Enter the Killjoy

“After the wise men were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up! Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother,” the angel said. “Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭ A drawnContinue reading “Enter the Killjoy”

Light That Leads to Life

“Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.””‭‭John‬ ‭8:12‬ ‭ Incredible, what you can see with proper lighting. Like – where you are on the highway,Continue reading “Light That Leads to Life”

Light Eaters

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”‭‭John‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭ “Everyone hold onto the rail please. I’m going to turn off the lights. You’ve never seen darkness like this in your life – it’s important that you be grounded and safe while the lights are off. Ready?” And – yep.Continue reading “Light Eaters”

Visibility Issues

“For you are the fountain of life, the light by which we see.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭36:9‬ ‭ It’s a wild one. The snow is not falling – it is being driven. A wild thing, it moans around the corners of the house, begging to come in and find rest from the incessant and blustery wind. This onContinue reading “Visibility Issues”

When the Storm Blows In

“When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10:25‬ ‭ I can hear it. The wind, I mean. It’s starting to pick up already. By the time you are reading this, the snow will be swirling, creating what we euphemistically call ‘winter driving conditions’. Quote-unquote.Continue reading “When the Storm Blows In”

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

“Suddenly, a man with leprosy approached him and knelt before him. “Lord,” the man said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭8:2‬ ‭ “Do you want to go?” Wrong question. He should have asked, “Are you willing to go?” Because the two are very different. The first asks ifContinue reading “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way”

Seen

“For the Lord sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭5:21‬ ‭ I was seen today. Really seen. (In a good way. Read on. I mean it.) I was choosing the writing samples I wanted to use to highlight great writing today at the end of our wee writing class. IContinue reading “Seen”

Seen

“For the Lord sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭5:21‬ ‭ I was seen today. Really seen. (In a good way. Read on. I mean it.) I was choosing the writing samples I wanted to use to highlight great writing today at the end of our wee writing class. IContinue reading “Seen”

The Recognition Factor

“After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice.  They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t know his voice.” John 10:4,5 It’s distinctive. “Hear that?” I did. I did, indeed. I knew I’d heard it before, too, butContinue reading “The Recognition Factor”

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”