Grace. I want to receive it when I’ve offended someone. I want to receive it from God, too. But oh, me! To offer it to someone who has offended me? Oh, it’s so hard! You too? Like today. I had an encounter with someone I only see once or twice a year. She has spoken… Read More Grace
One day A friend of mine and I entered a large, dark room, Wanting to cross to the other side. My friend had been there many times And knew the way to the light switch. I took her hand, And she led me through the darkness. We hit no obstacles Because my friend knew the… Read More He Holds My Hand
The sun shines every day. Sometimes the clouds come between us and the sun So we can no longer see it, But the sun is still shining! Sometimes cold winds blow and bring with them clouds full of Disagreeable and even dangerous precipitation, But the sun is still shining! Even as inches of snow fall… Read More Bask in the Sunshine of His Love
“Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up.” You are acquainted with all my ways (Psalm 139). And yet, when I consider the stars that You have made, I wonder, who am I that you would even think of me? (Psalm 8) There is… Read More Lord, You know me intimately; I want to know You more
When I was quite a bit younger than I am now, I hated work. Can any of you relate? I would much rather play or read a fiction book or just goof off. I remember my dad teaching me and my sisters to pull weeds in the raspberry patch. I strongly disliked the chore. He… Read More Work that makes God smile
I’ve been thinking about Rahab in the Bible. She was a prostitute, and she lied to save enemy spies lives, not to mention that she was committing treason against her own people in so doing. But she had heard of the great things that God had been doing for His people. Somehow the news had… Read More Who loves today’s Rahabs?
In all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is sometimes difficult to find time to sit still and be quiet, to think and ponder and be calm before the Lord. So, as we come to the end of the “old year” and to the beginning of the new year, let’s take a… Read More Thoughts for a Happy New Year