I Would Rather be a Doorkeeper.

I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. Psalm 84:10 (NIV) After first introduction with someone, a common question follows…  “So, what do you do?” As if the answer has the power to determine my value, I might cringe, scramble to work something […]

When God Grants Me What I ask of Him.

I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. I Samuel 1:27 I enjoyed a sweet moment when my eyes fell over this I Samuel verse again. It’s the prayer I prayed in November, 1997, when I was pregnant with my third child. We even included it on […]

God is in This Place, Too.

My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. Exodus 33:14 (NIV) I’ve started a new job, working as a senior caregiver. It’s just a few hours, one day a week. My client is an elderly man who’s bedridden, suffering from the progressive effect of Alzheimer’s Disease.  Sadly, his doting wife is […]

Which Vineyard Worker Am I?

Are you envious because I am generous? Matthew 20:15 (NIV) My mind has been lingering in the landowner’s vineyard described in Matthew 20 and meditating on the players in this parable. Here’s the set up…  Early in the morning* (vs 1), 6:00 our time, the eager landowner (aka God) snagged some men to work in […]

The Longings of God.

Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. Isaiah 30:18a (NIV) The word longing has resonated with me recently. Maybe it’s because I’m a romantic, a lover and writer of happily ever afters. Longing makes me think of desire. To be specific, it causes me to give attention to […]