Category Archives: Reliance on the Lord

I’m not adequate!

“Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “’Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.’ “Then said I: ‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.’ “But the Lord said to […]

Obstacles Welcome

(See all Leadership Books)  Obstacles Welcome: How to Turn Adversity into Advantage in Business and in Life is a book that challenged me to not get so easily derailed.  Ralph de la Vega was separated without warning from his family in Cuba at the age of 10 to start a new life in the United […]

He Is My Strength!

“In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.”  Psalm 138:3 (KJV) “For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom […]

Giving Thanks

“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I Thessalonians 5:18 Sometimes, the hardest thing in the world can be to be thankful for something.  It’s easy to be thankful for the blessings we receive.  It’s easy to be thankful for sunshine and good health.  It’s easy […]

Swine Flu?

“The LORD will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.”  Psalm 41:3 Our house has been more like a hospital than a home for the last week.  The day after my husband left for an overseas business trip, my oldest daughter started to feel sick.  One by one, […]

Got Wisdom?

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”  James 1:5 I don’t know about you, but I definitely feel a lack of wisdom in raising my children.  What works with one child doesn’t necessarily work with another, […]


“Why are you cast down, O my soul?   And why are you disquieted within me?   Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.”  Psalm 42:5 I have not felt qualified to post anything for the last several days.   Who am I to think that I […]

All Things Work Together for Good

“‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’  says the LORD.”  Isaiah 55:8 Some things in life are very frustrating.  A current frustration in my life has to do with a vehicle being out-of-commission.  My husband’s pickup has come up with an unidentified electrical problem.  He thought that it had […]

His plans, or mine?

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11 13 years ago today, I became a mother for the 4th time.  My older children were 5, 3, and 1, and I had been […]