continue reading O death, where is your sting?