Trouble on Both Sides of the Law.

Do not let your hearts be troubled! Trust in God; trust also in Me (Jesus). John 14:1 It was a frigid winter evening at my church’s warming station. I stepped quickly into the heated room, shrugged off my coat. My eyes began their scanning, landed on a woman in her early thirties, looking kinda lost, […]

Gray Makes Way For Blue.

“Faith is being certain of what we can not see.” Hebrews 11:1 A particular long-term program for adolescent young men with life challenging issues works this way:  upon admission a student is given an orange t-shirt to wear. After a period of time, if the student demonstrates leadership among fellow students, he graduates to a […]

Talking With My Mouth Full: A Lesson on Proper Manners at the Thanksgiving Table

I will extol the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. Psalm 34:1 This Thanksgiving, my husband and four children will join a Texas-sized family to indulge in an equally large feast wreathed around an expansive table. Time to ramp up the good manners. Which calls to mind Milly the […]

Frustrating the Furious One.

Listen to my prayer, O God. …Confuse them, Lord, and frustrate their plans (the wicked), for I see violence and conflict in the city. Psalm 55:9 (NLT) Just recently, something has caused me a little angst. It’s a decision someone is considering, something that could prove harmful. Something that doesn’t align with what I believe to […]

Like A Broom In His Hands.

Your part in intercessory prayer is to …utilize the common-sense circumstances God puts you in, and the common-sense people He puts you amongst by His providence, to bring them before God’s throne and give the Spirit in you a chance to intercede for them. In this way God is going to sweep the whole world […]

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