thoughts by Karen Woodard

Sleepless Nights

Sleepless Nights

For a few years now, I have been learning to deal with sleeplessness at night.  “Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy…

Wait on God

Wait on God

Aren’t you glad that when we call out to God, we know that he will answer? He DOES care! “Lord, I wait for you; you will answer, Lord my God.”  Psalm 38:15 I recently had the opportunity to experience “extreme waiting.” For anyone who has had to phone a 1-800 number, perhaps you will identify…

A Reason for Tears

A Reason for Tears

“Why do we cry?  Tears are therapeutic. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning!  “I am worn out from my groaning. All night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears:” Psalm 6:6 Why do we cry? My new granddaughter usually cries because of hunger,…

Hardship

Hardship

Share “They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said. Acts 14:21-22 The hiking boots were brand new, a gift from several girlfriends…