The Lonely Place

I’ve been thinking about how Jesus prayed lately, and I think I’ve been doing it wrong for a while now.

There are a lot of times the Bible talks about Jesus going off to be alone while He prayed (Mark 1:35, Matthew 14:23, Luke 5:16, Luke 6:12). It seems to simple, but technology has sort of complicated things. Continue reading “The Lonely Place”

I’m Becoming One of Those People

I owe it to my little sister for rekindling my love for reading. She introduced me to a series that I’ve been zooming through. I recently started the last book, and saw a shiny seal on the cover that said “Author of The City of Ember – A major motion picture Fall 2008,” and thought, “What?! How did I not hear of this movie when it came out?! The books are really well done, so I thought surely the movie would at least be a little good.”

WRONG!

There was nothing good about that movie. Not. One. Thing.

When a book is Continue reading “I’m Becoming One of Those People”

Here We Are Now. Entertain Us.

I enjoyed reading as a kid, then somewhere around junior high or high school that enjoyment went away. Maybe it was being forced to read certain books for school, or maybe it was something I did. I don’t really know. As an adult I’ve discovered that I do still like reading, but getting a book in my hand is the hard part. If I can find a good book, I’ll read and read, but taking time to find a good book is something I don’t really like doing.

My younger sister and I started reading a series of books that she really likes. I’d never read them before, so she read to me while I did dishes or made supper. We finished book number one, and she got the second and third books from the library. I started the second book a couple days ago and finished today.

As I was reading yesterday, I thought, “It would be great if the Bible was Continue reading “Here We Are Now. Entertain Us.”

That Time I Forgot How to Spell…

Today the temperature went above 80 degrees!! In Iowa, though, you can’t really count on the weather to stay the same for more than a few days, especially in the spring, so I’m soaking it up.

The weather made me reminiscent of the summer before second grade. The summer itself wasn’t anything too unusual. I had sleepovers, visited my dad, and did other kid things. Every year, my mom would remind me to pick up a book and read every once in a while, so I would be ready when school started in the fall, but I didn’t take her advice that summer.

I remember thinking Continue reading “That Time I Forgot How to Spell…”

On That Mountain

I know the gospel, but I love when God reminds me of it in a way that makes it seem like the first time I’ve ever heard it.

I was reading in Isaiah 25 tonight, and the Lord pierced my heart as I read verses 7 & 8.

On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth.

As I read those words, I was almost brought to tears of joy because of what Jesus did for me.

Shroud is defined as Continue reading “On That Mountain”

Back

It’s been a while, but I’m back at it again! The last couple weeks have been a bit busy, and I thought about blogging almost every day…but then I didn’t. So I am going to get back into the swing of things for the next month.

I spent of a lot of time going through stuff and organizing our basement because sometimes I just can’t handle the clutter anymore. As I was sorting through my pile of fabric I was inspired to make a hoodie for my friend’s baby. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.

Other than organizing and sewing, the last couple weeks have been fairly uneventful. I’ve been in a bit of a funk. I hadn’t been taking the time Continue reading “Back”