A Dwelling for His Name

And rejoice before the Lord your God at the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name—you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, the Levites in your towns, and the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows living among you. -–Deuteronomy 16:11  I recently began the process of purchasing a home. If you’ve ever been through that […]

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 […]

Hide-and-Seek

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”  –Genesis 3:8,9   If you have a dog or cat, you probably have, […]

Watching the Radar

From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth–he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.   –Psalm 33:13,14 www.intellicast.com One of my favorite apps on my smartphone is my radar app. Why I feel the need to compulsively check it every time I […]

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 […]

When to Get Out of the Boat

Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”  “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come […]

Springing Forth

Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them. –Isaiah 42:9 Given the brutal winter most of the U.S. has experienced this season, it has been a most welcome sight to see tiny leaves budding on some of the trees around […]