Tag: god

Needing Reminders in No Mans Land

As I edit my devotional book, I find that sometimes I still need the reminders of four years ago. It has been a rough couple of days. God is still ahead of me, making my path straight. Find courage in God’s declaration that he…

Redeemed Refuse

I thought I was refuse . . .

Love Shaped Sorrow

Your suicide left my soul deep within smothering grief. . .

Seeing Through the Pain: Message of Hope

Luke 12:22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not…

Sailing Devotion

When demanding circumstances have tattered faith and still the needs of today grab. You invite my soul to sail. A sea of stillness, where none can touch, there restore with sweet and salty parables of faithfulness.

Grander Views in the Middle of Pain

We all need grand view reminders, so that when life is at its hardest we see God is bigger and so capable of bringing us through.

Sanctuary, You keep saying that word . . .

Psalm 73 . . .Still, when I tried to figure it out,     all I gt was a splitting headache . . . Until I entered the sanctuary of God.     Then I saw the whole picture: . . . {The Message) Give me sanctuary! For the past few weeks…

A Father Who Chooses Us

Scripture: Psalm 68:4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Lift up a song for Him who rides through the deserts, Whose name is the LORD, and exult before Him. 5 A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows, Is God in His holy habitation. 6 God makes a home…

Reduced to Prayer

Luke 22:39 Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed Him. 40 When He came to the place, He told them, “Pray that you will not enter into temptation.” 41 And He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, where He…

Mountaintop Corner Office

A glory glimpse of your mighty work, after grunting and groaning up mounds of sweaty mountains–so worth the breathing room of the corner office. I knew you here. Studied and learned to read the blue prints of your plan for my life. But returning…

Loss Through the Eyes of a Child

John 3:16 For God so loved the world: He gave his one and only son, so that whoever believes in him will not perish, but have eternal life.   Daniel, age 10, asked if he could write for my post. So, I am honored…

Thanksgiving, The WD-40 of Faith

Despair rusts my resolve. Construction of new life halts, when tears of losing oxidize into bitterness. The strength of my steel, tested too long, flake away, weakening exposed beams.     Thankfulness is my WD-40. When worked into my frame I remember Your goodness. You built…