Month: August 2019

Is It Blind Obedience?

He said, "Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you." Genesis 22:2 When God calls me to … Continue reading Is It Blind Obedience?

When Tears Are Complicated

And Reuben answered them, “Did I not tell you not to sin against the boy? But you did not listen. So now there comes a reckoning for his blood.” They did not know that Joseph understood them, for there was an interpreter between them. Then … Continue reading When Tears Are Complicated

When You Don’t Want To Be With God

 From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?” But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal … Continue reading When You Don’t Want To Be With God

Scared and Hard On Myself

Abraham answered and said, “Behold, I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes.  And the Lord went his way, when he had finished speaking to Abraham, and Abraham returned to his place.  Genesis 18:27,33 If I don’t know … Continue reading Scared and Hard On Myself

Beneath The Noise Of My Life

But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid." Then they were willing to take him into the boat.  John 6: 20-21 Jesus' disciples are in a boat in the middle of the sea.  The opposite shore is nowhere in sight.  It is … Continue reading Beneath The Noise Of My Life

Painting Slavery With Too Broad A Brush

They answered him, "We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, 'You will become free'?  John 8:33 The necessary and beneficial conviction of scripture is lost on me if I paint with too broad a … Continue reading Painting Slavery With Too Broad A Brush

When Changes Come In Waves

Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me.  Psalm 42:7 Have you ever been knocked over by a huge wave?  I have.  As a child of 5 years old, I almost drowned when … Continue reading When Changes Come In Waves

Living In The Forever Story

Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth and it stands fast.  Psalm 119:90 The oldest thing I own is a cradle that dates back in my family to around 1780.  Before our daughter was born in 1979, a friend and I … Continue reading Living In The Forever Story

Trembling For Home

Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth. Worship the LORD with reverence and rejoice with trembling.  Psalm 2:10-11 Worship and trembling go together.  I've been so moved during worship that I could no longer stand up.  It's a beautiful … Continue reading Trembling For Home

He Taught Me How To Be A Daughter

The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son. I John 5:10 How … Continue reading He Taught Me How To Be A Daughter