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I Have Forgotten

We have a friend who declares–in front of his wife–“The last time I had a hot supper was when a candle fell over on my sandwich!” And Anabel’s delectable hot suppers seem to be a thing of the past. I get out the old recipe, follow directions carefully, and wind up thinking, “What did I Continue Reading…

Reconciled

But I will not give you up– I will plead for you to return to me, and will keep on pleading: yes, even with your children’s children in the years to come. Jeremiah 2:9 (Taylor’s Living Paraphrase) Why would someone stoop so low–humble himself–to plead with a person to “return to me”–and refuse to give Continue Reading…

Are We Having Fun?

The day had finally come for the big wedding that had been the talk of the town for weeks! The carefully planned preparations were going without a single hitch! The celebration was going to be all they had worked and hoped and planned for it to be. The guests were enjoying the delicious food the Continue Reading…

My Sanctuary

“It is the Lord of hosts whom you should regard as holy. And He shall be your fear, And He shall be your dread. Then He shall become a sanctuary; Isaiah 8:13-14a (NAS) Don’t fear anything except the Lord of the armies of Heaven! If you fear Him, you need fear nothing else. He will Continue Reading…

Inseparable

. . . because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:5 (NAS) “Mrs. Gillham! Mrs. Gillham! (Mz. Gilum–for fifth graders!) Look! Look! There’s a little green thing coming up out of my dirt!”Gene was ecstatic–and I was just as enthusiastic. Continue Reading…

Be Careful

Be careful’watch out for attacks from Satan, your great enemy. He prowls around like a hungry, roaring lion, looking for some victim to tear apart. Stand firm when he attacks. Trust the Lord . . . I Peter 5:8-9a (Taylor’s Living Paraphrase) Our emotions are wonderful to have–what would life be like without them? Pretty Continue Reading…

Secure

The eternal God is a dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms; Deuteronomy 33:27 (NAS) What one thing do most of us need–long for in life? What do I need as a wife? What do my children need to know every day’what should they be “wrapped in” as they leave home for school? What Continue Reading…

Wisdom to Know…

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Proverbs 1:7 Fear: Reverential Awe . . . Fear: Reverencing God . . . Fear: Respect for the Lord . . . Fear: Standing in awe of the Lord . . . Fear: Realizing the power God has . . . Fear: Recognizing God as Continue Reading…

Who is He and Who am I?

GOD IS OMNISCIENT “For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’; Isaiah 46:9b-10 (NAS) Continue Reading…

Does He Care? Does He Know?

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-30 (NAS) I’m tired–really tired. Oh, I know there are many people whose circumstances Continue Reading…

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