Month: August 2013

How I Am Defined

HOW I AM DEFINED No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.  Genesis 17:5             Anyone who names me has a position of authority over me.  My … Continue reading How I Am Defined

Am I Too Old?

AM I TOO OLD? When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty;walk before me, and be blameless, that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.” Genesis 17:1-2 … Continue reading Am I Too Old?


HEAT DAMAGED I have become like wineskin in the smoke, yet I have not forgotten your statutes.  Psalm 119:83 A wineskin is a ancient bottle made of leather.  If it got too near someone’s campfire for too long a period, it would dry out, crack, … Continue reading HEAT DAMAGED


WHAT CONSTITUTES AFFINITY? I am a companion of all who fear you, of those who keep your precepts.  Psalm 119:63     When the Spirit of God is mighty in a stranger, and I see His Spirit in them, I can honestly say that I love them.  Spirit … Continue reading WHAT CONSTITUTES AFFINITY

Reviving My Hope

REVIVING MY HOPE So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.”  Genesis 16:13          Jesus revealed His true identity to the Samaritan … Continue reading Reviving My Hope

The Story Of Inside Out

THE STORY OF INSIDE OUT She has not acknowledged that I was the one who gave her the grain, the new wine and oil, who lavished on her the silver and gold— which they used for Baal. Hosea 2:8 Once upon a time, a man … Continue reading The Story Of Inside Out

When God Honors The Underdog

WHEN GOD HONORS THE UNDERDOG And the angel of the Lord said to her, “Behold, you are pregnant and shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, because the Lord has listened to your affliction. He shall be a wild donkey of a … Continue reading When God Honors The Underdog

Looking For a Way Out

LOOKING FOR A WAY OUT The angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, the spring on the way to Shur. And he said, “Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from and where are you going?” She … Continue reading Looking For a Way Out

A Cabin, Jesus and Me

I'm tired and drained to the core. I'm searching inside for a place of rest and when I close my eyes I can see it clearly. A log cabin, secluded in the mountains, with a gurgling stream making its presence known nearby. I can see … Continue reading A Cabin, Jesus and Me

My Altered Past

MY ALTERED PAST If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.  Romans 8:11          Harry Ironside, … Continue reading My Altered Past