For it is you who light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness. ~Psalms 18:28 Is the dark getting darker? Is your world out of control? That’s good news! That means the light is getting brighter. Did you know, Beloved, that the darkness serves the light? It is not the other way around. When the darkness … Continue reading Excerpt 4
For He Himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace. ~Ephesians 2:14-15 The world you live in doesn’t make sense, Dear … Continue reading Excerpt 3
And He said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” ~Exodus 33:14 Dear One, I don’t think you know your own strength. The daily burden takes up so much of your life you cannot look up long enough to recognize the power you have. Your feet trudge along, step by step. If … Continue reading Excerpt 2
For whoever has despised the day of small things shall rejoice, and shall see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. These seven are the eyes of the Lord, which range through the whole earth. ~Zachariah 4:10 Go back, just for a moment, and remember. There have been days when you thought you would not survive. You … Continue reading Excerpt 1
Gunnin, Michelle. Words to the Weary. MG Publications, 2020.Photo by Mike Hunter I have some really big news! My new book, Words to the Weary, is now available on Amazon! For years, many of you have been asking, insisting and begging me to put out a devotional book. I finally did it! Published just in … Continue reading Big Big News!
Not everyone has warm and fuzzy holidays. During this time of the year, many people struggle. This year the struggle has the added pressure of a pandemic, a volatile election, social unrest, and all the other difficulties which arrived with 2020. Suffering in isolation is rampant. Check on your people. Bit by bit, I have … Continue reading Bit by Bit
Sometimes grief comes galloping into the heart like a battering ram at the front door, forcing its way inside. Other times grief sneaks in the back door, like a thief, and makes its way to the table. On big days, such as Thanksgiving, the heart knows to guard the front door. All the memories come … Continue reading Cranberry Sauce
I have always loved decorating early for Christmas. If my family would let me, I would start in October. Not that I don’t love Thanksgiving, not that I want to rush past it, but there is something about the Christmas season that just makes me happy. My heart is lighter; my step is peppier. I … Continue reading Tis the Season
I am sooo full! These words are common this time of year, expected even. Families sit around tables laden with food, the traditional dishes of generations are laid out before us. If their recipes don the table, somehow our grandmothers are there, too. The more matriarchs die, the bigger the feast. Honestly, my foremothers would … Continue reading I Am Soooo Full!
It’s been awhile since I gave you all an update on life. I have gotten two new jobs! One is a clerk in the guidance office at Chestatee Academy in Gainesville. It is a morning job which fits perfectly with my tutoring schedule. I answer phones, handle files and generally do whatever they need me … Continue reading The Latest