Month: November 2016

He Hadn’t Seen His Father In 12 Years

After three days, his parents found him in the temple. His mother said to him, ‘Son, how could you treat us this way? Your father and I have been anxiously looking for you.’ And He said to them, ‘Why is it that you were looking … Continue reading He Hadn’t Seen His Father In 12 Years

Unwanted Changes

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.  Psalm 23:4 Too many changes in one’s life, all at once, put a person in … Continue reading Unwanted Changes

I’m Angry But Why, Exactly?

My zeal consumes me, because my foes forget your words.  Psalm 119:139 David's definition of anger as "a zeal that consumes" is a good one.  Jesus said something similar when he turned over the tables in the temple and sent coins flying.  “Zeal for your … Continue reading I’m Angry But Why, Exactly?

When It Doesn’t Mean Anything

Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.  Psalm 119:27  I used to be immersed in a Bible-study environment.  My husband and I worked for a large Christian ministry for the first many years of our marriage.  … Continue reading When It Doesn’t Mean Anything

What Can Be Missing

I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah  Psalm 32:5 Acknowledging our sin, while God requires it to be forgiven, can … Continue reading What Can Be Missing

Who Can We Trust? Look Up!

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.  Psalm 20:7” Lord, forgive us for looking to broken cisterns for living water. As your children, we may live wanting, groaning for your kingdom to come, but … Continue reading Who Can We Trust? Look Up!

My Post As An Ambassador

I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not your commandments from me.  Psalm 119:19 High political leaders know they need ambassadors to represent them in other countries.  They look far and wide to discover the man or woman who will do the job well.  … Continue reading My Post As An Ambassador

Who Does The Truth Serve?

Truth shall spring up from the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven. Psalm 85: 11 When the truth is questioned, do I dig my heels in because I belong to God, or am I adamant because it serves me? I remember when Jesus' identity was questioned.  He … Continue reading Who Does The Truth Serve?

Nana’s Blue Bowl

My heart stands in awe of Your words. I rejoice at Your Word as one who finds a great treasure. Psalm 119:161-162 Twenty years ago (and doesn’t time fly), I dropped by Pier One on the day of their best clearance sale. I was going … Continue reading Nana’s Blue Bowl