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…

Small Decisions

Do you ever feel a tension as if you’re wavering between two different instructions? Perhaps the law of the land conflicts with the law of the Lord. Or perhaps you’re wavering between two very Biblical commands. Romans 13:1 NASB “Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and…

Family Relations

Since getting married, it has become common for extended family to stay with us over holidays or for a week here or there. It’s also become just as common for us to go stay with family. At first this might have seemed a bit strange, but it has become “the norm.” In fact, it has…

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…

She Loved Much

A Pharisee had requested Jesus to dine with him. However, when Jesus arrived, He was not treated very well by the host! This would be like me stopping by your house when you knew I was coming. But instead of getting up to let me in, you simply unlocked the door and then returned to…

Dog Chase

1 Peter 5:8 NASB “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” Yesterday I went for what I thought would be a typical run on one of my normal running routes. When I heard a dog bark, I didn’t think much…