What’s in Your Junk Drawer?

In almost every room of our house, there is a catch-all type of drawer which holds miscellaneous, stashed-away-for-some-reason objects. Most of the items in my “junk drawers” are small, fairly useless, and definitely neglected! From time to time, I’ll get the urge to dig through the assortment and attempt to discard what is unnecessary or unwanted. For some reason, I can never quite clean out the entire drawer—I always seem to hang onto a few things!

David’s request in Psalm 139:23, “Search me, O God and know my heart: try me and know my thoughts,” is a plea to rid oneself of the thoughtless clutter, the worthless waste of emotions and sentimental baggage. It’s an open invitation to stand transparently before a Holy God and request a deep, thorough examination of our innermost desires and motives.Too often we hold onto the wee remnants, forsaking to fully surrender our “stuff”, rejecting the full cleansing which is readily available.


Whether you came upon my blog deliberately….or accidentally….I hope that it will be an encouragement to you!  The truths of God’s Word have been a constant source of peace and stability in my life. Every post will focus on a theme near and dear to my heart….because it matters!

Thankful for Life

ImagePsalm 139: 14 “I will praise thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made…”

 How precious is life? This is a question that has repeatedly been on mind today. I know what triggered the thoughts……a mixture of good and bad news, regarding life. While one is joyfully celebrating a newborn’s much-anticipated arrival, the other is mourning the sudden loss of a dear, elderly grandparent. The next phone call or message we receive may send our hearts into despair or delight. Thank God today for each breath you take, and make sure to tell that loved one how much you appreciate and admire their presence in your life!