A Bag of Frozen Peas

A Bag of Frozen Peas

 For the Law was given through Moses, but grace [the unearned, undeserved favor of God] and truth came through Jesus Christ. John 1:17 (AMP) In the ongoing struggle with vision in my left eye, one of the consequences is a droopy eyelid. It was so bad that repair was...
Darkness to Light

Darkness to Light

Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is diseased, your body is full of darkness. Therefore see to it that the light in you is not darkness. Luke 11:34-35 (NET) I have spent many hours in...
Who’s In Charge

Who’s In Charge

Only by your power can we push back our enemies; only in your name can we trample our foes. I do not trust in my bow: I do not count on my sword to save me. You are the one who gives us victory over our enemies; you disgrace those who hate us. O God, we give glory to...
Don’t Give Up

Don’t Give Up

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 (NIV) What fun we had, as a family, celebrating Kate’s graduation from college. We rented an AirBnb house overlooking the Pacific Ocean that had room for...
Life is Messy

Life is Messy

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.  No power in the sky above...
Classes are Over

Classes are Over

Commit your activities to the LORD, and your plans will be achieved. Proverbs 16:3 (HCSB) As much as I enjoy that feeling of satisfaction at the end of the school year, I am ready for a break. The blood, sweat, and tears necessary because of COVID tested us all in...
Useful or Useless

Useful or Useless

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 Henri Nouwen wrote, “But whenever I become a little useless I know that God is calling me to a...
Five Minutes

Five Minutes

Honor Christ and let him be the Lord of your life. Always be ready to give an answer when someone asks you about your hope. 1 Peter 3:15 (CEV) You may have heard of the five-minute elevator speech. It is often used to pitch a product or idea to the boss. He...
Expectations

Expectations

You can make many plans,     but the Lord’s purpose will prevail. Proverbs 19:21 (NLT) I’m a planner by temperament, birth order, and enneagram number. I make lists. I fill in a calendar on my computer which syncs to all my devices. I don’t wait until the...
Cancel Culture or Christ Culture

Cancel Culture or Christ Culture

In 1986, my daughter began attending the local public high school. She had spent her elementary and junior high school years in a nearby Christian school. We felt that she was mature and ready for an entry into public education. We would be there to support her and...
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