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 […]

Forgotten. But Not…

  It lay dead–a scarlet red cardinal tragically, permanently positioned on its side.  Seeing its lifeless body sorrowed me and cast gloom over my garden, which otherwise delights me. I kept meaning to gently move this once-lovely bird’s body into the woods. But viewing it only from a certain vantage point in my office, I forgot. […]

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 […]

Dear John

“And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind …” – Colossians 1:21 Observantly he sat. Silently. He wore a heavy cardigan. In June. Walking past this elderly gentleman, I sensed the Holy Spirit’s nudging to speak. Kneeling down, I initiated conversation. And we were off. One sentence led to another, and eventually God […]

Blessed Beyond Words

“And Jesus came to them and touched them and said, ‘Arise, and do not be afraid.’” – Matt. 17:7 Surely we’re all aware of the horrific tragedy that occurred this past Friday in Newtown, Connecticut. While we’re unable to grasp the brutality of this massacre, evil’s enormity becomes clearer as we view pictures and learn […]

%d bloggers like this: