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Losing Altitude.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 You know those airplane movies where the aircraft is packed to capacity. Passengers are on their way to some fun destination. The music is cheerful, serene. A peek through a side window shows an outstretched wing like the arm of God as the […]

What the Red Sweater Said to the Counselor.

Many years ago, life had begun to tie my soul into little knots. Several sessions with a reputable Christian counselor helped me unravel them, make sense of things. One day, as I dressed for another appointment with her, the air of early spring held a chill. So I chose to wear a stretch knit sweater, one […]

Never.

Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you. Hebrews 13:5 Never. About a week ago, God velcroed this word to my brain soon after I’d allowed my gray matter to wallow in the muck of untruth, believing the opposite of what He has clearly promised. Daring to suggest that He’d forsaken me when I […]

Spotting a Spot.

“You don’t throw out the whole shirt just because there’s a spot on the sleeve.” Seconds after Mom spoke these words, the truth of it hit me in the solar plexus. Her wisdom bubbled forth in reference to a guy I’d dated very briefly in college. When my interest in him waned over something Mom […]

Something to Boast About.

If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness….so that Christ’s power may rest on me. For when I am weak, then I am strong. II Corinthians 11:30, 12:9b, 10b Throughout my life, I’ve accomplished things, achieved goals, won awards, received recognition. Many of which I’m mighty proud.  But nothing […]