Strengthened by Grace

“Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were thus occupied were not benefited.” Hebrews 13:9, NASB We’ve just experienced a season of tremendous giving that’s accompanied by delightful foods. In no particular order, my […]

Prayer Partners: One More Step

  Loving Father in heaven,   Merciful, gracious, kind, and forgiving, You repeatedly extend Your hand to me. Always reaching towards me–drawing me–in love, Your grace amazes me. Gentleness flows from You even as You convict me of sin. I confess my repetitive transgressions: specifically I’m regretting the times I speak when You prompt me […]

Child Eyes

“… Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, For wisdom and power belong to Him … It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.” Daniel 2:20 & 22, NASB Smaller than Luray Caverns, but outstanding nonetheless, Skyline […]

The Price

“For you have been bought with a price … You were bought with a price …” 1 Cor. 6:20 & 7:23 Diligently, sacrificially, lovingly he worked. Under the sweltering sun in humid heat, he landscaped long hours to earn money for a diamond ring. For me. Though years have passed, this memory has grown sweeter. Picturing […]

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 […]

Keeper of the Heart

“And I saw heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, And He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True …” – Revelation 19:11 Betrayed. The word itself communicates heartache. Have you ever been betrayed? Unfortunately many of us can respond, “Yes.” For what or whom? The possibilities range from hurtful to gut wrenching to […]

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