The Pitch of Praise.

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11 Having never taken a piano lesson in my life, I didn’t think I had anything in common with those incredible stringed instruments. I was mistaken… […]

Ground That Drinks the Rain.

But ground that drinks the rain which often falls upon it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God. Hebrews 6:7 NAS As I write, raindrops are pinging off the window, making a soggy mess of the front yard. The ground is prepping for […]

That Dog Bites.

Watch our for those dogs, those men who do evil, those mutilator of the flesh. Philippians 3:2 Years ago, I found myself in a tricky relationship. One where I never knew when or if what I’d said would be taken wrong, misconstrued, received as grossly offensive or insulting. Like when I said ‘good’ but he […]

Who’s Waiting for Whom?

Jesus did not answer a word. Matthew 15:23 Ever been in those awkward and annoying situations when you’re waiting for someone only to find, as the minutes, hours or days slip away, she’s been waiting for you? Give it up for miscommunication between humans. Much in modern times has been written about waiting — as […]

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 […]

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