Sometimes I just don’t know what to say…

Sometimes I just don’t know what to say…

Some people seem able to say the right thing at the right time in practically every situation. At least it seems that way to me. I used to be intimidated by my very clever sister-in-law who could fill every gap in conversation with a funny story or gentle teasing. I didn’t even try to converse […]

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 […]