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I Would Rather be a Doorkeeper.

I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. Psalm 84:10 (NIV) After first introduction with someone, a common question follows…  “So, what do you do?” As if the answer has the power to determine my value, I might cringe, scramble to work something […]

When God Grants Me What I ask of Him.

I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. I Samuel 1:27 I enjoyed a sweet moment when my eyes fell over this I Samuel verse again. It’s the prayer I prayed in November, 1997, when I was pregnant with my third child. We even included it on […]

Which Vineyard Worker Am I?

Are you envious because I am generous? Matthew 20:15 (NIV) My mind has been lingering in the landowner’s vineyard described in Matthew 20 and meditating on the players in this parable. Here’s the set up…  Early in the morning* (vs 1), 6:00 our time, the eager landowner (aka God) snagged some men to work in […]

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 […]