New Wine That Tastes Sour

You have made love for hire on every threshing floor. The threshing floor and the winepress shall not feed them, and the new wine shall fail in her.  Hosea 9:2     Have you ever been so desperate for a breakthrough that you did everything you … Continue reading New Wine That Tastes Sour

Is Pondering Self-serving?

The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer.  Proverbs 15:28 Someone who is shy is very hard to get to know.  It takes a long time for them to feel safe in a relationship. They move slowly toward others and intimacy is not quickly … Continue reading Is Pondering Self-serving?

Emotions and God

I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; but now my eye sees You. Job 42:5 The scriptures tell the stories of more than a few who saw the Lord. Each time there were strong emotional responses. People cried out, fell over … Continue reading Emotions and God

Bite My Tongue? Perhaps Not!

We're not keeping this quiet, not on your life.  Just like the psalmist who wrote, "I believed it, so I said it," we say what we believe.  2 Corinthians 4:13   THE MESSAGE Who or what has stolen my speech?  God has planted a word deep … Continue reading Bite My Tongue? Perhaps Not!

How Do You Handle a Broken Promise?

And when Tamar was told, “Your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep,” she took off her widow’s garments and covered herself with a veil, wrapping herself up, and sat at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the road to Timnah. … Continue reading How Do You Handle a Broken Promise?

When Someone’s Mother Was Absent Yesterday

Many elderly have died in the past few months with COVID19.  The ones who are left cried their way through Mother's Day because the loss was fresh and seemed so senseless.  Two families close to me lost their mothers just this week.  Though they were … Continue reading When Someone’s Mother Was Absent Yesterday