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”

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”