Are We There Yet?

It takes eleven days to go from Horeb to Kadesh Barnea by the Mount Seir road.  Deuteronomy 1:2 Every parent can relate to that ride from home to somewhere that received the inevitable, “Are we there yet?” from the backseat.  Maybe one time would have been acceptable, but for some reason, this question echoes for […]

Forever Following

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  Psalm 23:6 Today I returned to an old favorite — Psalm 23.  If you haven’t read it in a while, it is chock full of encouragement and hope.  A great book […]

Holy On A Rainy Day

Feelings are a tricky thing.  Navigating what is connected to the truth of your emotions and discerning those things connected to false beliefs is a practice that involves intercession from the Spirit that lives within me.  Engaging a dialogue with my Helper is critical in living through He who rests in His temple.  No, I’m […]

The Beauty Of The Cross

“Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth.  The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.”  Isaiah 65:17 “He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’”  Revelation 21:5 I serve a God that says, “Behold, I will make all things new!” This past […]

Rejection And Sorrows . . . He Understands

“He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.  He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.  Isaiah 53:3 I’d like to think it was a silent night on the night of our Savior’s birth, but I […]

In The Face Of Impossibility

“Jesus replied, ‘What is impossible with men is possible with God.’”  Luke 18:27 Certainly reading the scripture invokes the thoughts of the impossible becoming possible.  Story after story, from Noah to Jonah, from Adam to Moses, from Esther to Sarah, from David to the blind man.  But no story captivates the trust, the belief in […]

Broad Shoulders

As a part of my study yesterday I read a post from one of the blogs I follow from Scotty Smith out of Nashville, TN.  It was though this prayer was written for me.  I wanted to share it with all who read my blog in that you may learn too of the broad shoulders […]

In The Subtleties of Life

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”  Romans 12:12 Last night I was reminded, again, of God’s promise to me in hearing my prayers.   So much can happen throughout the day, month or year without a lick of time spent in reflection.  I am just as guilty of this as the next […]

Original Owner

“How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!”  Hebrews 9:14 I must confess something that may surprise the least of those that read this.  Last night I […]

One Thing Remains

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”  Hebrews 13:8 Today is less about me and more about a people that finds hope in leadership.  Regardless of your political preference the realization and level of dependence upon others has become strikingly apparent in our country.  It is without doubt that change is imminent, […]