Silvery Words

As I’ve been reading through Proverbs, I’ve been trying a read-and-pause approach with each verse: read, then pause and consider the deeper meaning of each verse with the help of the Holy Spirit. After all, he inspired the human writers of Scripture with the exact words he wanted them to use. The tongue of the… Continue reading Silvery Words

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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

Nothing Between

We know that David was called a man after God’s own heart (I Samuel 13:14). If we desire that same designation, wouldn’t it be wise to study David’s thoughts and actions? Reading through the Psalms, I’ve noticed that David always poured out his honest, unrestrained emotions to the Lord. If David felt joyful, he lavishly… Continue reading Nothing Between

Modern-Day Psalms

In my continuing quest to read through the Bible chronologically, I’ve been happily absorbing the book of Psalms for the past couple of weeks. David often called the Lord his shepherd, rock, fortress, shield, defender, high tower, and the like. As David was a shepherd, warrior, and king himself, those metaphors make perfect sense. They… Continue reading Modern-Day Psalms

Who’s Guarding Your Word-Gate?

Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. – Psalm 141:3 That verse was pinned to my cubicle wall at my first job after graduating college. As a proofreader, I dealt with written words all day, but I also dealt with office gossip. I quickly realized that this verse needed… Continue reading Who’s Guarding Your Word-Gate?

Gatlinburg Photo Shoot

Our family went on a brief trip recently to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in the Smoky Mountains. Though it was a foggy, rainy day, we walked with our cameras around an old homestead, searching for photo opportunities. Here's a bit of what I observed. Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps: fire, and hail; snow, and… Continue reading Gatlinburg Photo Shoot

Memorize & Meditate: Psalm 46:10-11

Fall is a busy season in my family's life! There's a hurried feeling in the air along with the chill, as we work to complete certain home and garden projects before the cold weather sets in. That's why I cherish the time each morning during which I can be quiet and calm, inside and out,… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: Psalm 46:10-11

The Original Blogger

  I can see why many people blog. What a gift, to share with others their talents and unique experiences! But I, on the other hand, have always been a bit hesitant to share much about myself. Example: in college, I sat in front of a girl for an entire semester, and gradually, as everyone… Continue reading The Original Blogger