#teamegg

Just like so many other people I am hitting YouTube and FB a few times a day to see what’s up with April the giraffe. It’s pretty cool. Our youngest, who is seventeen, is a die-hard giraffe lover and I can see why. They certainly are interesting and beautiful (and strangely shaped). Today’s reading in…

Back in the Car

This is one more time I’m writing while hurling down the freeway. My husband is hosting a district-wide picnic Saturday, which means the drop off of a lot of stuff today. I tagged along because I can. I read my chapter (number twelve, if anyone’s tracking that) in When God Isn’t There. It’s a good…

Suffering and God

Suffering toughens up our skin. We suffer now so we will not suffer later. Through many trials we must enter the kingdom of heaven. Suffering is a sign of sanctification, which is the lifelong process of becoming more like Christ. The burden of your load may feel heavy now, but it is preparing you to stand…

Driving Across Town

Today, I went with my husband so he could pick up his new work car. He went to work from there, which left me to drive back across the Phoenix metro area in the rental car we’ve been using for the past week. I don’t go out often. I mean, I’m not afraid to go out,…

The Search

Chapter six (in When God Isn’t There) is all about is searching for God and what that search does to our hearts. Are they drawn out in longing or are we on the verge of giving up because it’s taking too long to find Him? David’s idea is that there is a purpose in the absence…

Purpose

Don’t we all struggle with this idea of purpose? The world would have us believe that purpose is somehow tied to money or fame or importance. For a long time I fell into this trap and, honestly still do once in awhile. We constantly have that message shouted to us. But, what if there is…

Anger and Fear

I don’t even know how to write this post today. I’m really angry at God. I have been for awhile. It seems like I’ve picked up this bag of rocks that I can’t set down. I started getting angry as I started getting well and, now, it’s just about feeling like some of my hopes…

Can’t Get Enough

I cannot get enough of this book! When God Isn’t There by David Bowden is like air I’ve been needing that I didn’t know was missing. It’s painful to put it down each day after just one chapter. I want to devour this book in one sitting and I want to savor each thought and word…

God, Not Food or…

I feel like this book is speaking to my heart. I must need to hear the messages I’m finding in these books – as I find them. I have felt God far from me the past four years. I don’t know if it was getting sick and then spending so much time and energy trying…

It’s New Book Day! Yippee!!

   What’s the new book, you ask? It’s called When God Isn’t There by David Bowden. From what I can tell while reading the Introduction and the first chapter, he’s a good writer.  Actually, he opens with a poem. Wow! A real poem, not the kind I might write. A three page poem, but don’t…