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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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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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Hide Out

Hide Out

Therefore let everyone who is godly offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found; surely in the rush of great waters they shall not reach him.” (Psalm 32:6) In our modern world, the rush of great...

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Withstood

Withstood

“And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying,...

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All This and More

All This and More

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight.” (Ephesians 1:7-8) In the...

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Shows Up

Shows Up

“For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.” (Psalm 107:9) You meet me in the ordinary, where cobwebs and dust collide and leftovers are the order of the day. In...

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Sea of Tiberias

Sea of Tiberias

“Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.” John 21:4 He came to them by the Sea of Tiberias when they had lost their way. Fishing was their...

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