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 […]

Where Is My Guest Room?

  On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”So he sent two of his disciples, telling them, “Go into the city, and a man […]

Love Never Fails

Love never fails.  –1 Corinthians 13:8a Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.              –1 John 4:8, 16 I feel this week’s blog post should come with a warning: The following post contains math.  So for those that hate math, you’ve been warned!  However, it’s very […]

Praising in Advance

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. –Romans 12:2 I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! He is […]

Greater is He

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.  –1 John 4:4 Remember the old Looney Toons episode where the two dogs, Spike and Chester, spend the whole episode trying to catch Sylvester the cat?  Initially Spike, the bulldog, is the hero and Chester, the […]

Dealing with Delays

For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false.  Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.  –Habakkuk 2:3 Living in a more metropolitan area, traffic delays can become a frustrating but common part of everyday life.  As a self-proclaimed “get-er-done girl” I like to get where […]

On the Path: Finding Your Purpose

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  –Ephesians 2:10 I was recently invited to speak at a local church on finding your purpose. My schedule prevented me from being able to accept the invitation; however, it did get me thinking about this […]