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Love Lived Out

Love Lived Out

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices...

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Uncommon Touch

Uncommon Touch

“The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.” (Psalm 145:9) Black clouds in military formation marched across the horizon like an army of soldiers with a load of rain. Palm...

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Inside Look

Inside Look

“For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7) The Lord sees. Inside! Our outward appearance means nothing to him. God is not...

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Beginning

Beginning

“But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple, in the fear of you.” (Psalm 5:7) As the year flutters open its eyelids, I step into...

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With Us

With Us

“And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you.” (Luke 1:28) No angel in sight right now bringing us that startling announcement he brought to Mary. No light filling our...

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Attached

Attached

“The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint and to him who has no might he...

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Arms Enough

Arms Enough

“You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 2:1 “Strengthened” by your grace is a wonderful place to start the morning. Your father’s heart sees me precisely...

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Birth Days

Birth Days

“Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.” (1 Timothy 1:2) Gracie was turning nine, and grinned wide-eyed with wonder at the prospect of her party. I jumped into the excited...

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Seasonal

Seasonal

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1) Today the morning skies are a shadowy gray announcement that rainfall has been invited to the podium. Tiled...

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Outlandish

Outlandish

“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans 5:5 Gifts deliver delight. A fragrant bunch of peonies...

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Just a Minute

Just a Minute

 “I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.” (Psalm 40:1) Waiting patiently for the Lord means we don’t try to cajole an answer out of him or force our wants and wishes on...

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World Wind

World Wind

“Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” (Mark 5:19) If for a moment I conclude that God is far removed from my world, I need only skim...

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