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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 […]

Wanted: Dead or Alive

For I am convinced that…(nothing) will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)  I’ve been pondering what it means to be wanted by God. Particularly after an unexpected announcement that appeared in my inbox this week. No matter the words, the gist […]

Joy and Sorrow: An Unlikely, Inseparable Pair.

Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing. II corinthians 6:10 (NIV) I can think of no more odd couple than joy and sorrow. Well, maybe avocado and chocolate…which is, apparently, a thing.  Few scriptures grate a sorrowful soul immersed in tears faster than “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds…” James 1:2, NIV  […]