The God Who Is For Us

The Word of God. It is a treasure without equal; the foundation of knowledge and wisdom ~ a lamp to our feet and light to our path.  It is living and active, speaking truth of our beginning, our purpose, our bent, our need, our hope and our future.  It is the revelation of life and […]

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Choosing Your Emoji

Expressing our feelings can be a challenge. We try, but often words fail to convey the depth of the heart. Think about it. How do you adequately express the joy of fulfillment or weight of disappointment; the happiness of love or sorrow of separation; the peace of contentment or frustration of injustice? There is a […]

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Friends I’ve Never Met

I collect books. My intent, of course, is to read them, but I have to admit that sometimes … well maybe a little more often than sometimes … many of them remain nestled in the bookcase with my good intentions. Stories await my time and one day, while dusting the covers, I came to terms […]

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The Antonym for Mockery

The opportunity for good or evil has always been with us and certainly finds fertile ground in the social media of our day.  Whether one is right or left, for or against a cause, the manner in which we express our point of view has pretty much taken a tailspin.  While claiming to stand for […]

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The Words of a Sigh

There is something about a familiar story that causes us to pass over details.  I discovered that recently while reading from the Gospel of Mark. Having read this Book numerous times, I was surprised that two words suddenly stood out, as though I was discovering them for the first time.  What were they?  “He sighed.”  […]

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Places in Time

I was in a melancholy mood to say the least.  Sitting in a box truck filled with belongings of a dear friend, the two-day journey provided plenty of time for thought. The cargo my late husband and I were hauling was on its way to a storage barn. After months of unemployment, our young friend […]

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One Such As I

What do you do when God’s incomprehensible love doesn’t match your understanding? How do you respond? Her name was Gomer. The Bible doesn’t tell us anything about her background ~ what her childhood was like, what her hopes were, what her heart longed for or what she encountered along the way to womanhood. Neither does […]

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When Love Grieves

Visitation was over. As families said their good-byes and waited in line for the locked steel doors to electronically release, one elderly African-American man broke the silence with soft words. “The hour goes fast, doesn’t it?” His eyes were kind, but sad. “It does.” I replied. I could sense he needed something more, so I […]

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Out of the Tombs

He was in a desperate place. He had no friends, no family to engage with him, and no love to comfort him.  It was a life of his making. Somewhere along the way he entertained things that God forbids and fell to the influence of evil.  Evil to such an extent that, on more than […]

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Soli Deo Gloria

Pride is a tricky thing. It motivates us to do our best work, practice good hygiene and find satisfaction in everyday accomplishments.  And that’s good. Putting forth the right effort in life and pursuing excellence is a virtue that not only benefits us individually, but serves the common good. Yet, in the fallen nature of mankind, […]

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