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…

A Distracted Heart

By Peg Arnold | March 29, 2022

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13 Have you ever had a conversation with someone and afterward, couldn’t recall what was discussed? Perhaps you…

December Presents

By Peg Arnold | December 18, 2021

Hi Friend! Instead of just a devotion this month, I wanted my December post to be full of presents for you. So if you will check the end of this message, you will find my links to free downloads, free devotions, a free conference, and access to three recent podcasts where I was the guest!…

Distraction of Defensiveness

By Peg Arnold | December 14, 2021

Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Colossians 3:17 MSG It was early in the morning and I walked out to get my morning coffee. Sitting on the counter was a delicious…

Distraction of Disguise

By Peg Arnold | November 1, 2021

 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 Ditches

By Peg Arnold | November 1, 2021

I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me.  When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. Psalm 94:18-19 “You’ll love it. The view is gorgeous!  It’s just beyond that,” my sister-in-law said pointing to the silhouette of a gnarly tree on the horizon.   We had been…

Distraction of Lost Diamonds

By Peg Arnold | August 26, 2021

I had an ache in my heart as we arrived to our destination. Rick reminded me that we couldn’t do anything more and prayed with me to try and ease my anxiety.

Distraction of Discombobulation

By Peg Arnold | July 28, 2021

It started me thinking about the many times I experience other situations where I feel completely discombobulated and out of sorts.  Sometimes I wish I had a place or a way to recombobulate and regroup.

A Mother’s Day Tribute

By Peg Arnold | May 7, 2021

When we said our final goodbye, surrounding her in the
Tight circle of family she had created in her womb…
Whom she had nurtured and served all her life,
It was to release her to the freedom of heaven,
To the great love of God and all who had gone before.

Distraction of Drifts

By Peg Arnold | March 26, 2021

Sometimes my intentions drift like snow.

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