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Living for an Audience of One

Come, everyone, and clap for joy! Shout trimphant praises to the Lord! Psalm 47:1 (TLB) “Good morning, Jesus.” “Good morning to you dear Anabel. I look forward to being with you.” “Thank You, and I always anticipate being with You. As Jeremiah said, ‘Your lovingkindness and faithfulness begin afresh every day.’ (Lamentations 3:23) Do You Continue Reading…

An Instrument of God’s Peace

Romans 6:13 Lord, Make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love, Where there is injury, pardon, Where there is doubt, faith, Where there is despair, hope, Where there is darkness, light, Where there is sadness, joy. Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as Continue Reading…

Daisies Don’t Lie

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us … I John 4:10 I was depressed–dejected–disillusioned. I had just found out that John Riley didn’t love me. How? Oh, the very best way–pulling petals off a daisy. Daisies don’t lie. It was obvious that he preferred Mary Jo to me. Continue Reading…

Who Is Your Strength?

Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God. – II Corinthians 3:5 They will be held guilty, they whose strength is their god. -Habakkuk 1:11 God’s characteristics — His immutability, His omnipotence, His omnipresence His omniscience — were, of course, available for me Continue Reading…

Jungle Warfare

If racing with mere men has worried you, how will you race against horses? If you stumble and fall on open ground, What will you do in Jordan’s jungles? Jeremiah 12:5 That scripture was one of our young, much-loved pastor’s favorite verses. I don’t remember too much about his interpretation or his application, only that Continue Reading…

New (and Confident) in Christ

Just as you trusted Christ to save you, trust Him, too, for each day’s problems; live in vital union with Him. Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him. See that you go on growing in the Lord, and become strong and vigorous in the truth. Colossians 2:6,7 TLB Bill Continue Reading…

The Eagle’s Flight

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young Continue Reading…

What if God was One of Us

Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary? Mark 6:3 Jesus had a workshop. Do you suppose it was tidy? Did He find fulfillment in creating things with His hands? (How different from the worlds He created “in the beginning” . . . with just a word!) Did He have a carpenters belt around Continue Reading…

My Anxiety and God’sConsolation

When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul. Psalm 94:19 O Lord, the thoughts that plague me. Anxious thoughts about what’s happening in my world and in the lives of the people who live in my world with me. And Lord, these anxious thoughts interfere with my relationship with You. Your Continue Reading…

Does It Really Work?

This is a comment from someone who was hurting intensely–in a different way than you are hurting, perhaps. These are the results as she carried through on 1 Peter 5:7. She read it. She believed it. She acted on it. Dear Anabel Yesterday’s note about tying up the package was just great, Anabel. I thought Continue Reading…

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