Bloom

Bloom

The desert and dry land will become happy;     the desert will be glad and will produce flowers. Like a flower, it will have many blooms.     It will show its happiness, as if it were shouting with joy. Isaiah 35:1-2 (NCV) As the shelter-in-place continues, my spirit...
Take a Breath

Take a Breath

For the Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.  Job 33:4 (NLT) Words. Internet words. words on a Chiron. Words on social media. Words scribbled on businesses, walls, windows, monuments, signs. The TV images scream out words. Most are...
Look to Me

Look to Me

 For my eyes are toward You, O God the Lord. In You I have a safe place. Do not leave me without help. Psalm 141:8 (NLV)   A reporter interviewed an off-duty police officer about a rescue he had recently performed while on a hike with his family. Another hiker...
Don’t Fall

Don’t Fall

He makes me as surefooted as a deer,     enabling me to stand on mountain heights. … You have made a wide path for my feet     to keep them from slipping. Psalm 18:33 and 36 (NLT) Some years ago, I fell and broke my elbow requiring surgery followed up by...
God Knows

God Knows

 The Lord himself will go before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forget you. Don’t be afraid and don’t worry. Deuteronomy 31:8 (NCV) I met Mark on the Internet sixteen years ago and during those first days of getting to know each other, we spent a...
A Happy Heart

A Happy Heart

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:22-24 (ESV) Originally...
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