Not long ago I was chosen to sing the tenor voice in a duet to be performed with the choir at our church. My duet partner and I practiced our parts separately, each with our own CD, for weeks before we arranged to practice together. On the evening that we met to practice, we decided… Read More The Lord is my “Chauffeur”?
It’s spring! And I’m glad. But suddenly there is so much to do! My husband and I tilled the garden, which, my muscles kicked back the next day, so I didn’t get it planted. Then it began to rain. And rain. And rain. Our region has been hit with flooding. And we personally had three… Read More When Life Overwhelms You
I’ve started the new year doing a Bible reading plan by Lisa Appelo, #100dayswithChrist. The following are thoughts that came out of the first couple of days of reading. Who is that out in the hot, dry, rocky wilderness alone? Is that Jesus? He looks like he’s all alone. But He’s not really. He has… Read More Lessons from the Wilderness
I was just thinking about my time serving God on the continent of Africa. It’s not that there were no trials there, nor that there was no spiritual warfare to engage in. But looking back, I have an overall memory of God surrounding us with His favor and protection. As a matter of fact, it… Read More Please Pray for Me
“Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name! Who redeems your life from the pit and corruption, Who beautifies, dignifies, and crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercy.” Psalm 103:1,4 (AMPC) O LORD, You beautify my life with Your covenant love and Your… Read More Psalm of Ruth when the evil one spoke lies over her through the mouth of others
I am weak. A lot of people view me as strong, but the strength they actually see in me is God’s strength. Me? On my own, I am weak. Sometimes I forget that, but then the Lord reminds me by allowing some trial like the one I mentioned in my last post, Saul vs. David… Read More Beneficial Weakness – Where my Strength Begins
When I go to all the trouble to write down what’s on my heart, it can sometimes be disappointing to find that very few people take the time to read what I’ve written. I know people are busy; I’m busy too. We have to choose how we are going to spend our time, and sometimes… Read More God’s “Blog”
In the past, I’ve often considered going the extra mile to be less than it really should be. I’ve often thought of it as just doing extra to please someone, or possibly doing extra to be a good example or a good witness to someone who needs to see Christ in me. I’m not saying… Read More The Extra Mile