Near

“We thank you, O God! We give thanks because you are near. People everywhere tell of your wonderful deeds.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭75:1‬ ‭ It’s dark. My eyes are struggling to make sense of my surroundings. I feel like I can’t tell where my feet are. It’s disorienting. I reach for my phone. “You don’t need your flashlight,”Continue reading “Near”

You Need to Stick Your Toes in the Grass

“Commit yourself to instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭23:12‬ ‭ “…and I need to get things labelled, and figure out a new math program, and get calendars and booklets and materials printed when the photocopier isn’t working, and I need to – “ He just looked at me. “Go outside.” I stopped. “IContinue reading “You Need to Stick Your Toes in the Grass”

A Bit of Perspective

““Lord,” they said, “we want to see!””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭20:33‬ ‭ “Is this the island? Or is that the shore?” “That’s the island. That’s shore.” Hubby’s finger pointed in the opposite direction to my query. I can’t see a break in the shore anywhere. I don’t think we can get through here. This is going to beContinue reading “A Bit of Perspective”

Crushing It

“In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18:29‬ ‭ If you tuned in today for some advice in the area of military techniques, you are going to be sorely disappointed. No military prowess here. And that’s a good thing!! I’m not a bad shot with aContinue reading “Crushing It”

Fear Factor

“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭46:1-2‬ ‭ Ugh. My apologies to all you snake lovers out there, but double ugh. I just hate them. I mean, think about it. Scales. ForkedContinue reading “Fear Factor”

Spiritual Fences

“You set the boundaries of the earth, and you made both summer and winter.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭74:17‬ ‭ Fence building is a serious business. Billions of dollars are spent annually to keep pets in, and salesmen out. Fair enough. Fences are designed to keep the wanted stuff in and unwanted stuff out. But a really good fenceContinue reading “Spiritual Fences”

Biking Blind

“But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here! ””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭ Pitch black. I didn’t know pitch black could be like that – so dark, the darkness almost grabbed you with oily fingers. I couldn’t find my bearings. My balance felt off. I tried to continueContinue reading “Biking Blind”

Fear Factor

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭ ‘I’m all alone.’ Not so, my Beautiful One. I Am here. ‘But I feel so inadequate. So vulnerable.’ I AmContinue reading “Fear Factor”

Perfect Peace

““I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”‭‭John‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭ Peace. I looked it up this morning. It means ‘tranquil, freedom from disturbance’. Doesn’t that sound lovely??? Calm. Quiet. Still. So opposite to theContinue reading “Perfect Peace”