Intimidation

Intimidation

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5–6) As a little girl I presumed that nothing intimidated my dad. He was six feet tall and oversaw...
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 the Creator of the universe. It means we do not act like unruly...
Flawless

Flawless

“Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me!” (I Samuel 25:32) How would you respond if an army was charging toward your home to destroy everyone you held dear? What would you do if in a single moment of time your family would no longer...
Assignment

Assignment

“Let those who fear the Lord say, ‘His steadfast love endures forever.’ Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear.” (Psalm 118:4-6) Walking home from school with me, our 8-year-old grandson...
Wooden Stakes

Wooden Stakes

“God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places.” (Habakkuk 3:19) I ran headlong into old friends this week –  caught sight of them when I wasn’t even looking or aware of how much I needed their familiar...