God’s Misrepresentative

God’s Misrepresentative

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates both day and night. Psalm 1:1-2 Mockery means to imitate or […]

An Unusual Gratitude

An Unusual Gratitude

A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all. Psalm 34:19 Every year, my family and I spend the month of November writing down what we are thankful for. In the beginning, when we lived far away from home in the Arab world, I simply cut the paper which […]

A Lamp and a Light

A Lamp and a Light

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105 The gentle yellow glow of the lantern lit the darkness just beyond my feet. The African night was as black as the deep caves along the river bank and I could not see a single star in the vast […]

The LORD is My Shepherd

The LORD is My Shepherd

I recently had the opportunity to share a devotion about one of my favorite bible verses. For me, when I’m asked to pick a favorite bible verse this can be challenging because I have many. For the devotion, I chose Psalm 23:1, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want”. (NKJV). I also like […]

Are You a Dreamer?

Are You a Dreamer?

Sunday afternoon, in an attempt to relax, I watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a movie starring Ben Stiller. The main character, Mitty, is a day dreamer. To escape his ordinary life he allowed his imagination to take him on a climb up a snow covered mountain, rescue a beautiful woman and her dog […]

Brokenness

Brokenness

What do you do when something of yours gets a crack or breaks, let’s say a glass or a bowl? I know for me it usually ends up in the garbage. I don’t want anyone to cut their mouths on a broken glass and cracked bowls inevitably leak milk or other liquids so that’s no […]

The Rock That is Higher

The Rock That is Higher

Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. -Psalm 61:1-3 I once lived in an […]

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time

                           “The Lord is my light and my salvation—                             whom shall I fear?                             The Lord is […]

Appreciating the Mornings

Appreciating the Mornings

I’ve never been a morning person, but as the years have gone on I’ve grown to appreciate morning time more than ever before. I’m the type of person that is just not “with it” in the mornings. It takes me a while to become fully awake. My most awake time of the day is right […]

God Wants to Give You the Desires of Your Heart

God Wants to Give You the Desires of Your Heart

God wants to give you the desires of your heart because He is the one who put the desires in you (if they are godly desires). God will give you everything you desire of Him because He wants to bless you. …..He wants your children to be godly children …..He wants you to live in […]

She Shall Not Be Moved

She Shall Not Be Moved

Have you ever felt like everything is about to come crashing down around you? Like your drowning because of life? Like you don’t have the strength to go on? God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; Be still, […]

Can I Get a Little Peace Over Here?

Can I Get a Little Peace Over Here?

Are you already hustling and bustling? You know, running to this activity and then back to another across town, especially if you have kids. It’s enough to make me scream, “Time out!” When my schedule is filled and I become overwhelmed, my spiritual health goes down hill. Satan knows that “busy-itis” is the fastest and […]

Drowning In Chaos – Help From Above

Drowning In Chaos – Help From Above

Spring is a time of baseball and dirt, spring programs, graduation parties, and finals. Like every other year this May was chaos with a twist of curveball. By the time May 30th rolled around I was eyeball deep in responsibilities and struggling to catch up on all of the things that needed to be done. […]

Ransomed

Ransomed

Psalm 49:1-12 Truly, no ransom avails for one’s life, there is no price one can give to God for it. (v.7) A neighbor went out on a limb with the sufferer’s prayer: God, if you will give me a clean bill of health, I’ll…I’ll…I’ll (gulp) go to church! She forgot to add for how long […]

The Alarmist

The Alarmist

“O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermore.”

What Do You Say When They Say No?

What Do You Say When They Say No?

Rejection. No one likes it. No one seeks it out. And yet it’s a fact of life. The answer isn’t always going to be yes, so the important thing is to figure out how you will deal with that two-letter disappointment. No. Often, we get caught up in the anticipation of answers that could determine […]

Waiting For Sunrise

Waiting For Sunrise

Have you ever watched the sunrise? The beauty of the red and pink hues just before the sun appears above the horizon is enough to drag some people from their beds in the wee hours of the morning. For me, this occasional early rise from bed isn’t the norm. There are those who live for […]

My Chains Are Gone

My Chains Are Gone

Some sat in darkness and the deepest gloom, prisoners suffering in iron chains, for they had rebelled against the words of God and despised the counsel of the Most High …Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness and the deepest […]