Month: February 2014

Exponential Blessing

EXPONENTIAL BLESSING [Abimelech] said, “We see plainly that the Lord has been with you. So we said, let there be a sworn pact between us, between you and us, and let us make a covenant with you, that you will do us no harm.  So he … Continue reading Exponential Blessing

Visiting Home As An Adult

VISITING HOME AS AN ADULT From there he went up to Beersheba. And the Lord appeared to him the same night and said, “I am the God of Abraham your father. Fear not, for I am with you and will bless you and multiply your … Continue reading Visiting Home As An Adult

A Live Interview – “Help! This Person Is Drowning Me!”

How do you handle the person who drains you to the core?  Perhaps they’re a whiner or maybe their needs are legitimate.  It’s probably occurred to you that what you offer others usually satisfies but this person always wants more of you than you can … Continue reading A Live Interview – “Help! This Person Is Drowning Me!”

Striking Where You’re Vulnerable

STRIKING WHERE YOU’RE VULNERABLE And Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. The Lord blessed him, and the man became rich, and gained more and more until he became very wealthy. He had possessions of flocks and herds and … Continue reading Striking Where You’re Vulnerable

When I Am My Own Disappointment

WHEN I AM MY OWN DISAPPOINTMENT When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.  Jeremiah 8:18          Disappointing others is crippling enough, but disappointing myself can be devastating.  I wonder if I’ll ever find the way out of sadness and … Continue reading When I Am My Own Disappointment

When Someone’s Sin Puts Me In Harm’s Way

WHEN SOMEONE’S SIN PUTS ME IN HARM’S WAY So Abimelech called Isaac and said, “Behold, she is your wife. How then could you say, ‘She is my sister’?” Isaac said to him, “Because I thought, ‘Lest I die because of her.’ ” Abimelech said, “What is … Continue reading When Someone’s Sin Puts Me In Harm’s Way

Hiding In The Word

HIDING IN THE WORD The wicked lie in wait to destroy me, but I consider all your testimonies.  Psalm 119:95  This world offers us no real stability.  Sooner or later, everyone or everything we put our trust in shifts beneath our feet.  If it’s our … Continue reading Hiding In The Word

Like Father, Like Son

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON When the men of the place asked him [Isaac] about his wife, he said, “She is my sister,” for he feared to say, “My wife,” thinking, “lest the men of the place should kill me because of Rebekah,” because she was … Continue reading Like Father, Like Son

Don’t Tell Me To Stay, Please!

And the LORD appeared to Isaac and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; dwell in the land of which I shall tell you.  Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you and will bless you, for to you and to your offspring … Continue reading Don’t Tell Me To Stay, Please!

Struggling With Change

        In a few minutes, our wonderful neighbors will walk out of their house to move some distance away into an assisted living facility.  We said our goodbyes last night and acknowledged the struggles that change brings.  They’ve lived here many decades on this beautiful … Continue reading Struggling With Change