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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…

Little Faith

“Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, ‘You of little faith, why did you doubt?’” (Matthew 14:31, New American Standard Bible) Summer vacation. For me it means time at the beach, enjoying the soothing sound of waves while reading a good novel. The ultimate relaxation. Of course,…

Something To Show For It

“…pray without ceasing…” (1 Thessalonians 5:16, New American Standard Bible) My mom never smoked, drank or gambled. She always said she wanted “something to show for it,” something to show for her money. In this she was wise. I have to be careful that I don’t carry this idea into prayer. There are things I…

Drifting

“A man plans his way [as he journeys through life], But the Lord directs his steps and establishes them.” (Proverbs 16:9, Amplified Bible) A change of seasons. Sometimes I’m tempted to feel I “missed” my life, dreams unrealized. Yet, looking back, I know I spent my days doing “what [was] right in front of me.”…

Trudging Through Mud

“And let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart.”(Galatians 6:9, Revised Standard Version.) It had been three long seasons, late evenings after work, early mornings, Saturdays … time away from the family pursuing a passion in a place were few were passionate about…