Doing Life: Choosing the Good Part

photo credit: IMG_9308 via photopin (license) “And she had a sister called Mary, who moreover was listening to the Lord’s word, seated at His feet.” Luke 10:39, NASB Maybe Mary was weary.  New Testament life surely required effort simply to survive, and not having a husband could have made provision more difficult. When Jesus came, […]

Always Ready

“And she had a sister called Mary, who moreover was listening to the Lord’s word, seated at His feet.” Luke 10:39, NASB Sprawled across my bed at thirteen years old, I wasn’t particularly interested in the Scripture passage before my eyes. Still, I finished reading. Though I felt dissatisfied, I knew deep within that spending […]

Christmas in July … Not!

“But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, That I may tell of all Thy works.” Ps. 73:28, NASB I think it was Christmastime. With two of our children’s December birthdays to celebrate, plus the holiday to prepare for, I. Was. Weary. Fervently I […]

Seeds, Sheaves, and Shouts

“Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting. He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed, Shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.” Ps. 126:5-6, NASB Recently I planted morning glory seeds at the base of my trellis. Wanting the best results, I followed […]

Needing … and Knowing

  “Lord, I need You.” Four words. So true. Hugely significant. God gently inspired this prayer during dawn’s creeping hours. While I’ve prayed it before, somehow the meaning impacted me more profoundly today. As I sleeplessly tossed and turned, praying, “Lord, I trust You,” additional words suddenly formed another prayer: “Lord, I need You.” Oh, how […]

Run into Him!

“But let all who take refuge in Thee be glad, Let them ever sing for joy; And mayest Thou shelter them, That those who love Thy name may exult in Thee.” Psalm 5:11, NASB Lots of weather talk has been occurring lately. Including the South where I live, dangerously low temperatures have permeated much of the […]

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