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 […]

Through the Iron Gate.

Peter followed him (an angel of the Lord) out of the prison…They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city. It opened for them by itself, and they went through it. Acts 12:9-10 (NIV) The story of Peter’s miraculous release from prison is a magnificent account of […]

Like a Scarecrow in a Melon Patch.

Like a scarecrow in a melon patch, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Jeremiah 10:5a (NIV) Until I came across this verse in Jeremiah, I hadn’t realized I had a melon patch, particularly since growing things in a garden isn’t my first love. But scarecrows? Got a lot of […]

Those Aren’t My Shoes.

Today’s post is a revision of one I published back in October of 2015. Maybe some of you-like me-will benefit from hearing the message again. ❁❁❁❁❁❁❁❁❁❁❁❁❁❁❁❁❁❁❁❁❁❁ When Peter saw him (John), he asked (Jesus), “Lord, what about him? Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? […]

Preparing to Move.

Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. II Corinthians 5:1 (NIV) Our house is on the market. A for sale sign juts out of the dirt near the curb at the end of […]