The Wounds of a Lover.

The wounds of a lover can be trusted. Proverbs 27:6a (The Message, NIV) Along with a few other writers, I’ve been reading through and discussing a book on the emotional craft of writing fiction. In it, the author states,  The arc of moral change isn’t complete when change itself arrives….There is one moe step: proof. […]

Why You & I Need Refills.

He satisfies your desires with good things. Psalm 103:5a (NIV) A nearby gas station offers an impossible-to-pass up deal. Up to a whopping 44 ounces, I can buy a fountain drink for only 79¢. After six of these, the seventh is free. My oldest daughter introduced me to this opportunity a few years back and […]

The Extravagant Dimensions of God’s Love.

I ask God that …you’ll be able to take in…the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. To grasp how wide and long and high and deep is His love. Ephesians 3:17b-18 (NIV, The Message)  What comes to mind when you think of extravagant dimensions? Maybe… Edinburgh Castle in Scotland?  The Aleppo Citadel in Syria? Palace of […]

My Unapproachable, Approachable God.

–God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, Who alone is immortal and Who lives in unapproachable light, Whom no one has seen or can see, to Him. I Timothy 15-16a (NIV)  Unapproachable. The word rings warning like a coiled, hissing Ball python. Don’t. Come. Closer. In the personal […]

‘Til I Entered the Sanctuary of God.

When I tried to understand all this, it was oppressive to me…till I entered the sanctuary of God. Then I saw the whole picture. Psalm 73:16-17 (NIV, The Message) This is so like me. I’ll furrow my brow, rub my chin and puzzle over a matter, wondering why pieces don’t fit. I prayed for this […]