A Matter of Time

There is an appointed time for everything and a time for every affair under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1 It was very unusual for my husband and me to schedule a vacation in February. The principal and teacher in us tend to reserve the summer months for such activities. Happily, our winter trip to Israel could … Continue reading

My Persistent Prayer

Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more…” Genesis 18:32 This past week has been filled with memories of the bittersweet variety as my sister’s and brother’s birthdays have come and gone. Both celebrate in a better place these days. Still, how often I’ve wished that I … Continue reading

Never Fear…

I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:5 While spending the day with our grandson, I inadvertently scared him. When I dropped a bottle into his parents’ recycle bin, it made a louder than expected crash. The poor little guy responded immediately with tears. Fortunately, he … Continue reading

Take a Peek and Jump!

I was hard pressed and was falling, but the Lord helped me. Psalm 118:13 As I gazed out the kitchen window, I noticed a little bird perched near a hole in our bird house. My feathered friend peered into that hole several times, but didn’t enter. I wondered if he was debating whether or not … Continue reading

Nurtured By God

In their panic and fright they thought they were seeing a ghost. Luke 24:37 Five sturdy blossoms beckon me. While decorating our church for Easter, a branch fell from a pot of daisies. Brian who was helping us placed this seemingly lost cause in a small hole in the floor. There it stood as we … Continue reading

Respond As Best We Can

When my husband and I traveled to Israel in mid-February, I didn’t realize that this trip would be the perfect preparation for Lent 2017. Every Lent, I do my best to revisit all that Jesus means to me. Like many who claim to live as Jesus lived, I often find myself falling short. While in … Continue reading