J… Joy, Joy to the World

The Lord has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives, recovery of sight to the blind and release to prisoners… Luke 4:18 J is for Joy, a sometimes elusive state of mind, body and soul. Recently, I found myself aching over an old wound. Because I tend to … Continue reading

I… I AM, Now and Forever

God replied to Moses: I am who I am. From Exodus 3:14 I is for I AM. In spite of all of the names we humans assign to God, God chooses to be called “I AM”. I find great consolation in God’s chosen name because it is offered in the active present tense. This name … Continue reading

H… Holy, Holy Us and Holy Everything!

Samuel grew up, and the Lord was with him… From 1 Samuel 3:19 H is for Holy. The dictionary defines “holy” as belonging to or coming from God; sacred; consecrated. When I was a child, I was certain that “holy” was an adjective attributed to God and to the saints of old who I was … Continue reading

G… God Who Is Love

For he is our God, and we are the people he shepherds, the flock he guides. Psalm 95:7 G is for God… and goodness, graciousness, generosity, genuineness, genius, gentleness, gladness, glory, grandeur, growth, gumption and a gaggle of other nouns. In preparation for this writing, I perused my thesaurus in search of a word for … Continue reading

Who Am I?

While waiting for my annual physical the other day, I attempted to glance through a magazine. Though I had no known reason for concern, I was nervous just the same. I’d already seen my blood work results. My improved cholesterol numbers guaranteed me another year free of medication. My blood pressure had been consistently good … Continue reading

F… Faith, in God and in Us!

God remembers forever this covenant which is binding for a thousand generations… Psalm 105:8 F is for Faith. I learned very early on that faith is a far greater gift than the various religious denominations which sometimes unite us and sometimes separate us. Faith is that awareness deep within of God’s presence in our lives. … Continue reading