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 […]

When You Don’t Know How To Face the Day

When You Don’t Know How To Face the Day

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11) I was overwhelmed with sorrow. Someone I loved was facing terminal illness, and my heart was weighed down with the reality of pending loss. I wanted to crawl into a […]

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 […]

The Right Way

The Right Way

He led them forth by the right way. -Psalm 107:7 I followed her silently through the tall grasses of the savanna hills. The beads around her neck reflected the bright African sun as I squinted to see the path ahead. We had been in the bush for two days, and today we were headed to […]

The Shadow

The Shadow

I went for a walk this morning just as the sun was slowly ascending above the horizon. It was positioned in such a manner as to cast a long shadow. As I journeyed down the roadways in our small town, it occurred to me that my shadow’s presence is much like God’s presence on our […]