Of Greater Use.

All this God does so that through the very experience that is so painful and distressing to me, I will be of greater use to others. ~Streams in the Desert~ We all know people who’ve suffered a particular hardship, either the result of consequences for disobedience or things like natural disasters. Most recent among them, #hurricaneflorence […]

Losing Altitude.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 You know those airplane movies where the aircraft is packed to capacity. Passengers are on their way to some fun destination. The music is cheerful, serene. A peek through a side window shows an outstretched wing like the arm of God as the […]

What the Red Sweater Said to the Counselor.

Many years ago, life had begun to tie my soul into little knots. Several sessions with a reputable Christian counselor helped me unravel them, make sense of things. One day, as I dressed for another appointment with her, the air of early spring held a chill. So I chose to wear a stretch knit sweater, one […]

Never.

Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you. Hebrews 13:5 Never. About a week ago, God velcroed this word to my brain soon after I’d allowed my gray matter to wallow in the muck of untruth, believing the opposite of what He has clearly promised. Daring to suggest that He’d forsaken me when I […]

The Thermostat Game.

If you’ve ever shared space with someone whose internal body temperature differs from yours, you know this game. Here’s how it goes. Sally Sue is cold natured. When she enters a room, she desires warmth — lots of it — to caress her skin, seep down to her bones. Ahhhh 🙂 Johnny Joe, on the […]

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