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Listening

“Seek His face continually.” (Psalm 105:4b, New American Standard Bible) I wanted a couple new hand towels for the guest bathroom. Family was staying with us while they waited to close on their new home. The towels I originally bought (not the best to begin with) were starting to show their age. And somehow there…

Who Moved?

“…I am with you always [remaining with you perpetually – regardless of circumstance, and on every occasion]…” (Mathew 28:20, Amplified Bible) Holding my new granddaughter in one arm, I managed to work pretty well with the other hand. She had eaten (and eaten and eaten!), been changed and now nestled in the crock of my…

Housecleaning

“Yet, the Lord still waits for you to come to him so he can show you his love….” (Isaiah 30:18a, The Living Bible) There seem to be two different philosophies on housecleaning: the “on-going” philosophy and the “event” philosophy. Since opposites seem to attract, most households have one person in each philosophical camp. I can…

Remembering He is Present

“And remember, I am with you always….” (Matthew 28:20, Christian Standard Bible) I’m reading a book that shares what life was like when Jesus walked among us. His followers lived so differently from the way most of us live today. We rise, we pray, perhaps read a little Scripture and go about our day. Not…

God is Faithful

“God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:9) The dog* had waited ten years for the return of his master, hour after hour, day after day, week after week, year after year. Part of me believes such selfless, patient, loving devotion is impossible… but…

A Very Small Mustard Seed

“’…truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed…nothing will be impossible to you.’” Matthew 17:20 NASB A year ago the Lord gave me a hard nudge directing me to give up my job (the one with a regular paycheck). It wasn’t clear what He wanted me to do…

An Emphatic Gait

“‘Because of the tender mercy of our God, With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us,…’” Luke 1:78 NASB For years as I drove our children to the daycare provider I observed a couple walking slowly down the sidewalk. Appearing to be in her mid-forties the woman walked with a halting, listing gait.…

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…

“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…