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An Unexpected Messenger

“And the angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him, ’The Lord is with you….’” (Judges 6:12 ESV) I had finally made it. After years of praying, waiting and saving I was finally here. I had traveled almost 800 miles, flying alone for the first time in a long time. I knew…

Chasing Squirrels

“…Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad…. Seek His face continually.” Psalm 105:3b-4b With a full belly and the taste of her favorite dogie treats still on her tongue Lucy steps out onto the deck to survey the yard and adjacent woods. Standing perfectly still, ears erect she scrupulously studies the…

Sinkholes

“‘ Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded…

A Silent Word

“The Lord your God is in the midst of you…in His love He will be silent….” (Zephaniah 3:17, Amplified Bible) Sometimes we over estimate the value of words. We may offer a word of praise or consolation hoping to encourage someone, or withhold a word of loving criticism to spare one’s feeling. Words have so…

The Miracle of the Doggie Biscuit Box

“When You said, ‘Seek My face,’ my heart said to You, ‘Your face, O Lord, I shall seek.’” (Psalm 27:8 NASB) For most of the last fifteen years, we’ve had a dog. It began when my daughter asked for a dog for her eighth birthday. After researching various breeds and their dispositions we decided on…

Moths and Flames

“I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies … as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable … service and spiritual worship.” (Romans 12:1 Amplified) It has always intrigued…

The Cat and the Can Opener

“‘Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.’” (John 14:27 NASB) I struggle with receiving the peace Jesus has given me. Since He says do not “‘let’” my heart be…

“Insert Disc”

“Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer….” (Psalms 86:6, NASB) Summer. To my heart, there’s no other season worth living through. But I live in New England, so my heart (along with the rest of me) has had to make an uncomfortable truce with that white stuff that shows up every winter. Yuck. But it’s…

Erica and the Silverware

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men…” Colossians 3:23 Six-year-old Erica came to me as I was busily chopping vegetables at the kitchen sink asking, “Mom can I help you make dinner?” Since she wasn’t yet tall enough to see over the counter I…

A Focused Resolve

“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.’” Philippians 3:14 (NASB) Zipping down the interstate on a beautiful late Spring day on my way to babysit the grandkids. About half a mile behind the nearest car. Not too much traffic. On the interstate, as with…