Cry of the Afflicted

“The LORD abides forever; He has established His throne for judgment, And He will judge the world in righteousness; He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity. The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed … He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.” Ps. 9:7-9, 12, NASB I can’t get […]

Just Because

  “Honey, I have something for you,” he proudly announced. Around the corner my sweet Mark appeared–delightedly smiling with flowers in hand. Pleasure filling me, a smile immediately spread across my face. And I’m still smiling as I enjoy their beauty on our dining room table. Why did my husband’s simple gesture mean so much? […]

Thy Kingdom Come

“for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 14:17 It sits outside my office window: a cheerful yellow bird feeder. After casually but gladly receiving it last December at a “White Elephant” gift exchange, I filled it, hung it, and welcomed […]

What Would I Say?

I’ve been getting messages–two or three in fact–from a sister in South Asia. On fire for Christ, she writes of her passion to reach millions in her country with the gospel. Simply, sincerely she rejoices in God’s protection of her life through dangers and crisis. After detailing an upcoming healing crusade where people will be […]

Embracing the Process

“Now may the God of hope fill you with joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13, NASB). Disliking the Presidential Fitness events of junior and senior high, I dutifully but half-heartedly participated in the process. Achieving awards for athletic accomplishments didn’t interest […]

For Precious Chloe …

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” – Romans 8:18 She’s only eleven. My daughter’s friend: sweet, endearing, engaging Chloe Scott recently was diagnosed with bone cancer. Oh … words fail. A child dealing with such […]

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