Jesus’ Joy

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross…” Hebrews 12:2 Have you ever played Scrabble (or any other word-type game), and been trying to make some simple word, when all of a sudden you looked down and realized that […]

Thankful

I am thankful for mornings that I wake up with an aching back. They remind me of all the other mornings that I don’t. I am thankful for days when the sky is dark and gloomy.  They remind me that it’s usually bright and sunny. I am thankful for days when my heart is filled […]

Dancing in the Dark

Like dandelion spores float in the summer breeze, she danced with an easy, effortless grace. As the music swelled and the people sang, her hair flowed in cascades around her weaving form, the smile on her face like sparkles of sunlight reflected in a stream… joy, unbridled, open, free. The auditorium was filled to capacity […]

Feeling Lucky?

Think about it… “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD” -Proverbs 16:33

It Will Surely Come

“For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end – it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.” -Habakkuk 2:3 What comfort in times of waiting! When all around us seems stagnant and dead, when the dream seems to have […]

Traitors and Tyrants

“Why do You idly look at traitors and remain silent when the wicked swallows up the man more righteous than he?” -Habakkuk 1:13b Judas was a traitor, used of God to fulfill His purposes (John 17:12). What of him? Consider the pagan conqueror Cyrus, “whose right hand I [the LORD] have grasped, to subdue nations […]

A Pink Coat’s Worth

How much is a pink coat worth? $7.99 on eBay? $94.99, also on eBay? My friend Ruth brought in this pink winter coat as a part of our last-minute coat drive for children in Moldova. We have only until Wednesday afternoon (November 10th) to collect coats, hats, pairs of boots and donations to send to […]

Psalm 41:1

“Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him.” -Psalm 41:1 All throughout Scripture we see things like this; promises made that those who do X will receive Y. What do do, then, with the fact that there are many who DO “X” but DON’T receive “Y”? […]