Called to Reign

… what is man that you are mindful of him … you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings … crowned him with glory and honor. … you have given him dominion over the works of your hands …” Psalm 8: 4-6 Intersections are a good reminder that we have options: to the […]

Is Anybody HOME?

“Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds. … Teach them to your children when you sit at home and when you walk along the road …” (Deuteronomy 11:18-19) Do you ever wonder how much of our technological advancements are really advancements? It would seem most households could be run remotely these days. In the […]

Waiting … and Waiting!

Waiting is such a loaded word. He asks us to come in repentance and daily yield to Him as Lord. He’s waiting, giving us opportunities to change, repent, gain new perspective, cling to Him, and become more Christ-like, regardless of the circumstances He has us in. Jesus set an example for us in suffering and […]

Taking a Break

Summer Time and the Living Is ...

Recently, an article that ran in The Wall Street Journal entitled “Lazy Does It” suggested 50 ways to help you over-achieve this summer when it comes to under-achievement. Included were several ideas for looking laid back while maintaining some air of chic: Cover-ups to go from deck chairs to dinner (somehow I don’t think I […]

Dream Chasers

During this graduation season, high school and college students across the land are hearing plenty of speeches about reaching further in pursuit of their dreams. Often, the messaging is about the students’ ability to do whatever he sets his mind to do. Well, we who study the Bible know human effort has a lot to […]

What’s Growing in Your Garden?

Gardening has always been one of my passions in life.  For 39 years I planned, planted, fertilized, and pruned my flower beds, checking almost daily to see what new growth had emerged or what needed to be deadheaded, eagerly anticipating the next season’s splash of color.  Moving to a condominium complex where I am no […]

The Un-Valentine

What did your Valentine’s Day look like? Expectations run high on that special day. Flowers? A red heart-shaped satin box of candy? A candle-lit dinner at your favorite restaurant? Or a hand-crafted treasure? We all want to know that we’re cherished. And the florists, card shops, retailers, and restaurants are ready to offer assistance. On the […]

Walking with Jesus through 2017

 “God’s eternal love for us is the fountain from whence all his mercies flow to us; and that love of God is great love, and that mercy is rich mercy. And every sinner is a saved sinner; delivered from sin and wrath. The grace that saves is the free, undeserved goodness and favor of God; […]