Joanne’s Blog

Hindsite 2020 Video Blog

As we have been sheltering in place, I have heard comments that range from “ I am struggling with home schooling, I need a break” to “ I am lonely and feeling isolated.” We can all agree that the pandemic has impacted each of in different ways. Many have lost their jobs and their sense […]

Time Out

We are just beginning to emerge from from a world wide “time out”. It is surreal to think that the pandemic caused many of us to shelter at home. Now we are beginning to reopen cities, jobs returning and a new normal is being set for us. But before we race off to the new […]

Faith and Deeds

What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food.  If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and fed,” but does nothing about his physical […]

Mothers Unite

Since Yesterday was Mother’s Day, I want to direct this post to mothers around the country and encourage all of you mothers out there who are discouraged, weary, guilt-ridden-stressed-filled, and simply worn out. Some of you may not be Moms yet or are spiritual Moms but the principle of seeking Jesus first is the same. […]

Bringing His Comforting Presence

Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones. Isaiah 49:13   Isaiah told the people that God would bring strength to the weary, increase the power of the weak, and bring streams in the desert. Although […]

Worry is Not Your Friend

  Good morning making space for God friends. Today we are going to look at the subject of worrying. Throughout the years my Mother told me that worrying is a sin. I always rolled my eyes until recently when I pondered what she meant by that. The Greek word for sin is amartia which means […]

Do Not Grow Weary

 Good morning Making Space for God community! This morning I want to encourage you and likewise myself not to grow weary. Most of our country has been practicing social distancing and some full on quarantine for a month now, and some are growing weary. We all want to get back to normal. The problem is […]

A Month of Sundays (Guest blog)

My mother used to say, “Never in a month of Sundays would I have imagined…” It was a way to express dismay. It was used to create a parallel.  As impossible as a month of Sundays was to imagine…. And, here we are living in a month of Sundays, old fashioned Sundays. There was a […]

Don’t Hit the Snooze Button

Hello making space for God friends. Here we are back to another Monday in our season of social distancing. Those who know me know I call it social isolation:) I have lost track of days or how long we have been in this pattern, but I am grateful to our leaders who have called a […]