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Mosaics

“‘For it is just like a man who was about to take a journey, and he called his servants together and entrusted them with his possessions.’” (Matthew 25:14, Amplified Bible.) Many people had told Barbara she had a good voice. She had sung on and off (mostly off) since sixth grade when she was chosen…

Changing Seasons

“Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart And do not rely on your own insight or understanding….” (Proverbs 3:5, Amplified Bible) Late September. Chilly. Pouring rain. The season is changing from the heat of Summer to the chill of Autumn. I’m not a fan of hot and humid; I’m not…

Ask

“…inquire of God, that we may know ….” (Judges 18:5, New King James Version) Lydia and Steve are church friends. With her bright red hair, big smile and warm, outgoing personality I was surprised – and thankful! – to learn that she’s an engineer and a “computer person.” When she says “call me anytime” she…

This Doesn’t Feel Like Exercise, Does It?

“…there is a [true, loving] friend who [is reliable and] sticks closer than a brother.”(Proverbs 18:24b, Amplified Bible) “This doesn’t feel like exercise, does it?” the fit, perky blond asked. She wore a yellow top with her black exercise pants. The class, a group of trim women of varies ages, heights, and builds, all wore…

The Magnificent Gift

“‘…I will ask the Father to send you the Holy Spirit who will help you and always be with you.’” (John 14:16 Contemporary English Version) I had been given a magnificent gift. It was given to me at great cost, an expense far greater than I could ever imagine. Too large to pack, yet I…

Listening Hearts

“… how very much our Father loves us….” (1 John 3:1, New Living Translation) Emily was visiting her grandmother. She had brought her dog, Princess, along. Across the street Emily spied a neighbor playing with his dog. His dog would fetch; Princess didn’t do “fetch.” So, having asked and received permission, Emily walked across the…

A Face of Love

“‘…the Lord God…will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you…’” (1Chronicles 28:c) When I think of the face of love, I see a mom with her baby, a volunteer in a soup kitchen, a small child offering a proudly made gift…. At the beach I saw another face. An older couple…

When I Let Go

“Behold, I stand at the door [of the church] and continually knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him (restore him), and he with Me.” (Revelation. 3:20 Amplified Bible) Through the sadness of a friend struggling with the same issue (in disguise) I came to…

Letting Go

“Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.” (Genesis 22:2, New Living Translation) A dear friend of mine shared her disappointment with her grown children. Family had…

Looking Forward

“…forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward….” (Philippians 3:13 Amplified Bible) Recently I made the decision to stop looking backwards. I met Jesus in my late twenties. I didn’t grow up “churched”; my family celebrated Christmas and Easter with big meals and family gatherings, never in church. I remember attending a couple of Vacation Bible…