Categories

Wisdom

Speak

Speak

“Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.” (John 4:26) Jesus, you grab our attention and startle us as the one speaking directly to us in the midst of an ordinary day. You are the “I am he”...

read more
Replicate

Replicate

“O you who hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come.” (Psalm 65:2)           Prayer isn’t always easy! At times we come up short and a sense of inadequacy takes center stage as we try to express our...

read more
Body Work

Body Work

"Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.”           (I Corinthians 12:27) Runners sprinting down the track toward the finish line, weightlifters hoisting...

read more
Attention

Attention

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” (James 1:17)             Old trees fascinate. After...

read more
Immersed

Immersed

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” (Romans 15:13) Hope surges through Scripture in the way sparkling river...

read more
Blind Belief

Blind Belief

“And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, “Have mercy on us, Son of David.” (Matthew 9:27) They desperately needed his help and, despite their obvious limitations,...

read more
Unheard Of

Unheard Of

“He answered and said, ‘But I see four men unbound, walking in the midst of the fire, and they are not hurt; and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods.” (Daniel 3:25) It is a small...

read more
Christmastime

Christmastime

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly." (Colossians 3:16) Our six-month grandson Joshua came over recently while his mom ran some errands. Kimberly left instructions for his next feeding and an...

read more
Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

“You have said, ‘Seek my face.’ My heart says to you, ‘Your face, LORD, do I seek.’”  (Psalm 27:8) They hid among the trees of the garden, the perfect garden he created for them to enjoy. After...

read more
Beautiful Applause

Beautiful Applause

“She has done a beautiful thing to me.” (Mark 14:6) Their names are not even mentioned, and yet the Lord bestowed the highest praise on three women who demonstrated courage in difficult circumstances....

read more
Loves Me Loves Me Not

Loves Me Loves Me Not

“He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief, and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” (Isaiah 53:3) Lashes from one who...

read more
Step Ahead

Step Ahead

“You shall walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may go well with you…” (Deuteronomy 5:33) Babies do a lot of sleeping. (When we desperately need...

read more