God Owns it All

Psalm 50:10 “For every beast of the forest is Mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.” Our church recently did a series on how God owns everything. While that sermon series was mainly financial, I have been thinking about the concept in more broad terms too. Think about the concept of God owning not only all…

Poison Ivy, My Close Friend

It happened a few days after he had trimmed a bunch of bushes by our road. He broke out in one spot on his arm. Before we knew it, he’d broken out on the other arm, then on both legs. He had boils so bad that he had to call off work because he couldn’t…

Worth the Risk?

  Mother Theresa is said to have been one of the first to touch lepers. She saw them as worth the risk. Mother Theresa also is said to have gone through shipments of shoes donated for the orphans. She would take the worst pair of shoes donated for herself and give the rest to the…

Attentive to their Cries

No one ever had to notify me that my daughter was crying. I always knew the moment her first little whimper started. However, when she was a baby, sometimes I would not always run to her at the first cry I heard. Instead, we would watch the clock, listen intently, and decide if she actually…

All Creation

Have you ever been awed by God’s creation? Do you take time to consider all that He has and is currently creating? I had a day recently when I was stuck at home without a vehicle and no place to go. With no real reason to change out of my pajamas, I didn’t. Then with…

Wisdom is Better

  Sometimes I’ll pass a big house and be super overwhelmed and impressed at either it’s size, fanciness, or some other aspect. Occasionally though, I’ll see a house so massive that it makes even big houses seem small in comparison. Most of the time I see these mansions on earth, I think about our heavenly…

Benaiah

    I don’t know about you, but spiders freak me out! I can kill them, but not without screaming! I pray often that the Lord will let me see the spiders before they see me…and eat me alive! Yes, this may sound like a silly fear, but let’s admit it, we all have them….

Servant-like

  I once heard Dr. Tony Evans say that you can tell how servant-like you are when you get treated like a servant. I don’t know about you, but I certainly do not like being treated like a servant! I’m one of those few people that really enjoyed working in catering. I loved the organization,…

Bible Prophecy

Do you get overwhelmed by some of the Bible’s Old Testament prophecies? I confess, it can be quite confusing and definitely, overwhelming! Thank God for good teachers and scholars who have gone before us to study and explain the Scriptures so we understand. I hear my Bible study teacher spends something like 20 hours a…

Readiness

  Sometimes I hear people say, “I’m SO not ready for kids.” Or they’ll say, “if you wait to have kids until you’re ready, you’ll never have them.” Whatever the version of that, it always has to do with our readiness. But that’s completely the wrong focus. People worry about getting to the place where…