Encouraging Promises of God to Believers

I enjoy studying Scripture to discover how I can be more like Christ. But sometimes, I just need to soak up the goodness of God. I revel in his promises to believers – promises that, as God, he can always be trusted to fulfill. I appreciate that he included so many in Scripture, revealing his… Continue reading Encouraging Promises of God to Believers

Seeing “Wondrous Things”

Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. – Psalm 119:18 As a long-time Christian, I can unconsciously speed through Bible reading. Or, upon hearing a familiar account from Scripture during a sermon, I might think, “I’ve heard that story before.” But if David – the man after God's… Continue reading Seeing “Wondrous Things”

A Cozy Sunday “Making Do”

For the first time that I can remember, our family stayed at home for church services this morning, and no one was sick. We had no other pressing event to attend. Our church doors were closed, like those of many other churches in America. To my surprise, the day turned out to be rather cozy… Continue reading A Cozy Sunday “Making Do”

Back to School, and (Happily) Back to Reading Your Blogs

We began our home school year yesterday, and with that, I resumed some of my school year habits – including reading your blog posts. During the summer, I let go of a few of my favorite activities in hopes of knocking down the many tasks on my to-do list, mostly house cleaning/painting/crafting/renovation projects. Having accomplished… Continue reading Back to School, and (Happily) Back to Reading Your Blogs

Chalky Hands

All winter, my daughter, Shae, and I used gloves when we worked out, to shield our hands from the icy metal dumbbells and bars we used in our unheated garage. But with the arrival of the heat and humidity of summer, we had a different problem. Though we no longer needed gloves, we couldn’t maintain… Continue reading Chalky Hands

The Trust Lean

In my journey through the Bible, I’m now reading Proverbs. This old familiar friend of a verse was part of my Bible study several days ago: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. – Proverbs 3:5 The word lean implies a bending toward someone or something sturdy and trustworthy,… Continue reading The Trust Lean

The Best Listener

I do so appreciate a good listener, don’t you?   A good listener hears without interrupting. A good listener focuses on the speaker’s words, not the listener’s next words. A good listener considers his own words carefully before replying, particularly during a conflict. I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.… Continue reading The Best Listener

The Man Who Questioned God…and Received Encouraging Answers

I thought I knew the story of Moses well, from baby in a basket, to avenging prince, to desert shepherd, to leader of God's people on a very long, very circuitous wilderness trek. He is perhaps best remembered as the powerful, faithful, longsuffering leader of the Israelites, who certainly required an abundance of patience. But… Continue reading The Man Who Questioned God…and Received Encouraging Answers

He Is Just That Good

I love that old praise song, "God Is Good, All the Time." We certainly saw evidence of that in our lives this week, one of those situations in which God went above and beyond to provide in ways we could never have imagined. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the… Continue reading He Is Just That Good

Spring Cleaning, Soul Searching

Wax antique trunk. Sweep cobwebs off ceiling. Wash and bleach all white quilts. Those are just a few of the items on my spring cleaning list. Yes, I am writing about spring cleaning, and even I can't get excited about it! I wish I could, but I consider vacuuming the crumbs out of my kitchen… Continue reading Spring Cleaning, Soul Searching