What are your opportunities today as you go about your day? I’m here at Five Minute Friday…


As I pack for a weekend of spiritual retreat, I try to put behind me the stress and pressures of my life and focus on what God has to say about this.

I have an opportunity to hear diverse speakers teach what is on their hearts. I’m counting on my heart to be ready to receive. This is timely and something both my husband and I need at this moment.

I want to share a website with you today about a fantastic ministry I have mentioned in my blog before. It is called Chronic Joy Ministries. Cindee and Pamela came together under the prompting of God to start a ministry for people with chronic illness.

These women are dear souls with a heart for God, and they run this ministry while living with chronic illness, and pain. Their hearts are humble and they will be there to help you, or a friend in any way. Possibly you have a loved one living with chronic illness and have no idea how to help. This ministry offers many resources and I hope you check it out below:






Linking up with Five Minute Friday, and sharing normal life…

Change or job loss can be big time hurdles these days. Are you too young? Too old for a job? What if you are at retirement age and you still want to work or have to work? If you live in a depressed area, as we do, it adds to the tension.

Sometimes the job change involves moving…

We’ve been in that wondering stage for several months now and still have only a few answers. How can you plan ahead? For us, this job change involves moving…again. We’ve moved here just one year ago. With our future hanging in front of us as a monumental question mark, I can’t sleep, I stress, (no I didn’t binge on Easter peeps!) but I realize none of this is my fault and I can’t hurry up the answers.


I’ve been reading Praying the Promises of the Cross for forty days. It is a Lenten study which has been directing my thoughts to what Christ did on the cross for me. It has been a time of quiet focus. He offered himself on the cross for us. I cannot fathom what it was to carry all the sins of the world on himself.

Whatever is the new job for my husband, I want to be always in the mindset of offering myself to what Christ has chosen for me.


There are times in life when your decisions do not mesh with your parents, wife, husband, or coworker. What do you do in these circumstances? What do you do while you are waiting? Sometimes you can’t wait on a decision. Some things are time sensitive and a decision must be made quickly, even if it means a huge adjustment for you.


Have you ever been in a position when a decision needs to be made and you don’t agree with your husband? I’ll be honest and say that’s right where I am right now. So, what do I do?


Offer myself to Christ. I want this to go his way.