When the Shadows Shift

We live out on some land and so at night it gets to be what we call “country dark”- no street lights, no significant light coming from the closest neighbors- just complete darkness. The only nights we have good light are those of a full or harvest moon. And because it’s so dark, if you have to venture outside to close up the chicken coop or really for any other reason, any bit of light is a profound blessing.

Get OFF the Roof!

“In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.  One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From theContinue reading “Get OFF the Roof!”

A Zoom Bible Study Invitation

Click here to learn more about the upcoming study! Pandemic- just saying the word invokes fear, uncertainly, and distress. It is a bit ironic that my book, Pack Your Baggage, Honey, We’re Moving to Paris! was released during a pandemic! A book about baggage, which for me involved FEAR! I don’t know about you, butContinue reading “A Zoom Bible Study Invitation”

Strength for the In-Between

22 The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. 23 Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. 24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” 25 The LORD is good to those who depend on him, to those who searchContinue reading “Strength for the In-Between”

A Divine Predicament

 “Watch for the storms of God.  The only way God plants His saints is through the whirlwind of His storms.” Oswald Chambers Exo 14:2-4 NLT “Order the Israelites to turn back and camp by Pi-hahiroth between Migdol and the sea. Camp there along the shore, across from Baal-zephon. Then Pharaoh will think, ‘The Israelites are confused. TheyContinue reading “A Divine Predicament”

Rolled Away!

“Commit your actions to the Lord and your plans will succeed.” (Proverbs 16:3 NLT)  Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. Corrie Ten Boom I have been thinking lately about what some of the disciples gave up to follow Jesus.  Peter and his brother gave up a fishing business,Continue reading “Rolled Away!”

The Cake-Walk

“They must not live in your land, or they will cause you to sin against me. If you serve their gods, you will be caught in the trap of idolatry.” Exodus 23:33 NLT One of my favorite restaurants here in my hometown is the Brick Street. My husband calls it, Chick Street because it tendsContinue reading “The Cake-Walk”

Shimei, the stone thrower!

“So David and his men continued down the road, and Shimei kept pace with them on a nearby hillside, cursing as he went and throwing stones at David and tossing dust into the air. The king and all who were with him grew weary along the way, so they rested when they reached the JordanContinue reading “Shimei, the stone thrower!”

Standing in God’s Way

“And since God gave these Gentiles the same gift, he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to stand in God’s way?” Acts 11:17 NLT God was once again about to do a marvelous work in the little mountain church.  At one time, the church had been full to theContinue reading “Standing in God’s Way”