As I’ve said before God’s economy is never wasteful and He never squanders the life training He gives us. He will use everything you’ve gone through when you trust Him to lead. God will call out the big dream He placed in your heart decades earlier and give it wings, if you’re willing to step out. Both Abraham and Moses prove you are never too old for God to use you—and both of these remarkable biblical heroes changed the world.
I picked the perfect hot pink polish and relaxed into the big cushy massage chair as the glorious warm water swirled about my feet. Oh sweet pedicure! What heaven to escape for an hour with a fashion magazine, solitude and an awesome leg massage!
At least it’s what I thought.Typically an anonymous Asian woman starts the water in the foot bath as I check Instagram on my phone, or answer emails or texts. It’s easy to remain distant, disconnected and disinterested in the human being who is dutifully washing my feet. Today though, I felt the Lord prompt me to engage. “Talk to her, ask her name.” I’m fully aware…
March was a busy month of posts and recipes. I was privileged to speak about The God Dare at a women’s conference in Alabama and traveled to Nashville a few times to visit family. And, it was a busy month of writing! I’m happy to say, The God Dare is just about finished and should be out around Mother’s Day!
Here’s a roundup…….
I’m just out of sorts this Christmas season. It’s all sparkling lights and tinsel, Santa and snowmen and I’ve just put up my freaking Christmas tree! Never have I not had a tree up by this point in the season. Never have I not had all my decorations done, cookies baked and presents bought. Last year …
I don’t know about you, but my mirror doesn’t always reflect what I’d like to see. I’m getting older, 50 plus, (actually way plus!) and what used to be curvy now sags a bit, firm flesh has turned fatty, lines serve as a depressing reminder: you’re not a kid anymore kiddo.
I look in the mirror, my looking glass, and see flaws, mistakes, frailties. I judge what I see as imperfect and compare myself to the women in my life and come up woefully short. I want to be noticed for my appearance. I want youth and beauty and to be all InStyle says I should be.
Don’t we all? Don’t we look in the mirror, vainly wanting more, judging what’s missing rather than seeing ourselves as God sees us, ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’? There’s an easy-to-miss statement in the bible. “He made the laver of bronze and it’s base of bronze, from the bronze mirrors of the serving women who assembled at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.” Exodus 38:8. Moses took the women’s mirrors, melted them down and turned them into a washbasin for the priests.