This passage really jumped out to me this morning as I was digging in to find out more about this “book” that my days were written in before I was born (Ps. 139). My searching landed me here in Malachi. Malachi was not quite as touchy/feely as David… not one for poetic word pictures. Today’s [...]
It’s a very strange thing for me as I am now at the age when my friends are dealing with the type of real life challenges that are only supposed to happen to other people’s friends. I’m struck by how recently it feels like since I was invincible.
I had the opportunity while I was [...]
Wow! Can’t believe my last post was a month ago. Very sorry for letting the craziness of December interrupt the flow. But on this Christmas morning, as I listen to my Mom and Dad downstairs preparing for the onslaught of my brother, sisters, nieces, nephews, and even a great-nephew, I’m reminded of how incredibly blessed [...]
Just this past week, my sister and her family celebrated my nephew’s “Gotcha Day”. There were tons of Facebook posts, pictures, and no doubt a party celebrating the day Nikolai came into our family. The first 20 months of his life, he spent in an orphanage in Siberia… no love, no touch, already fending for [...]
In the last post, we ended with Elijah running 40 days & nights to get into the presence of God. We pick up the story with Elijah, now taking refuge in a cave waiting for what comes next.
When the Lord comes to Elijah, he simply says “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
Now, when [...]
It’s so hard to remember that the biblical characters in the halls of faith were real people just like you and me. They just seem to take on these mythical superhero personae in our minds. It’s hard to imagine Elijah running for his life.
One day he calls down fire from heaven, kills all the [...]
It seems to be a common trait among humans to have an invisible line in our psyche that draws the limit of just how far we can be pushed. I suppose that line is the thing often referred to when you hear of someone having a “short fuse”.
I like to think that my “fuse” [...]
The Psalms tell us, “The Lord is good to all… He has compassion on everything that he has made. As far as the east is from the west, that’s how far He has removed our sins from us!”
EVERYONE who BELIEVES (Rom 10:11) in him will not be put to shame… The Lord is not in [...]
“Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” ~Hebrews 12:1 Have you ever felt “entangled”? I have. Fortunately, not as often as I used to… over time, I have some wins under my belt, so [...]
This is such a familiar Psalm to me, in large part due to the simple song written utilizing these great words… “As the deer panteth for the water, so my soul longs after you… You alone are my heart’s desire and I long to worship you…”
David was such a master of capturing the perfect [...]