Backyard Pulpit

Backyard Pulpit

“Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.” (Psalm 16:1) The racket emanating from my backyard escalated, forcing me to abandon my task and discover what could possibly be creating such uproar. With the rumbling of thunder as backdrop, I peered through the light...
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...
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...
Helicopter Hymn

Helicopter Hymn

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. (Isaiah 26:3) I discovered growing up that if my father learned of someone with a particular need, he would stand beside that person, extend his hand, and discreetly tuck cash into...