In The Living Room with Jesus

A Revolutionary Shift from an American Christian to Taking Jesus Seriously

I am experiencing a revolutionary work of God in my life these days. I feel a direct call to take Jesus more seriously than I ever have before. (reading "If Jesus was Serious" by Skye Jethani) I feel the culture we live needs to see the actual Jesus who showed us the way to live… Continue reading A Revolutionary Shift from an American Christian to Taking Jesus Seriously

Prophetic Dream Series

Following the Difficult Path Part 3: The Prescription

I hope that you have read both part 1 and part 2 and have had some time to bring the dream I have shared to the Holy Spirit. I also hope you have been able to discern if there is anything for you to learn. I know that not all of my dreams are for everyone. However, before I… Continue reading Following the Difficult Path Part 3: The Prescription

Prophetic Dream Series

Following the Difficult Path: Part 2-Symbols and Meanings

In this Prophetic Dream series, I am attempting to process the dreams I believe are communication that I am given from Jesus. In the first post, I describe the dream in parable/story form to provide the reader with a chance to start thinking if the story connects with them in any way. In part 2,… Continue reading Following the Difficult Path: Part 2-Symbols and Meanings

Prophetic Dream Series

Prophetic Dream Series: Following the Difficult Path: Part 1

I have felt for quite a while that it is time to take a difficult path, and honestly, it scares me to death. As a people pleaser who prefers to keep the peace, I have been giving in to my fear so much that I have resisted more than I have given in to God's… Continue reading Prophetic Dream Series: Following the Difficult Path: Part 1

In The Living Room with Jesus

Time to Learn New Tricks

In these, imposed on us, homebound days, we are all having to figure out new things; new ways to get our work done, new ways of getting along with those stuck with us, new ways to handle boredom. I have found it challenging, but the other two members of my household seem to really enjoy… Continue reading Time to Learn New Tricks

Becoming Home

The Safe Place We Long For

Today, I have one question for you. Do you feel safe? If you were to ask me that question a few years ago, I would have said, "yes, for the most part." Yes, because I live with a protective husband in a small community with a low crime rate. I have loving friends who I… Continue reading The Safe Place We Long For

The Poetry Corner

The Poem of Us

'Twas the start of 2019, and all through our houseNot an animal was stirring, not even a mouse;Our house was all quiet and cleaned daily with care,No need for a Swiffer to deal with dog hair; Every morning Colleen could stay snuggled in bed,No one waking her early with a need to be fed;With work… Continue reading The Poem of Us

In The Living Room with Jesus

Just Like Mike, Simply Begin Again.

They all sound alike. When we hear them, the memories get thick like the soup that this colder weather makes us crave. Those yellow school buses have started their daily routes down our streets with engines roaring and brakes squeaking. Though I don't have kids getting off and on them anymore, they still drive many… Continue reading Just Like Mike, Simply Begin Again.

In The Living Room with Jesus, The Entry of Prayer

An Answered Prayer: 50-Years in the Making.

I am about to be a pet-parent! The joy and anticipation are overwhelming me today. You see, I asked for this to come true approximately 50 years ago. Now, on Monday, July 1 my sweet puppy, Crowder (yes, named for our favorite singer David Crowder ) is coming to live with me. This hope, now… Continue reading An Answered Prayer: 50-Years in the Making.

Becoming Home

Becoming Home: Deep Cleaning

Mold, it is the last thing you want to find on the floor of your home. Yet is precisely what I found one morning as I walked down to do another load of laundry. We have had a wet spring, and our basement has been known to have water issues, but this year the wet… Continue reading Becoming Home: Deep Cleaning