Cultivate Gratitude

By Peg Arnold | November 9, 2022

Oh, it’s easy to express gratitude when everything is going well, and I am well-rested. However, the challenge occurs when I am tired, distracted, or my expectations of others have not been met.

Distraction of Destruction

By Peg Arnold | October 21, 2022

No matter how large or small your storm is, no matter how much was lost or destroyed, you are not alone. God is with you and powerful enough to support you and help you sort out, clean up and overcome the challenges.

Distraction of a Dog’s Disappearance

By Peg Arnold | September 22, 2022

I may not run away from God physically, but how often do I let distractions distance me from Him?

Distraction of Disease

By Peg Arnold | August 30, 2022

Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment. Matthew 9:22 She had been suffering from chronic pain for twelve years. The bleeding not only had weakened her but it had also isolated her from society. In those days, a bleeding…

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Distraction of Deals

By Peg Arnold | August 19, 2022

So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. James 1:16-17 NLT I love finding treasures buried in the back corner of a store at…

Distraction of the Danube

By Peg Arnold | June 23, 2022

In life, I wish I could always travel that safe protected route where transitions are scheduled and most of my challenges can be predicted. However, many times, I find myself on the river where dangerous undertows unexpectedly pull me below the water’s surface, or the turbulent rapids toss and rock my world. During these times, my focus is only on the immediate moment.

Distraction of Drones

By Peg Arnold | May 19, 2022

    When we only see and experience the details within our personal sphere of influence, we often don’t feel that we matter or sometimes that we make a difference. God, however, sees the big picture. He is directing our course, utilizing the abilities of many to fulfill His masterful plan. 

Distraction of Drupes

By Peg Arnold | April 19, 2022

Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.  John 15:5 Have you ever heard of a drupe? It is a fruit with a significant-sized pit like a peach or nectarine, even a cherry.…

Distraction of Disappearances

By Peg Arnold | April 8, 2022

He knows about everyone, everywhere. Everything about us is bare and wide open to the all-seeing eyes of our living God; nothing can be hidden from him to whom we must explain all that we have done. Hebrews 4:13 TLB Shopping with my son as a toddler was an adventure. He did not like to…

Distraction of Distance

By Peg Arnold | March 29, 2022

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? Psalm 139:7 When I was a young bride, we moved from Michigan to Maryland to begin our new life together. My husband’s family was in California, mine was in Michigan, so we were truly by ourselves in this unfamiliar place. We…

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