His Song in the Night

“The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night.” Ps. 42:8, NASB Stirring in my sleep, part of a song’s chorus repeated through my mind: You are beloved… Over and over and over. When I fully awoke, I recalled this occurrence and tucked it into my heart. I sensed God’s tender activity—His song in the night. It had been an intense period. Multiple family events, though truly wonderful, had placed demands on me that left me […]

When We Need a Second Chance – Or Two or Three

My daughter and I are reading through Proverbs together. Each school day morning, we begin by taking turns reading a chapter, and then we discuss it. These have been the most precious mother-daughter times, and they’ve helped cure some anxiety. You see, I often worry about my children. Can you relate? It’s a pesky affliction, this worry thing. Yet I’m finding that the more time Chloe and I spend in the Word together, discussing truth, the more I rest in God’s work in her heart. After all, […]

Doing Life: In Words

“And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? … So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” Romans 10:14 & 17, NASB A shift seems to be occurring in Christian circles. I hear it on the radio. I’ve read about it. Ever so slightly, there’s a move toward the church being Jesus’ hands and feet … without speaking a word. We don’t have to say anything. We just have to do. What […]

Bullies & Bus Drivers

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?” Romans 8:31, NASB Rudely he removed me from the seat–perhaps even pushed me to the floor. I was only five or six years old. The bully insisted I took his seat on the bus, so he made certain to retrieve his place. Unbeknownst to me, maybe that was his assigned seat. Either way, a mistake or an intentional offense didn’t warrant his ugly response. But you know what the worst thing […]