My Playpen.

Lord You have assigned me my portion and my cup; You have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. Psalm 16:5-6 (NIV) Recently, one of my older sisters sustained a fall on the cement steps leading up to her front door. She’d […]

Wrestling for Crowns.

We will wrestle our crowns from the giants we conquer. Streams in the Desert. My life hasn’t been characterized by a lot of wrestling or crowning achievements. Yes, I worked hard to complete my college degree, searched for that first job, and muscled through nearly three years to earn a master’s degree. I’ve worked at […]

From Inside the Fish.

From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God. Jonah 2:1 (NIV) Please note, it was a fish, not a whale.  There. But the fact that “Jonah and the whale” is what most people reference, I will swallow either interpretation. No pun intended. Whether the sea creature breathed through gills or a blowhole […]

I Still Picture You in a White Dress.

The Marriage of the Lamb has come; His wife has made herself ready. She was given a bridal gown of bright and shining linen. Revelation19:7b-8 (NIV) Recently, a young lady broke up with her boyfriend. No, scratch that. The guy broke up with her. Before that, they’d talked often about the real possibility of marriage, […]

My Place in the Garden.

Then Jesus went with His disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and He said to them, “Sit here while I got over there and pray. He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with Him…” Matthew 26:36-37a A new year has arrived. Where has Jesus placed you in His garden? Entering the Garden […]