There is Still a Vision

There is still a vision for the appointed time; it testifies to the end; it does not deceive. If it delays, wait for it; for it is surely coming; it will not be late. –Habbakuk 2:3 (CEB) A common tactic used by thieves who work in pairs or teams is distraction. Once inside the store […]

Great Expectations

Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes. –Psalm 112:6-8 It’s a brand new year, […]

Looking for God in 2020

Recently I’ve had the experience of unexpectedly finding the exact obscure item I was wishing for in an unexpected place. For example, I had been wishing for a macrame piece to hang in my living room, but didn’t want to spend a lot of money. One day in a thrift store, I turned around and […]

What is Your Testimony?

I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.  –Romans 1:11,12 Earlier this spring while working in my yard, I decided to tackle a large shrub that looked mostly dead. In fact, is was […]

Finding Wisdom in Crisis

I’m not always one to chime in on current events in this blog, but given the historic nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, I can’t help but share a few thoughts. In the past few weeks as the crisis grows and people try to adjust to this temporary new reality, I’ve noticed something coming from pastors […]

Sunrise, Sunset

The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever. –-Isaiah 40:8 Lord, what are human beings that you care for them, mere mortals that you think of them? They are like a breath; their days are like a fleeting shadow. –Psalm 144:3-5 I love sunsets and sunrises. The sky never […]

Who am I, really?

Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.]  –John 14:27, Amplified […]

Hungering for Truth

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. –Isaiah 55:8 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. –1 Corinthians 13:12 […]

Beneath the Surface

Picture: http://www.boredpanda.com/amazing-caves/ This amazing picture is of the Naica Mine in Mexico. Located 1000 feet below the earth’s surface, it contains some of the world’s largest crystals (Look closely; those orange spots are people!). The heat and humidity are so intense (up to 136°F and 99% humidity) it can be fatal.* Workers must don special suits […]