Tag Archives: control

Barking at the Rain

Barking at the Rain

So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9, NRSV) Ironically, as I write this, I am watching it pour rain outside. But I hearken back to another recent Southwest Florida summer shower. Actually, it was a day-long deluge. I […]

Family Friday: Let It Go

Family Friday: Let It Go

Be Still. Let go, and Let God (Psalm 46:10) Are you a planner? I am. My entire adult life I have grappled with the illusion of control. I plan ahead, create contingency plans, a backup for my backup, and rely on calendars to help keep me on track and focused. One of the many things […]

What Are You Cast Down?

What Are You Cast Down?

As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.When shall I come and behold the face of God? Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall again […]

My God Was Too Small

My God Was Too Small

“To whom then will you compare me, or who is my equal? says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high and see: Who created these? He who brings out their host and numbers them, calling them all by name, because God is great in strength, mighty in power, not one is missing.” Isaiah 40:25-26 […]

Family Friday: Seeking Control of the “Big” Things

Family Friday: Seeking Control of the “Big” Things

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control,” 2 Timothy 1:7 So often lately I have found myself desperate for some sense of control. For families, who spend so much of their days trying to control nap times, meals, routines, and keeping everyone in check, feeling a […]