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Destiny With God July 19, 2008

Posted by Michelle Knoll in Devotionals.
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I was going to have breakfast with a friend of mine this morning.  I look forward to these times, when the two of us can both get away from family and responsibilities, and just go have some “woman to woman” time.  It’s always good to have this kind of time, for relating and for sharing hearts and for talking about things that our husbands and kids aren’t usually interested in hearing about.

About 15 minutes before I was supposed to leave the house, my friend called to cancel.  I was disappointed, yes, but God had other plans. (more…)

And All I Can Do… July 18, 2008

Posted by Michelle Knoll in Devotionals, Prayers.
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Father, I have two friends…

And neither friend can see that he has built up a wall around his heart.  Neither can see that he is refusing to let the other friend in.  Neither is willing to talk about the past, to deal with past hurts, to get past… the past.  And so they continue on with their individual lives, and act like everything is fine.  But I know things aren’t fine.  I know that they need to deal with this!  But I can’t say anything.  I’ve already tried.  They won’t listen.

So, all I can do… is pray.

Father, I know someone…

Who is hurting, so hurting, deep down inside.  And it shows in everything she says.  Her voice is filled with bitterness and anger and resentment so thick.  And yet she says she doesn’t want anything to do with religion, or anything to do with a god that she’s not sure even really exists.  After all, if God really did exist, then why would He ask her to go through the horrible stuff she’s had to go through? (more…)

So what is a good Samaritan? July 16, 2008

Posted by Michelle Knoll in Devotionals, Holidays.
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Our july 4th weekend was a good one, indeed.  We took our usual annual trek to North Carolina, and experienced the fun and magic of a place we’ve known for the past 17 years.  The next morning, on the 5th, we took our time driving through some familiar territory and had some great family time before finally heading back home. 

It was late, around 8:30 PM, when we finally finished dinner and got on the interstate.  I knew we would be getting home late since the drive was going to be 5 hours (or more if you included stops for gas or bathroom breaks).  Little did I know what lay ahead. (more…)