The Accelerated Program

“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 bought myself a new toy. A heat mat. Not a heating pad. A heat mat. It provides steady gentle heatContinue reading “The Accelerated Program”

Not Finished Yet

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.”‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭ Ding-dilly-ding-bling-a-blingy-blingy-ding! Or some such. (Cue dryer cycle grand finale ring tone.) So of course I expected dry clothes. Nope. Not even close. Odd. I checked the clock. More oddities. It was only maybe 15 minutes sinceContinue reading “Not Finished Yet”

In Perfect Peace

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬ ‭ I knew it when I stepped out of the door this morning. I knew it when I backed out of the garage. I really knew it when I did a few whoop-di-loops in the yardContinue reading “In Perfect Peace”

The Things We Cannot See

“So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:18‬ ‭ This is a lovely spot in spring – it faces south,Continue reading “The Things We Cannot See”

A Bumpy Ride

““My complaint today is still a bitter one, and I try hard not to groan aloud.”‭‭Job‬ ‭23:2‬ I’m pretty sure my head hit the ceiling. Which is quite a feat while wearing a seatbelt, all things considered. I didn’t think I’d taken the railway crossing at a dangerous speed, but there were extenuating circumstances. TheContinue reading “A Bumpy Ride”

Sacred Garments

“Make sacred garments for Aaron that are glorious and beautiful.”‭‭Exodus‬ ‭28:2‬ ‭ See my Virginia creeper? She’s dressed for a party! She sure is pretty today. I stopped to admire her. And then, it hit me. For hours, she was battered and blasted by blizzard winds. I experienced but a part of what that entailed,Continue reading “Sacred Garments”

When You’re In Deep

“Don’t hide from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in deep trouble!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭69:17‬ ‭ We’re in deep. Snow, that is. A blizzard which blew in yesterday brought lots of drama – highways closed, schools moved to online learning, events canceled, folks stranded. We were literally trapped in our yard. And I knew rightContinue reading “When You’re In Deep”

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”