Posts by pegarnold

Distraction of Dallas

My demands, obligations, and schedule were so tight, that when a detour or an accident caused a delay, I found myself annoyed and frustrated. Ironically, God often used those inconveniences to get me to slow down, be still, and draw me near to Him.

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Distraction of Debris

I know there are times when I face overwhelming situations that seem impossible to separate the mess from the stress, the burdens from the needs, or the inconveniences from the obligations. However there are promises, hope, and strength to be found in our times of struggle and confusion.

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Distraction of Dust

The picture above hung on the wall of my children’s nursery, a baby gift from my college room-mate. Little did I know how much this simple verse expressed a life time struggle for me.

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Distraction of Delivery

I look at the first Christmas and how little Mary and Joseph had when Jesus was born. I am sure they did not feel prepared for the massive responsibility on their shoulders, but they continued to trust the Lord and His plan.

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Distraction of Deprivation

 I will praise you with all my heart, O Lord my God; I will proclaim your greatness forever. Psalm 86:12 I walked in from errands and saw a blue bag on the kitchen counter. Curious, I asked my husband about it. He answered by announcing that we were embarking on very restricted diet. The intriguing…

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