Persistence.

Jesus told them a parable that they should always pray and not give up. Luke 18:1 Nothing provokes my inner Rocky Balboa faster than the phrase, “It’s too late.” Just ask my husband. “I think we should return this and get our money back,” I say. “Naw. It’s too late,” he’ll say. And off to […]

Those Hands.

May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17 Establish: make labors effective and enduring. Last Saturday, my husband and I served with Forgiven Prison Ministry http://forgivenministry.org. This organization reconciles prisoners with their children despite their […]

Appointed to Sing.

Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise Him for the splendor of His holiness. II Chronicles 20:21a Aside from voluntary participation in elementary school choir, I’ve never had a formal singing lesson.   Basically, I can’t sing.  Well, no, that’s not true. I CAN sing, just not good enough to handle […]

I Stand With This Tax Collector.

Jesus told this parable: The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men — robbers, evildoers, adulterers — or even like this tax collector… But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and […]

Drop Your Weapon.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10 While stuck at a prolonged red light behind another car, a well-worn path in my brain was triggered. Maybe you’re familiar with it. A little voice said,“Ah. Down time. […]