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...
Hope is a Verb

Hope is a Verb

We were saved to have this hope. If we can see what we are waiting for, that is not really hope. People don’t hope for something they already have. But we are hoping for something we don’t have yet, and we are waiting for it patiently. Romans 8:24-25 (ERV) I was...
What if…Even if

What if…Even if

As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. Psalm 71:14 (NIV) The year 2021 started off with anticipation that the lockdown and isolation would begin to let up as the vaccines became available. With a year of our lives devoted to fighting to...
I’ve got my eye on you

I’ve got my eye on you

I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go. I will counsel you with my eye on you. Psalm 32:8 (WEB) I remember telling my little ones as they toddled around the house, to pay attention to the rules because I had my eye on them. And there was the...
Puzzling Reflections

Puzzling Reflections

 Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. I Corinthians...
Generosity

Generosity

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. 2 Corinthians 9:11 (NIV) For several years I have chosen a word for the year. Many have come out of desperation such as...

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Tomorrow

Tomorrow

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,     for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go,     for to you I entrust my life. Psalm 143:8 (NET) I’ve struggled to write this end-of-year blog. In fact, I’ve written it a couple of...
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