The Force of a Gentle Whisper.

And after the fire came a gentle whisper. I Kings 19:12b Pretty much any information I need or want is not only accessible with the touch of my cell, it’s excessive.  Google, the search engine giant that holds first place ranking among all others, is used as a noun and a verb. “Just google it.” […]

Satan Has Asked…

Simon, Simon (said Jesus), Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. Luke 22:31 (NIV) The idea of Satan proactively asking Jesus about a particular person, with the intent that they be separated as wheat from chaff, is disturbing, to say the least. A different version of this verse reads: Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has […]

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 […]