thoughts by Gail Rodgers

Choosing Your Direction Today

Choosing Your Direction Today

This post was originally published on this site Every day we choose our direction. Even when there are tasks that don’t particularly fulfill us or agenda items we might not have put on our top ten list … still, we choose our direction. Remember that where we focus we follow. What we fill up with…

Tune My Heart

Tune My Heart

This post was originally published on this site Shelly knew she needed to have her piano tuned. Notes just sounded sour lately and her music was off key. It was simply not the pleasant sound it used to be. It reminded me of the words of an old hymn… “Tune my heart to sing Your…

Power in Prayer

Power in Prayer

This post was originally published on this site Life is busy. There is much to demand our focus. “If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.” John 15:7 Life is busy. There is much to demand our focus. Perhaps that’s why God…

Live as Children of Light

Live as Children of Light

This post was originally published on this site This winter, in a far North community, I experienced 24-hour darkness for the first time. A deep respect grew in my heart for the people who live there year-round and simply take it in stride. I received an e-mail from a friend there yesterday exclaiming, “The sun…

Confidence

Confidence

This post was originally published on this site The blow she felt seemed even beyond God’s help.  God has a promise for those who put their trust in Him.  Shelly wasn’t quite sure how to apply her faith in God right now. She knew God was in her life. But this was just too much….

Fear or Faith?

Fear or Faith?

This post was originally published on this site “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) Worry is really just another word for fear. When we worry about our kids, our relationships, our finances, or any number of…

Pursuing Peace in Relationships

Pursuing Peace in Relationships

This post was originally published on this site “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” Colossians 3:14 Relationship help is one of the hottest topics searched on the Internet. Relationships can be messy. Love isn’t always easy. It takes courage to love well. As always, the…