God’s Promises
No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached

No Strings AttachedHe called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this...

Beautiful, Hidden Ways

Beautiful, Hidden Ways

Beautiful, Hidden Ways For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 (ESV)  L ate spring two years ago, I belatedly began the seasonal chore of sweeping the...

Lush Pastures and Darkest Valleys

Lush Pastures and Darkest Valleys

Lush Pastures and Darkest Valleys The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He takes me to lush pastures, he leads me to refreshing water. He restores my strength. He leads me down the right paths for the sake of his reputation. Even when I must walk through the...

Our Very Present Help

Our Very Present Help

Our Very Present Help God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 We will be changing the clocks back again in a few weeks. The days are getting shorter and colder. The leaves are changing color. Soon the forecast may include the dreaded...

The Weapon of the Word

The Weapon of the Word

The Weapon of the Word For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 been...

Not Forgotten

Not Forgotten

Not Forgotten  For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.Psalm 95:3-4  ately, I’ve been angry. As someone who doesn’t experience that emotion often,...

The Wait

The Wait

The Wait …the heavens were opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from Heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.’"Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age… Luke 3:21b-23a...

One Person At A Time

One Person At A Time

One Person At A Time O LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; Nor do I involve myself in great matters, Or in things too difficult for me. Surely I have composed and quieted my soul; Like a weaned child rests against his mother, My soul is like a weaned...

Making Space

Making Space

Making Space Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you. 2 Timothy 1:14 he week before Christmas, friends invited us over for dinner. In an anticipated time of hurry and busyness, they chose to...

No More Goodbyes

No More Goodbyes

No More Goodbyes Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.  Ecclesiastes 3:11 t's a few days after...

More Than a Picture

More Than a Picture

More Than a Picture He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Isaiah 40:29 he other day, my eleven year old said, "You know what two things I wish were real? That people didn't die and we had superpowers." It kind of blew me away....

Fooled by an Impostor

Fooled by an Impostor

Fooled by an Impostor For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, for  each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. Luke 6:43-44 s a...