If Only for One Lost Reader…

Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep. Luke 15:6 (NIV) Whether I like it or not, numbers weigh heavy in ‘author land.’ Potential publishers, agents, editors all want to know, “How many followers do you have on social media? Are you garnering a good bit of reader engagement from your subscribers? You do […]

My Regular Custom.

Early in the morning he (Job) would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them (children), thinking, ‘Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts’. This was Job’s regular custom. Job 1:4-5 (NIV) This week’s devotional is a revised version of one I posted a few years back and will be included […]

Welcome to S.S.U., Suffering State University

We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. Romans 5:3-4 (NIV) Suffering is relative, isn’t it? I mean, I could run low on toilet paper and say I suffered, yet a friend could experience the death of a child and say she’d suffered. During a difficult season […]

A Good Friday Message to a Bad Virus.

Your marvelous doings are headline news; I could write a book full of the details of your greatness. Psalm 145:6 (The Message) Today is Good Friday, the day Christians acknowledge Jesus’ death on the cross two thousand years ago. It was a willful delivery of his spirit into the hands of God as an atoning […]

You, Too, are Essential.

I paid a huge price for you… That’s how much you mean to me! That’s how much I love you! Isaiah 43:3-4 (The Msg) For a few hours each week, I work as a senior caregiver for an elderly, bedridden man. Along with a handful of other caregivers, the family counts on me to see […]