Distraction of Deals

By carol@carolensminger.com | December 4, 2013

Romans 5:15b . . . it was by the generosity of God, the free giving of the grace of one man Jesus Christ, that the love of God overflowed for the benefit of all men. Have I got a deal for you! Buy one get one free! Entire store 50% off! Free gift to the…

Distraction of Dressing Disasters

By carol@carolensminger.com | November 27, 2013

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Thanksgiving is here and many of us are busy planning our menus, collecting our recipes, creating our shopping lists, cleaning the house and preparing for guests. The focus is on the family dinner…

Distraction of Dad’s Death

By carol@carolensminger.com | November 5, 2013

Revelation 21:1-4 “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And…

Distraction of Delays

By carol@carolensminger.com | October 1, 2013

Ecclesiastes 7:14 On a good day, enjoy yourself; On a bad day, examine your conscience. God arranges for both kinds of days So that we won’t take anything for granted. Flight delays, weather delays, appointment delays, construction delays, game delays, we have all experienced them. Some delays are a welcome interruption. For instance, I work…

Distraction of Death

By carol@carolensminger.com | September 23, 2013

Ecclesiastes 3:1.2.4 There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, It seems that it has been one of those seasons.…

Distraction of Doctors

By carol@carolensminger.com | September 17, 2013

Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Here I am on a beautiful Sunday afternoon sitting in the urgent care waiting room. Going to the doctor is never…

Distraction of Destruction

By carol@carolensminger.com | September 2, 2013

Psalm 22:19 But you, LORD, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.(NIV) As I looked out the window, the hurricane rains were pouring out of the sky just as the weather reports had predicted. I watched the pond behind our house overflow its banks and ebb into…

Distraction of Devotions

By carol@carolensminger.com | August 12, 2013

Psalm 121: 1-2 I lift my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Vacationing in Northern Michigan this past week was filled with special family moments and created many memories.  We were on a clear blue spring fed lake surrounded…

Distraction of Dust

By carol@carolensminger.com | August 5, 2013

  Proverbs 19:21  Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.               Do you ever have those days where it seems like nothing gets done?  I am talking about the day that starts out with a plan of things to accomplish, a list of tasks to do,…

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