Month: July 2009


OUT FROM UNDER THE RADAR  They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind.  Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes.  John 9:13-14     Not only was it forbidden to heal on a Sabbath, … Continue reading OUT FROM UNDER THE RADAR

No Time For Coasting

NO TIME FOR COASTING   We must work the works of Him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work.  John 9:4   I begin every day praying the Lord’s prayer; first in English, then in Hebrew.  I … Continue reading No Time For Coasting


ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, nor his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him."  John 9:4     I don't know if the blind man heard this conversation or not.  I … Continue reading ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD


STUDY IT OR FEEL IT! And as He passed by, He saw a man blind from his birth.  And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born bind?"        Engaging my heart rather than my head … Continue reading STUDY IT OR FEEL IT?


WHO THE TRUTH SERVES “It is my Father who glorifies me, he of whom you say, ‘He is our God’, though you do not know him.  But I know him.  If I would say that I do not know Him, I would be a liar … Continue reading WHO THE TRUTH SERVES


WHAT ONE SAYS WHEN THREATENED   The Jews answered him, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon ?”  John 8:48   Human nature, inherited from Adam, causes any of us to run from the truth.  When we … Continue reading WHAT ONE SAYS WHEN THREATENED

Reflections:The Signet Ring Allegory

Thy righteousness is like the mountains of God; Thy judgments are like a great deep.  Psalm 36:6 The children of men take refuge in the shadow of Thy wings. They drink their fill of the abundance of Thy house; And Thou dost give them to drink of the … Continue reading Reflections:The Signet Ring Allegory

Reflections/The Impossible Puzzle Allegory

“Is this not what I choose?  To loosen the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and break every yoke?”  Isaiah 58: 6 Areas of your life, even as a daughter of promise, can be … Continue reading Reflections/The Impossible Puzzle Allegory

The Signet Ring

Standing in the mountain of ashes that represented what was left of her life’s work, it appeared to the woman as if it amounted to nothing.  She was deeply fatigued and cynical.  Disappointed with her Father who stood nearby, she cried,  “Who ARE you that … Continue reading The Signet Ring

The Black Puzzle

The spotlight is bright and invasive.  It intrudes without invitation on the poor child who labors beneath its heat.  She wipes her brow in fatigue, conscious of the audience who watches her superhuman effort.  She is used to the pressure.  She is a child resigned … Continue reading The Black Puzzle