Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick

“O my Strength, I will watch for you, for you, O God, are my fortress. My God in his steadfast love will meet me…” (Psalm 59:9-10) My friend Laurie looked like a fashionable Chico’s model with her cropped silver hair and large, tranquil eyes. The winter had been a...
Constant

Constant

“For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.” (Philippians 1:29) No one wants to struggle, to hurdle...
Through Us

Through Us

“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.”  (2 Corinthians 2:14) I was very young when I heard the mango tree story. I’ve never forgotten it. I don’t...
Giving Out

Giving Out

“And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and her household ate for many days. The jar of flour was not spent, neither did the jug of oil become empty according to the Word of the LORD that he spoke by Elijah.” (1 Kings 17:15-16) The widow had meager resources,...
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 a few pages of the Gospels to gather an altogether different...