Posted by JanisKay on March 7, 2011
Proverbs 4:6-9 “Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you. She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor.”
Posted by JanisKay on March 3, 2011
I have been learning the same lesson over and over the last few months, so I thought I would share it. It’s so simple, but I need to visit it again and again.
Posted by JanisKay on December 18, 2010
One of the most treasured blessings in life is a true friend. I have this blessing in a friendship of about 30 years (so far) with Valerie Sjodin. We have been through all seasons of life together, raised our kids across the street from one another, and prayed with each other through the deepest wounds. We have been set aside from one another for periods of time, but we always start where we left off.
Posted by JanisKay on December 13, 2010
This Thanksgiving my daughter wrote each family member’s name at the top of a blank sheet of paper and placed the papers on the table before dinner. She also had a sheet of paper entitled, “Jesus.” During the meal preparations we individually made our way over to the papers and wrote on each one what we were thankful for about each person. We wrote the same on the paper for Jesus. For our prayer, we read what was written on the sheet to Jesus. During our dinner, each of us had a turn reading to one other person all the thankful comments written. It seemed so appropriate to lift up each other and to lift up the name of our Lord with personal thanksgiving together.
Posted by JanisKay on November 13, 2010
PERSONAL NOTE: I made it! I’m here the Midwest and getting acclimated. I have “put first things first” and spent time in setting up my room in my son-in-law’s and daughter’s lovely home (which included days of trying to get my own internet connection configured, without success). Most important has been the time of helping alongside my daughter and her husband, giving the new “big sister” all the attention she needed, and helping to keep the home running smoothly. I’ve had the privilege of building a wonderful relationship with my almost-2-year-old granddaughter, snuggling newborn baby cheeks, praying with my children, and worshiping our Lord together.
Posted by JanisKay on September 10, 2010
Most of us know the familiar story of Peter walking on the water toward Jesus, at His command, “come.” And we know that when Peter took His eyes off the Lord, he began to sink and needed rescuing.
Posted by JanisKay on September 8, 2010
In the last post, I told you about my upcoming move and how I am continuing to push forward in following God, even when the project at times seem overwhelming and some changes ahead are unknown.
Posted by JanisKay on September 4, 2010
I have a huge change coming into my life, which gives me the opportunity to put into practice everything God has been teaching me. Have you noticed that He never lets us stagnate? He keeps changing us…from glory to glory.
Posted by JanisKay on August 22, 2010
A motto. It’s something to live by. Something to keep your thinking on track. Something to encourage you to keep on keeping on. I have a motto that I often quote when life circumstances just don’t seem to add up. It’s for when I’m perplexed and I need to nudge my faith. My daughter suggested I share my motto with you in a blog post. So here goes:
Posted by JanisKay on August 15, 2010
Recently I decided to try my hand at memorizing a sizeable passage of scripture. I did most of my scripture memorization when I was a child in Sunday school. I was wondering if now with my older mind it would be “too hard.” (Of course, wouldn’t the Lord be able to help with such a task?!)