Author Archives: desireet

Come As You Are, Leave Changed

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I love the scriptures about Zaccheus! I still have the song we used to sing about him, floating around in my head. I hear his name and the words come back to me like yesterday. He entered Jericho and was passing through. And there was a man called by the name of Zaccheus; he was…

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Remembering Where We Came From

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I had to run to Walmart for some home goods this morning. This is a familiar place. Over 25 years ago this store opened up. I was looking for a job that paid more than what I was making in the fast food joint. The ad showing off the brand new Walmart store coming to…

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Loving the Sinner, and Hating the Sin.

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One of my husband’s famous quotes is, “We are people of extremes.” If we really think about it, this is true. I think back to when I was younger. I trusted everyone. When the trust was broken, then I trusted no one, and it has taken me years to find my way to the middle,…

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What If…?

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I have been slowly reading through the book of Matthew for the past month. The bible is an amazing gift. Every time I explore it, Jesus becomes more alive to me and I understand more about the passionate heart of my Heavenly Father. Mary came to Joseph and told him she was pregnant. Obviously, this…

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Whatever It Takes

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Living with my hearing loss has been a challenge. There are always obstacles and hurdles to walk through. If I want to make progress, I have to be willing to do the work. With my cochlear implants, I go to hearing therapy. Between the travel time and the hour I am there, it is about…

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Where Is Your Hope?

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My heart has been saddened to hear about another precious life, surrendering to hopelessness. As I live my days on this earth, I become more aware of the despair that lingers around, like a dark cloud on a stormy day. It is somber and dreary, and pulls you into a place within that is oppressive…

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Stones Of Remembrance

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It was a hard day. I needed to get out of the house. I love going to consignment shops and it always does my heart good to walk around and look for that diamond in the dust. This particular day I found this framed piece. It is not a fancy piece of art but the…

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Cultivating The Beautiful Heart

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I remember when I was growing up, there were these weeds and plants that would continually grow up in the yard, every year. They were a huge nuisance. Not just because they would grow up every year but also because I would be the one going out to help my dad cut these things. I…

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The Importance Of Staying Rooted

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This week I was preparing to meet some special young ladies. As I was in God’s Word that morning I ended up in Psalms. “How blessed is the man who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way of sinners, take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose…

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