Until It Pleases Him.

All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful. Psalm 25:10a If I had a husband who was easily manipulated (he is not), I’d probably request foolish things like, “Today would be a good day for red roses, you know.” And my front door would be ringing within the hour with an impressive floral […]

Stand By.

I am coming soon. Revelation 3:11a I’d texted a cop friend of mine, asking if she’d conduct a little investigative magic around headquarters and determine what brand and scent of lip balm a mutual friend uses so I could include it with her birthday gift. Stand by. #coplingo 🙂  I glanced at her text. My […]

The Trouble with Fingerprints.

Those who know the Lord do not put forth their own hand and bring things about. T. Austin Sparks, On Knowing God (1930) At the conclusion of our meeting together, the woman startled me with her words. “Once you’ve got your fingerprints all over a matter God won’t use it.” Rising from my chair, I […]

I Know Someone Who Can Relate.

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are — yet was without sin. Hebrews 4:15 With a sniff, she tugged a tissue, turned a weary gaze my way. “You know what I […]

Seeking Rain.

The fruitful life seeks rain as well as sunshine. Streams in the Desert. Taking inventory of my prayer life, it occurred to me…my petitions tend toward what I want to see happen or to change, a petulant heart cry for that which pains or concerns me to come to a halt.  Make no mistake. Scripture […]

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