God Gave.................


What Are You Leaving Your Children?
Paint A Thought
God's Tapestry
A Christian's Walk
Within Us
Honesty and Integrity
Beginning Today
Moving The Rock
A Comfortable Silence
At The Window
The Wealthiest Man
Three Trees
Stress Therapy
Let Go
Driving Away The Shadows
Standing Still
The Balance Sheet of Life
A Life That Matters
The Story of Your Life
Eternal Instants
Slow dance
The Piano Lesson
The Atheist's Holiday
How Do YOU Walk?
Exercise Your Soul
The Art of Letting Go
My Quilt
A Penny Blessing
Are You Empty Yet?
Living By Faith
The Living Water
Installing Love
If Only
God Will Provide
The Pillar of Love
Alone I Am Nothing
We Danced
The Thorn Bouquet
Have Courage
And Think Of Me
Don't be afraid to speak out
The Guiding Light
What are you building?
What Friends Do
Time - Your Greatest Gift
Peace Garden
Roots of Change
Morning Prayer
Don't Open Your Mouth
Never Give Up On Love
Shining Light
Do You?
Weather Changes
I Hope by Paul Harvey
Push On
Refining Silver
Loving God's Way
Overcoming A Broken Heart
Carrots, Eggs, and Coffee Beans
What's Left?
The Rented Room
When I Am Lonely
Serving Where God Places Us
Clay Balls
God Is
The Oak Tree
Learning From Fear
The Heart of the Soul
Touching Billy
Dusty Shoes
Between You and God
The Shadow of Your Cross
Angels Among Us
The Wolves Within
When Jesus Looks
The Empty Chair
God Gave.................
God Knows
A Walk To School

God gave burdens, also shoulders. 
--Yiddish Proverb
Some days we wake up, and we know we can't get out of bed. We lie 
there, trying to force ourselves, but none of the usual motivations
work.  We may be depressed, we may be grieving, or we may simply be
tired. It's hard to resist the temptation to believe that everyone else
is functioning with ease.  "They all show up for work. What's
wrong with me?" The more frantic we become, the more likely we may 
lapse into the old ways of thinking and behaving in order to get
If we feel we cant get out of bed, there's usually a good reason why. 
We can give ourselves permission to discover it. By being honest, we
will discover how to take care of ourselves. Maybe it's a day to stop
and nurture ourselves, not force ourselves to keep going. Only we know
what we really need. We do not have to compare ourselves to others or
apologize for what we are going through. Instead, we can be gentle,
giving our bodies, emotions, and spirits what they require.  We can
turn the day over to God's will. 
I pray for the willingness to make this a day of healing. I will be 
part of my own renewal.