• Sifting

    Just wanted to remind you that there isn’t anything you go through that hasn’t already been sifted through God’s hands. Yes, some things are consequences of our own decisions. Some things are consequences of other people’s decisions. Some are for our own … sifting. But it is He who allows it all. In some way it will all make you stronger as you depend on and follow Him through it! And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your…

  • Trusting Your Feelings

    I’ve heard it said some people have head-knowledge of God without heart-knowledge.  Never allowing what’s in their head to move to their heart. This morning I was reading a blog post from a friend of mine, Beth Moore. Don’t you just love the way technology allows us to have “friends” who wouldn’t know us from Adam if we met on the street? Anyway, my friend Beth was discussing “knowing” God is real. In her subsequent related post she sums it up as “The question conveyed on the post was about the time when you moved from believing God exists (Hebrews 11:6) to knowing (2 Timothy 1:12).” That struck a chord…

  • My Approval Seeking Self

    Hi, my name is Lori. And I am an approval seeker. Nice to meet you. May I sit down now, please? So I’ve been thinking a lot about this approval seeking thing. When I began blogging in 2011, I dove headfirst into how I am a self-proclaimed approval seeker. Ok, but whose approval do I seek? • those who I look up to • those who I see and think that’s where I want to be someday • those who I want to model my life after So, is there someone who fits this billing for me? Is there someone who is all that? But what if, after I find them, I…

  • A Simple Girl seeking approval

    I am a simple girl. No frills. A continual work in progress, but desperately seeking His approval. Desperately Seeking the Approval of One. Many times, I find I make decisions based on my anticipation of the the reaction of my sweet husband, or my kids, or even my friends (gasp!).  More often than not this is a subtle, but compelling, variable.  Even now, as I write this, I wonder what my hubby will say after he reads it.  Will he think I am taking onto one more thing when I already have way too many irons in the fire? And what about my friends?  Will they think it’s just a silly endeavor?…