Distraction of Divas

By Peg Arnold | May 21, 2024

“But those who wait upon GOD get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles,They run and don’t get tired. They walk and don’t lag behind.”—Isaiah 40:31 (MSG) The day of the Diva Half Marathon had arrived. I was both nervous and excited. I had never participated in a competition like this before and was…

Lessons learned from Herons

By Peg Arnold | May 21, 2024

I have been doing a lot of bird watching lately. It never ceases to amaze me how much I learn about God through His creation. I hope you will be inspired of a recent insight. As I watched the shadow of a heron glide through the sky, I couldn’t help but exclaim, “They’re back!” The…

Trusting God

By Peg Arnold | May 21, 2024

Our first sight took our breath away! The Alaskan River shoreline was lined with verdant green pines as the water flowed and meandered around the bend. We saw seals diving for breakfast and heard the echoes of bald eagles calling to each other from the treetops. My husband, Rick, and I had just arrived at…

Distraction of Demolition

By Peg Arnold | February 10, 2024

Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. Matthew 6:19-21…

The Senses of Christmas

By Peg Arnold | December 17, 2023

Looking at this picture above, I see the lights and the nativity figures, I feel the cold, I smell the fresh cut boughs, I hear the Christmas carols, and I taste the hot chocolate I’m drinking to keep warm. I was thinking about how to prepare for Christmas this Advent. It occurred to me to…

Are you hiding from something?

Distraction of Disguises

By Peg Arnold | October 26, 2023

 Then she took Esau’s best clothes—they were there in the house—and instructed Jacob to put them on. And she made him a pair of gloves from the hairy skin of the young goats, and fastened a strip of the hide around his neck;  then she gave him the meat, with its rich aroma, and some fresh-baked…

Distraction of Situational Demands

By Peg Arnold | September 19, 2023

Just as we adapted our clothing and equipment to suit the weather and the fish we were targeting, it reminded me of the importance of adapting our spiritual attire to the situations we face in life.

Distraction of Dorms

By Peg Arnold | August 22, 2023

Despite knowing these things, I began to worry. Anxiety created stress, which led to sleeplessness, and an erosion of trust. This affected my relationship with my daughter and with God. I needed to make a change.

Distraction of Decluttering

By Peg Arnold | July 25, 2023

The decluttering process may be simple to describe, but it takes work to implement if you are like me. I marvel at my adult children and how they can make decisions to minimize clutter. For me, it is more complicated.

Distraction of Daily Demands

By Peg Arnold | July 15, 2023

Daily devotions provide that time of refueling. It is when we can connect more profoundly with our Lord Jesus through His word, study, reflection, and prayer. When we fix our eyes on Him daily, He can fill us with His wisdom, strength, and peace.