The Great I Spy

“Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!”‭‭Psalm‬ ‭34:3‬ ‭ Who doesn’t love a magnifying glass? I mean, they’re fun, right? They make you feel like Sherlock Holmes looking for clues. They help you see things better by bringing them in closer. Indeed, they make things look bigger. They makeContinue reading “The Great I Spy”

I, Ambassador

“And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭ Ambassador. It’s a bit of a foreign concept. (Pardon the pun.) For most of us, the closest we get to ambassadors is an assassination plot in a movie. Our first-handContinue reading “I, Ambassador”

An Excellent Adventure

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ Whoever shot this arrow had excellent aim, wouldn’t you say? That’s one way to illustrate the wordContinue reading “An Excellent Adventure”

Let Me Count the Ways

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ Admirable. As in, something to admire. Something worth looking at. Something that has earned our respect, likeContinue reading “Let Me Count the Ways”

Bibbity Bobbity Boo

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ Isn’t this little sweet? I think she’s lovely. So are flowers, mountain hikes, romantic gestures, friendship. PayContinue reading “Bibbity Bobbity Boo”

Are You Right in the Head?

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ Third on the thinking list is right. Right. Reminds me of marking tests. Let’s say for theContinue reading “Are You Right in the Head?”

True

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ True. You know. As opposed to untrue. I don’t know about you, but my thoughts can –Continue reading “True”

It’s Crunch Time

“But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭53:5‬ ‭ Hear that? It’s the sound of cold. Snow behaves differently when it is this cold. It sounds different. It – crunches. Snap, crackle, pop. Hubby andContinue reading “It’s Crunch Time”

Craving Connection

“The poor will eat and be satisfied. All who seek the Lord will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭22:26‬ ‭ “Do you love me?” *pained expression* Strong hands, stained with eloquent evidence of the oil change currently in progress, pause momentarily. “Yes, I love you.” Blue eyes seek mine, intent, thenContinue reading “Craving Connection”

Nothing Says Love Like a Dog Collar

“Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.”‭‭1 John‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭ You may have thought this item was a bib, or a piece of chunky jewelry. You’d be wrong. It’s a dog collar. “You can wear it, Mrs. Lowes. But not until you writeContinue reading “Nothing Says Love Like a Dog Collar”